Wiley-Blackwell forms book publishing partnership with ISTE

October 09, 2007

Hoboken, NJ, October 9, 2007- Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa), (NYSE: JWb), today announced an agreement with ISTE Ltd. to become its exclusive co-publisher in the Americas, Asia, and other territories worldwide, effective January 2008.

Under the agreement, Wiley-Blackwell and ISTE, the English language division of Hermes Science & Lavoisier, will co-publish approximately 60 books per year in the fields of electrical, civil, and mechanical engineering; information and communication technology; numerical methods; materials science; digital signal and image processing; and networks. Thirty-four new titles will be available in the first quarter of 2008. In addition to completely new titles, the agreement includes updated and expanded English-language versions of highly-regarded books originally published in French. Wiley-Blackwell will be responsible for all sales activities for these jointly branded titles in its territories, including marketing and distribution. Wiley-Blackwell will also manage eBook and online sales of the titles via the Wiley InterScience platform.

"We are excited to be working with a family-run business whose consistent quality and focus complements our own publishing strengths and strategy," said Michael Forster, Vice President and Associate Publishing Director, Physical Sciences, Wiley-Blackwell.

"By partnering with Wiley-Blackwell, ISTE will be better able to attain its objective of producing innovative titles that will reach a wider audience of academics, researchers, and industrial engineers," said Sami Menasce, Chairman and Managing Director, ISTE Ltd.

Wiley-Blackwell will also be distributing select backlist titles, including such titles as Structural Health Monitoring, Free-Space Optics, Particle Swarm Optimization, Protection of Electrical Networks, Graphs and Networks, Robot Manipulators, Organic Materials in Civil Engineering, Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Measurement, and Multimedia Multicast on the Internet.
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