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Skillsoft Expands Books24x7 Offering with HarperCollins Partnership

Program adds best-selling HarperCollins books to SkillsoftBooks24x7 BusinessPro collection

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skillsoft today announced that it has entered into a licensing partnership with HarperCollins Publishers, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world. The program adds HarperCollins' best-selling leadership, personal and professional development books to Skillsoft's Books24x7 Platform. Available within Skillsoft's BusinessPro collection, a key business resource for on-demand training, the featured HarperCollins business authors include Dan Ariely, Jim Champy, Peter Drucker, Justin Menkes, David Rock and many more. Skillsoft, a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation, provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses.

"This is the first time HarperCollins titles will be available through a subscription model for the business market," said Chantal Restivo-Alessi, chief digital officer, HarperCollins. "Having our books available through Skillsoft extends our reach in the corporate market, supporting more individuals and organizations as they enhance their business and leadership skills, while providing our authors further access to a global audience."

In partnership with industry's foremost publishers, industry vendors, analyst firms, business thought leaders and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, the Skillsoft Books24x7 On Demand Platform offers instant access to the complete text of tens-of-thousands of best-in-class books, book summaries, videos, audios, research reports and best practices.

The diverse titles in the BusinessPro collection addresses a range of issues critical to today's business professionals from fostering employee engagement to the latest trends on leadership, from Lean Six Sigma to project management, and from innovation to social networking. Books24x7 users will now have access to the following HarperCollins titles:

"Our customers rely on the diversity of the content on Books24x7 and this partnership with HarperCollins significantly increases the variety of titles available to them," said Pam Boiros, vice president, product management, Books24x7. "We are honored that HarperCollins chose to enter into this unique partnership with us and join the list of well-known publishers that contribute their latest and best selling titles to Books24x7."

The partnership with HarperCollins is part of Skillsoft's Publishing Partner Program, which is designed for publishers looking to leverage their technical, business and other content in the Skillsoft Books24x7 proven online subscription model. As partners in this program, publishers benefit from Skillsoft's knowledge and experience in digital publishing, its search and on-demand platform, and its vast customer base, which makes content widely available to an expansive corporate audience.

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For more information on HarperCollins titles and authors, please visit http://www.harpercollins.com/

For more information on Skillsoft's Books24x7 collections, please visit http://www.Skillsoft.com/Books24x7/Product_Information/Collections/default.asp

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

Skillsoft currently serves over 5,000 customers and more than 13,000,000 learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web at www.Skillsoft.com.

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