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Skillsoft Expands Books24x7 Offering with HarperCollins Partnership

16 October 2012

Skillsoft, an innovative pioneer in the field of learning who provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, 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. "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 organisations 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.

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