|[March 11, 2014]
Pearson Announces Publishing Distribution Agreement with Microsoft Press
INDIANAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
the world's leading learning company, has been selected by Microsoft (News - Alert) as
the official distributor of Microsoft Press products. Pearson has
entered into an agreement, effective, April 1, 2014, to distribute print
and digital Microsoft Press products globally. Pearson Technology Group
(PTG (News - Alert)), which consists of leading technology publishers and brands of
Pearson, will manage the relationship.
This most recent announcement adds Microsoft Press to a list of
respected technology companies which have partnered with Pearson to
deliver learning resources around the world. Microsoft Press will
benefit from the established retailerrelationships Pearson maintains
both nationally and internationally, as well as translation rights and
licensing programs in place. Additionally, Pearson and Microsoft Press
will jointly create microsoftpressstore.com, also launching in April.
"We're thrilled that Microsoft Press is joining the Pearson family, and
know that this relationship will provide best-of-class content to
Microsoft users and IT professionals all over the world," said Paul
Boger, Vice President and Publisher of PTG. "We're anxious to begin the
work, and believe that this is only one of many opportunities for
Pearson and Microsoft, together, to teach 21st century skills
to 21st century learners."
Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees
in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make
measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more
information about Pearson, visit www.pearson.com.
A division of Pearson, Pearson Technology Group (PTG) is the world's
largest publisher of books, eBooks, video, software, and courseware
learning products for technical and creative professionals, computer
users and business professionals. PTG publishing imprints include
Addison-Wesley Professional, Adobe Press, Cisco (News - Alert) Press, IBM Press, FT
Press, Microsoft Press, Peachpit Press, Pearson IT Certification,
Prentice Hall Professional, Que, Sams, and VMware Press.
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