HarperCollins is partnering with with Cloud-Based Learning Platform specialists Skillsoft. The first eBooks to be offered are geared towards the more business minded. They will be offered under the Skillsoft’s BusinessPro on-demand training section and will offer a ton of their first run books.
Skillsoft can be considered a pioneer in the field of learning, providing cloud based 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.”
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:
The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely
Reengineering Management by James Champy
Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker
The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
Executive Intelligence by Justin Menkes
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore
The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al Ries
Quiet Leadership by David Rock
With the advent of Amazon Prime and the ability to borrow a free eBook every month, eBook subscription programs are being launched by a number of companies. In recent times Sourcebooks, F+W Media and Safari Books Online have all launched services. No company yet has developed the equivalent of the “NetFlix for eBooks.”, which is the end goal.
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