Springer will become the exclusive distributor of the eBook versions of titles published by Wageningen Academic Publishers. The cooperation will begin with the copyright year 2011 and will include approximately 30 new titles annually.
The electronic versions of the Wageningen Academic Publishers’ titles will become part of the Springer eBook packages, available on www.springerlink.com. The books will continue to be branded as Wageningen Academic Publishers’ titles. Wageningen will be responsible for program planning and book development and will sell and distribute the print versions of the books.
Jacco Flipsen, Editorial Director Life Sciences at Springer, said, “For us it is very important to develop our eBook programs with the publication of quality content. The books in the Wageningen Academic Publishers’ portfolio fit very well within the scope of Springer’s life science eBook packages, making this partnership an exciting opportunity.”
Mike Jacobs, Managing Director of Wageningen Academic Publishers, said, “Our high-quality scientific books deserve to be accessible to scientists and researchers worldwide. Partnering with Springer will help us to reach the full potential for our eBooks, while maintaining our own branding.”
As part of the Springer eBook collection, Wageningen Academic Publishers’ titles join the largest online collection of scientific, technical and medical publications (STM) consisting of monographs, textbooks, handbooks, atlases, reference works and book series. The Springer eBook packages, grouped into twelve subject collections, include more than 40,000 titles.
Wageningen Academic Publishers is a publishing company in the field of life sciences, operating out of the Netherlands. The publishing program focuses on animal and veterinary sciences, food sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences and plant sciences. The company publishes scientific journals as well as monographs, textbooks and proceedings.
Springer is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees.