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Wiley acquires publishing software company Atypon

In the US, publisher John Wiley & Sons has acquired publishing software company Atypon for US$120m (A$157m), reports the Bookseller. The Silicon Valley-based company develops software that allows publishers to deliver, host, market and manage their online publishing, with its publisher platform Literatum hosting more than one third of the world’s English-language scholarly journal articles. Atypon also provides tools to publishers to test new products, sales and subscription services. Wiley, which will use Atypon’s services for its own publishing, says the software company will ‘function and be managed as a separate business unit’ with data from Atypon clients to be ‘remain sequestered and behind firewalls’ and unable to be accessed by Wiley. Atypon CEO and founder Georgios Papadopoulos said he is excited by ‘the many opportunities to accelerate the expansion of Atypon’s service offerings’.


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