Wiley Canada sells selected titles to HarperCollins Canada

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HarperCollins Canada has acquired a select number of Wiley Canada’s non-fiction backlist titles. Among the titles purchased are 'such Canadian classics as the bestselling Mother of All series by Ann Douglas, Ken Dryden’s The Game, recognised as the best book ever written on hockey and one of Sports Illustrated’s best sports books of all time, Hockey Dad, by Bob McKenzie and several cookbooks by Anne Lindsay including Smart Cooking, Lighthearted Everyday Cooking, and her most recent Lighthearted at Home: The Very Best of Anne Lindsay,' according to the publishers.

'We believe that HarperCollins Canada is well-positioned to provide the strategic focus required for these assets to achieve their full potential and continue to flourish,' said Mark Allin, Wiley’s senior vice president, professional development. 'Wiley is reshaping its portfolio to support growth opportunities in global research, education and professional practice.'

This is the fourth sale associated with Wiley’s planned consumer asset divestiture, which was first announced in March 2012. Those assets included consumer print and digital publishing programs in travel (including the well-known Frommer’s brand), culinary, general interest, pets, crafts, Webster’s New World, and CliffsNotes.