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September 13, 2012

Kno Partners with Wiley To Add Top Digital Textbook Titles in Time for Back to School

Santa Clara, CA and Hoboken NJ

Interactive Features from Kno Bring Major Higher Ed Textbook Publisher’s Content to Life

Kno, a pioneer in education software, announced that it has partnered with leading global publishing company, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), to provide more choice for college students heading back to school this fall. The new partnership with Wiley’s Global Education business will provide Kno with a range of higher education digital content, including top titles from business, engineering, mechanics, organic chemistry, physics, and trigonometry. Kno offers more than 200,000 interactive K-12 and university digital titles from over 65 textbook publishers. Kno textbooks are available for the iPad, Android, Web and Windows 7.

“Our partnership with Kno will enhance the learning experience by allowing students to engage with our academic content in new ways,” says Joe Heider, Wiley’s Senior Vice President, Global Education. By offering our learning materials in a wide variety of formats and media and through different purchase and access options, we are able to better meet their diverse educational and budgetary needs and empower them to succeed.”

Wiley’s collection of leading higher education titles, including Psychology in Action, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, Contemporary Business and Professional Cooking, will be enhanced with videos, Flash Cards, Social Sharing, and other interactive features, helping students to learn more efficiently and effectively.

“This partnership with Wiley Global Education will provide students with some of the most widely used titles they need as they head back to school this fall,” said Mark Williams, Vice President of Sales, Kno, Inc. “Wiley’s respected position as a leader in higher education publishing, combined with Kno’s digital interactive features, provides students with the learning tools they need to achieve their academic goals.”

Kno is transforming the way both K-12 and higher education students learn by making educational content available on the broadest selection of devices at the lowest possible cost. The company is committed to making learning available and flexible by tailoring it to each student's learning style.

Kno combines the best of a physical textbook along with more than 70 interactive features including a Course Manager to organize textbooks by course, chapter preview to visually navigate pages, and innovative features such as 3D, Smart Links, Journal, Smart Search and Social Sharing, which are engineered to increase students’ learning potential and retain the most important information.


About Kno Inc.

Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to make learning engaging, effective, and social for students. Osman Rashid (http://twitter.com/osmanrashid), the co-founder of Chegg, and Babur Habib (https://twitter.com/BaburHabib), a consumer electronics veteran, founded Kno, Inc. in May 2009. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital, Goldman Sachs, FLOODGATE and GSV Capital and is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, go to www.kno.com, or follow Kno at http://facebook.com/GoodtoKno and http://twitter.com/GoodtoKNO.

About Wiley Global Education

The mission of Wiley’s Global Education business is to help teachers teach and students learn. Wiley Global Education provides personalized content, tools, and services that deliver demonstrable results to students and faculty at two- and four-year colleges and universities, for-profit career colleges, and advanced-placement classes globally, as well as secondary schools in Australia.  In addition to its print and digital textbooks programs, the company offers a variety of cost-effective, flexible print and digital solutions, including customizable solutions and WileyPLUS, a research-based, online environment for effective teaching and learning.

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.

Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.