Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has been selected by Microsoft as the official distributor of Microsoft Press products. Pearson has entered into an agreement, effective, April 1, 2014, to distribute print and digital Microsoft Press products globally. Pearson Technology Group (PTG), which consists of leading technology publishers and brands of Pearson, will manage the relationship.
This most recent announcement adds Microsoft Press to a list of respected technology companies which have partnered with Pearson to deliver learning resources around the world. Microsoft Press will benefit from the established retailer relationships Pearson maintains both nationally and internationally, as well as translation rights and licensing programs in place. Additionally, Pearson and Microsoft Press will jointly create microsoftpressstore.com, also launching in April.
“We’re thrilled that Microsoft Press is joining the Pearson family, and know that this relationship will provide best-of-class content to Microsoft users and IT professionals all over the world,” said Paul Boger, Vice President and Publisher of PTG. “We’re anxious to begin the work, and believe that this is only one of many opportunities for Pearson and Microsoft, together, to teach 21st century skills to 21stcentury learners.”