Barnes & Noble Education and Wiley Expand Relationship, Providing Students with Wider Access to More Affordable Course Materials

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes
& Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED)
, a leading provider of
educational products and services solutions for higher education and
K-12 institutions, and Wiley
(NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb),
a global leader in research and education,
today announced an expanded relationship, which will bring wider access
to affordable, digital course materials to campuses nationwide. Through
a newly signed agreement, Wiley digital content will be made available
through inclusive access models offered on campuses served by BNED
through its Barnes
& Noble College
and MBS
Textbook Exchange
subsidiaries.


Wiley has been a close partner for many years, and we look forward to
expanding our relationship to benefit millions of students,” said Ann
Fraley, Vice President, Campus Solutions, Barnes & Noble College. “By
offering Wiley’s digital content through our First Day™ inclusive access
model, we will ensure wider access to affordable course materials at the
more than 1,400 campuses served by Barnes & Noble College and MBS
nationwide.”

Wiley understands the financial burden felt by students and we are
committed to ensuring they have the materials needed to maximize their
success and learning outcomes,” said Alan Pavese, VP, Pricing &
Commercial Models, for Wiley. “Partnering with Barnes & Noble Education
allows us to provide more students with the affordable course materials
they need.”

Inclusive access models offer course materials at reduced prices through
a course materials charge for participating courses or programs.
According to a recent Barnes
& Noble College Insights
℠ survey, 37 percent of college students
did not feel prepared to start the spring 2019 semester – with inclusive
access models, students receive their materials on or before the first
day of class, allowing faculty to begin teaching without delay and
ensuring students are prepared and engaged with course content from day
one.

ABOUT BARNES & NOBLE EDUCATION, INC.

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED) is a leading
provider of higher education and K-12 educational products and
solutions. Through its Barnes & Noble College and MBS Textbook Exchange
segments, Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,450 physical and virtual
bookstores across the U.S., serving more than 6 million students and
faculty. Through its Digital Student Solutions segment, the Company
offers direct-to-student products and services that help students study
more effectively and improve academic performance, enabling them to gain
the valuable skills necessary to succeed after college. The Company also
operates one of the largest textbook wholesale distribution channels in
the United States. For more information please visit www.bned.com.

BNED companies include: Barnes
& Noble College Booksellers, LLC
, MBS
Textbook Exchange, LLC
, BNED
LoudCloud, LLC
, Student
Brands, LLC
, Promoversity,
LLC
, and PaperRater,
LLC
. General information on Barnes & Noble Education may be
obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website: www.bned.com.

ABOUT WILEY

Wiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online
scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and our digital
learning, assessment, certification and student-lifecycle services and
solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments
and individuals to achieve their academic and professional goals. For
more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our
stakeholders. The company’s website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

Contacts

Media:
Barnes & Noble Education
Carolyn J.
Brown
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications & Public
Affairs
(908) 991-2967
[email protected]

Wiley
Lauren Andrich
Senior Manager
Global
Communications & Media
(201) 748 5838
landri[email protected]

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