John Wiley & Sons, also simply referred to as Wiley, is a major worldwide publishing company that produces a variety of materials for both academic students and professors as well as business professionals in various industries. Originally established in 1807 in New York City, the company is currently based in Hoboken, New Jersey. Wiley has over 5,100 employees and has annual revenue of about $1.7 billion.
John Wiley & Sons has three separate divisions within its operations. These include: Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly (abbreviated STMS); Professional Trade; and Global Education. The first and third divisions specialize in producing textbooks and other course materials for academia. The professional division provides texts and materials for business professionals.
The following college textbooks have been produced by Wiley:
– Intermediate Accounting (Thirteenth Edition) by Donald E. Kieso, Jerry J. Weygandt, and Terry D. Warfield (2009)
– Operating System Concepts: Update (Eighth Edition) by Abraham Silberschatz, Greg Gagne, and Peter B. Galvin (2011)
– Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (Tortora, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology) (Thirteenth Edition) by Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson (2011)
– Architecture: Form, Space, and Order (Third Edition) by Francis D. K. Ching (2007)
– Architectural Graphic Standards (Eleventh Edition) by The American Institute of Architects (2007)
You can search for these books and many more on Textbooks.org. Just type in the title of the book or the ISBN number, and a list of companies that sell or rent the book will appear so that you can compare prices and find the cheapest one. Of course you can also look for them in your local campus bookstore.
In 2007, Wiley partnered with five other college textbook publishers to form CourseSmart, a company that is dedicated to offering digital textbooks. These books are available in various digital formats so that they are completely accessible to all users and all operating systems and devices.
In addition to textbooks, the company is known for publishing the “For Dummies” books, which are essentially how-to books on various subjects. The first “For Dummies” book was called DOS for Dummies and was an instructional guide to using Microsoft DOS, one of the earliest operating systems on modern computers. Although many of the initial books in this series centered on technology, books on other subjects have also hit the market over the years. These include:
– Acne for Dummies
– Chess for Dummies
– Fishing for Dummies
– C for Dummies