Harvard Business Review Press and EBSCO Sign Exclusive Agreement

~ Summaries of New Business Books from Harvard Business Review Press will be Available Only Through EBSCO’s Business Book Summaries™ ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 12, 2013— An agreement between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Harvard Business Review Press will allow EBSCO to create summaries of Harvard Business Review Press’ books by the world’s leading business thinkers, including John P. Kotter, Clayton Christensen, W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne, Michael Watkins, Linda Hill, Vijay Govindarajan, A.G. Lafley, and Roger Martin.

Summaries of all the very latest Harvard Business Review Press books will be available exclusively from EBSCO Business Book Summariesstarting in January 2014, along with summaries of Harvard Business Review Press’ all-time best-sellers. In addition, EBSCO subscribers will be able to buy Harvard Business Review Press e-books directly through the EBSCO portal.

“This new partnership expands the reach of Harvard Business Review Press titles and enables professionals across the globe to engage with our content through book summaries and EBSCO’s integrated e-book platform,” says Sarah McConville, Publisher, Harvard Business Review Press. “We are pleased to be partnering with EBSCO to provide even more options for our readers to access the content we publish whenever they need it.”

Harvard Business Review Press provides business professionals with ideas, insights, and best practices to help them lead their organizations more effectively. From ‘disruptive innovation’ and ‘core competence’ to ‘primal leadership’, ‘blue ocean strategy’, and ‘playing to win’, many of the ideas first published in Harvard Business Review Press books have influenced managers and organizations worldwide—and changed the way they do business. Harvard Business Review Press is a part of the Harvard Business Review Group, which also includes the flagship Harvard Business Review magazine, 12 international licensed editions, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org.

Business Book Summariesenhance the book reading experience and give readers timely, applicable information to put the book’s key ideas into practice. Business Book Summaries are used by organizations to augment leadership development programs, close competency gaps, and improve overall business acumen of their managers, directors, and executives.

Vice President of Product Management Tad Goltra says that the addition of books from Harvard Business Review Press to Business Book Summaries will further enable executives to keep abreast of the latest business thinking. “Harvard Business Review Press publishes innovative and important business books, and adding them to Business Book Summaries and EBSCO’s integrated e-book platform will provide employees with important resources that can help spur creative thinking and improve decision making.”

Business Book Summariesincludes thousands of top business books from the last 20 years with new book summaries added daily, an iPhone app, and audio summaries of selected titles. For more information on Business Book Summaries, visit http://www.ebscohost.com/learning-resources/business-book-summaries.

About Harvard Business Review Press
Harvard Business Review Press is a leading global book publisher and a division of the Harvard Business Review Group. Harvard Business Review Press publishes for the general, professional, and academic markets on the topics of leadership, strategy, innovation, and management. Recent bestselling titles include Playing to Win, Leading Change, Blue Ocean Strategy, The Innovator’s Dilemma, Being the Boss, Conscious Capitalism, and The First 90 Days. For more information, please visit hbr.org/books.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is a leading provider of premium content for corporations, associations, and organizations. EBSCO’s product line includes eJournals, eBooks, book summaries, ePackages, and Subscription Services as well as Business Source® Corporate Plus, a comprehensive collection of full-text business publications, EBSCO Discovery Service, a single search of the world’s largest collection of vetted science, technical, medical, and business content and EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world and may be integrated into corporate intranets and applications and used via mobile devices. EBSCO is the trusted resource for thousands of organizations worldwide and millions of end users. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com, or contact: information@ebsco.com.


For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Public Relations
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594 kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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