SkillSoft Expands Books24x7 with Addition of Thomas Nelson Titles

Adds Dozens of Best-Selling Books to SkillSoft's BusinessPro Collection; Spanish titles also included

NASHUA, N.H. & NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced the addition of over 90 new business titles from Thomas Nelson, a leading trade business book publisher, to its Books24x7(R) digital books library. Available within SkillSoft's BusinessPro(TM) collection, a key business resource for on-demand training, the Thomas Nelson titles provide SkillSoft clients with a wide range of leadership, personal and professional development resources to enhance their employees' skills and careers. Featured Thomas Nelson business authors include John C. Maxwell, Tim Irwin, Zig Ziglar, and many more.

"We want our products--books and conferences--to affect people and provide the sought-after practical guidance that inspire real change," said Daisy Hutton, vice president of licensing, Thomas Nelson. "SkillSoft's Books24x7 library offers one of the largest on-demand e-reference services for professional learning and is a great vehicle for Thomas Nelson to reach new audiences with its inspirational business content."

SkillSoft's Books24x7 helps bridge the gap between what employees know and need to know in hundreds of leading organizations. The expansive online collection of books within the business disciplines accelerates the acquisition of business knowledge, sharpens management acumen and inspires professional development. Thomas Nelson joins a long list of well-known publishers that contribute their latest and best selling titles, as well as their classics to Books24x7. With new books added almost every day, SkillSoft ensures the currency and comprehensiveness of its online business skills reference materials.

"From senior executives to individual contributors, employees across the enterprise rely on the Books24x7 collections for reliable, authoritative information to stay current and informed," said John Ambrose, SkillSoft's senior vice president of strategy, corporate development and emerging business. "We are pleased to expand our collection of best-selling business books with the addition of Thomas Nelson titles in BusinessPro."

Through the Books24x7 On Demand platform, BusinessPro offers access to thousands of business titles from the most reputable publishers and authors in the industry. The scope of the collection is both broad and deep, addressing a range of issues critical to today's business professionals -- from fostering employee engagement to the latest trends on leadership, from Lean Six Sigma to project management, and from innovation to social networking. Books24x7 users can expect to see the following Thomas Nelson titles added:

    --  "Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of
        Leadership," Tim Irwin
    --  "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do
        Differently," John C. Maxwell
    --  "Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond
        Your Talent," John C. Maxwell
    --  "Find your strongest life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women
        Do Differently," Marcus Buckingham
    --  "Ziglar On Selling," Zig Ziglar
    --  And many more

Covering titles in both English and Spanish languages, the partnership with Thomas Nelson also significantly expands the Books24x7 en Espanol collection, a specialty offering of books published in the Spanish language covering desktop skills, management, IT and other technical disciplines.

About Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson is a leading provider of Bibles, products, and live events emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes. For more information, visit our website

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. SkillSoft is on the web at

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7(R) product offering includes access to more than 25,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM), inGenius(R) and virtual classroom.

SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives, ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide, Dialogue and inGenius are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft Ireland Limited in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners, countries.

    Source: SkillSoft