Thursday, 6 May 2010
Hodder Education, distributed in Australia / New Zealand by Cengage Learning, has reached an agreement with the Royal Society of Medicine Press to acquire both their commercial books programme and the medical exam preparation website Examdoctor.co.uk. The programme comprises approximately 200 existing titles and a new publishing programme of 20 titles a year. Hodder Education, through its Health Sciences imprint Hodder Arnold, will continue to publish and develop RSM Books using the RSM logo under licence from The Royal Society of Medicine.
Philip Shaw, Managing Director of Hodder Education's Tertiary Publishing, commented, “We are delighted that the RSM has selected Hodder as a home for its strong programme of postgraduate medicine publications and as a future partner for the development of the RSM Books brand. We are also very excited to have acquired Examdoctor. We believe that the website has a great future in the fast growing market for online health sciences self-assessment and revision resources and we intend to build on the excellent work of RSM Press in creating the site”.
Peter Richardson, Managing Director of RSM Press said, "This sale to Hodder represents a strategic move to focus our resources on our journals and other online products and services. We will also continue to publish custom books sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and other third parties. We are delighted to have found such a good home for our well-known commercial book list which has particular strengths in the exam revision market. We have also been proud to develop Examdoctor, with its rapidly growing reputation in the online medical exam market, and are confident that this, along with our book list, will flourish under Hodder's ownership. We look forward very much to collaborating with Hodder on the future development of the RSM Books brand in the market."
Royal Society of Medicine titles are now distributed by Cengage Learning Australia. For more information contact Customer Services on 1300 790 853 (Australia) and 0800 449 725 (New Zealand).