Wiley extends partnership with Perlego to offer students access to digital books

Wiley extended its partnership with online library Perlego to offer higher education students around the world access to digital books. The partnership, which began in 2019, will extend for four years, through February 2027.

Through the extended partnership, Perlego, which bills itself as the ‘Netflix for textbooks,’ will provide students with access to a full range of Wiley digital titles on its platform. The Wiley collection focuses largely on textbooks but also includes Wiley trade and professional book titles. By purchasing a subscription to Perlego, students obtain unlimited access to more than one million ebooks from Wiley and other publishers.

Subscription prices are $18 per month or $144 per year. Subscribers can access any of the ebooks; the price is not per book.

The company’s service is available in 175 countries around the world. Wiley has been an early partner with Perlego, from early experimentation with digital subscriptions to testing the unlimited access model. Perlego sees this new announcement as expanding the partnership and expanding its reach to students North America, DACh (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and Australia and offer students a convenient alternative to piracy.” The press release gives more information.