Wiley Aligns with SmartPros to Produce Webinars for Accountants

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Launching this fall, a series of video Webcasts for professionals in the accounting industry offering the latest tax developments and offering CPE credits!

J.K. Lasser's Gearing Up for Tax Season: What You Need to Know.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE: JWa, JWb) is pleased to announce today a new eLearning relationship with SmartPros (Nasdaq: SPRO), to produce a series of Continuing Professional Education video Webcasts for accountants launching this Fall. The video Webcasts, intended to help tax accountants keep up with the major changes that took place this year, will offer the most up-to-date tax developments as well as eight CPE credits for viewing the entire series of four programs, or two credits for each video Webcast. The video Webcast series will feature JK Lasser's nationally recognized expert authors Barbara Weltman and Elliot Eiss, and SmartPros subject matter expert Michael Tucker. Wiley and SmartPros will launch additional series of video Webcasts, on other topics of vital interest to finance and accounting professionals, periodically throughout the year.

The first series, debuting this fall, is titled "J.K. Lasser's Gearing Up for Tax Season: What You Need to Know." The topics and the airdate for the first four sessions are as follows:

•Wednesday, November 4 - What's New: Deductions, Credits, Losses, AMT
•Wednesday, November 11 - Estate and Gift Planning; Retirement Benefits
•Wednesday, December 2 - Depreciation Deductions; Pass-Through Entities
•Wednesday, December 9 - Year-End Tax Planning

"We believe that this end-of-year video Webcast series will be truly beneficial to CPAs and other tax advisers at a time of year when they need the most reliable and up-to-date information leading into their crucial tax season," said SmartPros President and Founder, Jack Fingerhut. "J.K. Lasser's content expertise, delivered via SmartPros eLPLive Video Webcasting Platform, truly creates a top-of-the-line product offering for today's tax adviser."

For more information on the Webinar series, please visit http://www.jklasser.com/go/lassercpe.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 400 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.

Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, financial services, banking, engineering, legal, ethics and compliance, and information technology. SmartPros is a leading provider of professional education products to Fortune 500 companies, as well as the major firms and associations in each of its professional markets. SmartPros provides education and content publishing and development services in a variety of media including Web, CD-ROM, video and live seminars and events. Our subscription libraries feature hundreds of course titles and 2,300+ hours of accredited education. SmartPros' proprietary Professional Education Center (PEC) Learning Management System (LMS) offers enterprise distribution and administration of education content and information. In addition, SmartPros produces a popular news and information portal for accounting and finance professionals serving more than one million ads and distributing more than 200,000 subscriber email newsletters each month. SmartPros' network of Web sites averages more than 900,000 monthly visits, serving a user base of more than one million profiled members. Visit: http://www.smartpros.com


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