Wiley is shelling out over 572 million* pounds (not like a pound of flesh, but the currency of the same title) for Blackwell Publishing. MPOW uses Blackwell for many, many of its purchasing needs. Blackwell holds our book contract and, as a subject librarian, I maintain an online profile for Approvals. It will be interesting to see how our services will change with this acquisition and how the merger will impact what we are offered and charged.
–Jane, hostile takeover
*added later, I am dumb