The Wiley/Sybex deal closed yesterday.
I’m definitely feeling sad about this and I want to wish the best to any Sybex employees who have been let go. Good luck to all, and best wishes to Rodnay — he was such a force in this industry for a very long time. It’s my understanding that Wiley will keep the Sybex name in use as an imprint, and I hope they do so for a long time. The remaining Sybex employees will work out of the Jossey Bass building in San Francisco. Good luck to all that are staying as well, I hope you do well in your new roles.
There’s probably no way Sybex could stay in business as a large independent with such a reduced market share and hopefully this was the best result for all in terms of the overall number of jobs lost.