HarperCollins Expands LibreDigital Contract for Global Ebooks

HarperCollins extends its partnership with the R. R. Donnelley–owned Libre Digital for global ebook services and metadata management.

The multi-year agreement allows HarperCollins to leverage LibreDigital’s Harvest platform, which the company describes in an announcement today as offer tools that help “publishers to scale their digital businesses globally while maintaining visibility and control of their digital assets.”

[Press Release]

RR Donnelley’s LibreDigital Selected to Provide Global Ebook Solutions to HarperCollins Publishers

CHICAGO, May 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that LibreDigital of the RR Donnelley Digital Solutions group has been awarded a multi-year agreement to provide ebook services and metadata distribution solutions to HarperCollins Publishers across all global divisions including HarperCollins, Harlequin, and HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

As part of the agreement, all HarperCollins divisions will leverage LibreDigital’s Harvest platform to seamlessly manage and track a dynamic matrix of digital asset and metadata distribution needs.

“The global nature of our publishing business demands that we have a scalable, flexible solution for managing our ebook products,” said Larry Nevins, Executive Vice President of Operations for HarperCollins Publishers. “LibreDigital’s Harvest platform allows our ebook products to get to the right marketplaces at the right time.”

LibreDigital has been providing services to HarperCollins Publishers since 2006, and this new contract renews and extends that relationship.

“We are very excited to continue our role as a technology platform provider to HarperCollins Publishers,” said Tyler Ruse, General Manager of LibreDigital. “The Harvest platform provides tools that allow publishers to scale their digital businesses globally while maintaining visibility and control of their digital assets.”

A demonstration of the Harvest platform can be seen at the BookExpo America conference May 27-29 in New York City at booth DZ1967.

About RR Donnelley

RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) helps organizations communicate more effectively by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of our customers. The company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies that engage audiences, reduce costs, drive revenues and increase compliance. RR Donnelley’s innovative technologies enhance digital and print communications to deliver integrated messages across multiple media to highly targeted audiences at optimal times for clients in virtually every private and public sector. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.

For more information, and for RR Donnelley’s Global Social Responsibility Report, visit the company’s web site at http://www.rrdonnelley.com.


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