Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Collection of Literacy Apps

[Press Release] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Introduces New Collection of Apps to Strengthen Literacy Skills for Today’s Mobile Learners Common Core Reading Practice and Assessment apps designed for at-home and classroom use Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt™ (HMH®) today introduced …

Amazon Gets Into Living Rooms With Amazon Fire TV

[Press Release] Introducing Amazon Fire TV: The Easiest Way to Watch Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, and More on Your Big-Screen TV Powerful performance with 3x the processing power, 4x the memory, dedicated GPU, and dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi …

Creators Need to Think Beyond ‘Copyright’ to ‘Credit-Right’

Content creators and rights holders need to move beyond the business model of simply exploiting intellectual property rights to survive and grow, according to Jeff Jarvis, author of multiple books on media, professor of journalism at the journalism graduate school …

Hachette Hires Stacy Creamer as Executive Editor for New Imprint

[Press Release] STACY CREAMER TO JOIN HACHETTE BOOKS AS VICE PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE EDITOR Mauro DiPreta, VP, Publisher of Hachette Books, announced today that Stacy Creamer will join Hachette Book Group as Vice President, Executive Editor of Hachette Books, a new …

Emboldened, Oyster Looks Ahead at Explorers Club Party

Even as guests began arriving last night at the stone mansion on East 70th Street where The Explorers Club makes its New York City headquarters, for a cocktail party hosted by ebook subscription service Oyster, it wasn’t quite clear what …

Penguin Opens up 17,000 Ebooks to Schools Through OverDrive

[Press Release] 17,000 Penguin Group (USA) eBooks now available for U.S. schools through OverDrive Digital titles include Superfudge, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Kite Runner and many classics OverDrive announced today that more than 17,000 Penguin Group (USA) eBooks …

IPR License Launches Global Digital Marketplace for Book Rights

[Press Release] IPR License launches transactional solution ‘TradeRights’ IPR License, the global digital marketplace for books rights, has opened up its platform to coincide with the launch of its fully bespoke transactional licensing solution – ‘TradeRights’. This new functionality is …

Kobo Bulks up Children’s Section With Nickelodeon and Blue Apple

[Press Releases] Kobo Brings Favourite Nickelodeon eBooks to Readers Worldwide Top series like Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles now available at the Kobo eBookstore. Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced it …

UK Government Moves to Update Copyright Law

[Press Release] Government takes important step towards modernising copyright Changes updating UK copyright law for the digital age progress as government publish final exceptions to copyright regulations. Changes to bring UK copyright law up to date for the digital age …

Verso Books Launches E-Commerce Site, Ebook Bundling

[Press Release] Verso Books – Pioneering in E-Commerce Launching on April 8th Verso will be selling books and ebooks directly to customers all over the world, through their website www.versobooks.com – in a way that will shake up how publishers …

‘Goodreads for Kids’ BiblioNasium Upgrades With Reviews Written by Kids

[Press Release] BiblioNasium Releases New Upgrades to Advance Children’s Book Discovery and Reading through Cultivating the Next Generation of Book Reviewers  Award-winning site continues to provide a safe virtual reading community where kids discover, track, review and recommend books. BiblioNasium, …

Phaidon Snags Former McGraw-Hill Exec for CEO Position

[Press Release] Keith Fox Named CEO of Phaidon Press Ltd. Phaidon Press Ltd., the world’s leading publisher and distributor of books and digital products in the creative arts, today announced that Keith Fox is joining the company as its Chief …

Shatzkin: Three Marketing Mistakes Publishers Make

According to industry consultant and DBW partner Mike Shatzkin, even the largest publishers make big mistakes in digital marketing. Here are three he pointed out in his recent Shatzkin Files post: 1. Creating metadata for back-list titles within imprints and …

Penguin Random House Booms in 2013, Growing Revenue, Profit

Penguin Random House had €2.7 billion ($3.7 billion) in revenue in 2013, which includes a full year of Random House revenues and half a year of Penguin revenues. The company discusses the results: This year-end consolidated revenue of €2.7 billion for …

Scribd Adds Travel Guides From Lonely Planet to Subscription Offering

[Press Release] SCRIBD LAUNCHES NEW TRAVEL E-BOOKS CATEGORY WITH LONELY PLANET PARTNERSHIP Subscribers Can Now Access Hundreds of Travel Guides For Just One Low Monthly price Scribd, an e-book subscription service featuring 300,000+ e-books ranging from contemporary bestsellers to beloved classics, today …

Follett Consolidates Pre-K-12 Businesses as Follett School Solutions

[Press Release] Follett’s PreK-12 Businesses Unite as Follett School Solutions, Inc. New entity to offer integrated solutions for educational content and technology Follett’s PreK-12 businesses will become one legal entity named Follett School Solutions, Inc., effective April 1. The new …

Bookish Engine to Power New York Public Library Book Recommendations

[Press Release] Books You Might Like! The New York Public Library Launches Recommendations from Bookish in Online Catalog The New York Public Library (NYPL) launched today a state-of-the-art book recommendation tool in its online catalog, BiblioCommons, to help Library users …

Canadian Bricks-and-Mortar Book Sales Dip Slightly in 2013

[Press Release] Total Market Slightly Down BookNet Canada’s Annual Market Report Released BookNet Canada has released the 2013 edition of its annual market report, The Canadian Book Market. The report compares English-language print book sales in 2013 to 2012, and …

Scholastic Revenue Down Slightly in Third Quarter

For the three months ending February 28, Scholastic had $373.5 million in revenues and an operating income loss of $34.3 million in a quarter that typically shows a loss for the children’s media and educational technology company. Revenues were down …

Baker & Taylor Launches New Collection-Planning Tool for Librarians

[Press Release] Baker & Taylor and collectionHQ Launch ESP – Evidence-based Selection Planning Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today a new service backed by collectionHQ’s data:ESP – Evidence-based Selection Planning. …

Multimedia Ebook Creation App Pholium Updates

[Press Release] Announcing a Major Update to the Multimedia ebook Creation App, Pholium New automated features are included in the iPad app along with helpful editing functions. After several months of development, 58 North presents the updated iPad app, Pholium …

Bankruptcy Court Approves Cengage Reorganization Plan

[Press Release] Court Confirms Cengage Learning’s Plan of Reorganization Cengage Learning, Inc., a leading global educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, announced today that it has received confirmation of its Plan of Reorganization …