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CliffsNotes Adds Personalized, Subscription-Based Digital Guides

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and digital learning platform BenchPrep announced today that they have partnered to add a set of new digital features to the CliffNotes study guide series. HMH, which acquired CliffsNotes in 2012, will provide subscription-based test prep and subject review guides by CliffsNotes for both web and mobile through BenchPrep’s...

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HMH and Google Launch VR Field Trips Program

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced today that, in partnership with Google, it is launching the first-ever curriculum-based virtual reality field trips. HMH Field Trips for Google Expeditions have been developed to integrate with the HMH curriculum. Relevant programs will contain free teacher guides for HMH customers, including student activities and lesson plans,...

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What It Takes to Create Digital Learning Products for Kids

At a discussion at the Launch Kids conference at Digital Book World 2016, Ashley Anderson Zantop of Capstone and CJ Kettler of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt talked about what it takes to create innovative digital learning products for kids. While both speakers agreed that kids prefer physical books over ebooks, they argued that...

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Curious World App

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced the launch of Curious World, an app that offers a collection of games, videos and ebooks targeted toward key learning areas. The app is available for free on the iPad and iPhone with limited content and basic features. More advanced features are offered for $9.99 per month...

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Invites in Developers

A month after acquiring Scholastic’s ed-tech business for $575 million, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt pushes ahead in the space by launching a web portal for developers. Through the portal, external designers and developers can access the company’s application programming interfaces, or APIs, allowing them to build new products and solutions inside the...

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Portal for Ed-Tech Developers

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launches a new web portal allowing designers and developers to collaborate on digital ed-tech products. The portal is the brainchild of HMH labs, a technology incubation division set up last year, and marks the first time Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has exposed its application programming interfaces, or APIs, to external developers. A...

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adds to Ed-Tech Arsenal

“Content can no longer be static,” Linda Zecher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s CEO, said back in December. “We need to harness technology in order to make it more accessible, interactive and adaptive.” To help it with that harnessing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will now be equipped with Scholastic’s Education Technology and Services business, which...

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Scholastic’s Ed-Tech Business

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announces plans to buy Scholastic’s Education Technology and Services business for $575 million in cash, in a deal set to close in the second quarter of 2015. Speaking with Digital Book World last December, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda Zecher said, “I believe we need to put our...

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HarperCollins Signs Amazon Deal, Widens Global Reach

Resolving the apparent impasse where HarperCollins and Amazon found themselves earlier this month, the two parties sign a multi-year print and digital distribution contract. Officially, that’s the whole story. Neither HarperCollins nor Amazon have so far confirmed whether the deal rests on terms similar to those three other Big Five publishers...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Renews Ebook Services Deal with LibreDigital

[Press Release] CHICAGO, April 14, 2015 — R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company(Nasdaq:RRD), announced today that LibreDigital, a service of the RR Donnelley Digital Solutions group, has been awarded a multi-year agreement to provide eBook services to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing. Under the terms of the agreement, which marks the...

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Barnes & Noble Spins off College Division

The bookseller announced yesterday it will separate its retail and ebook businesses from its college books business, with plans to set the latter up as a standalone education company by the end of August. That raises the question of whether Barnes & Noble’s plans for Nook Media have changed. While the...

Driving Innovation in Digital Learning

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda Zecher on driving technological change in K-12 publishing, why Amazon is making peace with publishers, Macmillan head John Sargent expresses frustration over ebook distribution options and more.

The New Trend in Ebook Prices

Accounting for the steady rise in prices of best-selling ebooks, Amazon's gamble on customer loyalty, the Colbert Report's hand in boosting books, Orwell's estate responds to Amazon, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt grows and more.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Overall Revenues, Profits up, Trade Down

Related: See HMH CEO Linda Zecher speak at Digital Book World 2015! More info: agenda.  Sales and profits are up at Boston-based educational and trade publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, even as the company’s trade division had a softer second quarter than last year. Sales were up 11% to $402 million and...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches HMH Player, New Learning Management System App

[Press Release] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Simplifies Digital Instruction for the Classroom and Beyond with the Launch of HMH Player for Google Chrome and iPad App fuels learning transformation by enabling more effective planning, instruction, and assessment Atlanta – International Society for Technology in Education Conference — Global education leader Houghton Mifflin...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Partners With Microsoft on E-Textbook App for Windows 8

[Press Release] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Optimizes K-12 Content Delivery for Windows 8 New eTextbook reader app will provide broader access to HMH content in a native Windows experience Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to optimize HMH’s core K-12 education content for...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Bolsters Early Childhood Education Offering With Acquisition of Curiosityville

[Press Release] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Strengthens Early Childhood Education Offering with Acquisition of Curiosityville Online learning system combines research-based content with data analytics to build critical cognitive and academic skills in kids ages 3-8 May 19, 2014 01:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Kids Video Content Company

[Press Release] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Channel One News to Expand Digital Content Offering, Production Capabilities Acquisition of award-winning producer of daily news program and digital content for K-12 students represents continued investment in high-quality content and new modes of delivery Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the...

Best Way to Publish

DIY versus team approaches to self-publishing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt forges an identity through storytelling, four key questions for publishing's future, Baker & Taylor heads to Canada and more.

Sales Down at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the First Quarter

Related: Full HMH Q1 Financials [Press Release] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company Announces First Quarter 2014 Results HMH reaffirms guidance for full year 2014 New sales orders up 13.7% year over year BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (“HMH” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HMHC) today announced its financial results...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Go Math! Academy Digital Learning Tool

[Press Release] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Go Math! Academy: Engaging New Digital Platform Takes Proven Math Instruction from Classroom to Home Experience provides self-directed online math help to children in kindergarten through sixth grade Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the launch of Go Math! Academy (www.gomathacademy.com) —...

Ebooks Way Too Cheap?

One content pricing consultant's analysis, taking the tally of best-selling ebooks, estimating Kindle ebook sales, Hachette appoints a new executive editor and more.

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 a new collection of seven elementary grade-specific tablet apps (K-6). The...

Sales and Profits Increase at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013

Sales and profits increased at education and trade publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013. Both the education segment (which makes up more than 90% of the company) and the trade publishing segment saw growth in sales, with trade publishing hitting an all-time high of $171 million for the year, an increase...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishes Common Core–Focused Math Series

[Press Release] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Big Ideas Learning Introduce New Common Core-Aligned Mathematics Program for High School Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II are the first high school programs in the award-winning Big Ideas Math Series. Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and renowned mathematics curriculum provider Big Ideas...