Education

Press Release: Book Industry Study Group Publishes New Best Practices for Keywords in Metadata
February 9, 2018 at 11:19 am

New York (February 8, 2018) - In support of its mission to maintain and implement standardized best practices for its members in the book publishing business, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has released an updated Best Practices for Keywords in Metadata, produced by the Metadata Committee and BISAC Subject Codes Committee Keywords Working Group. With…

Making Sense of the Turmoil at HMH
December 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm

The headlines announcing Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s disappointing third-quarter results were the kind that readers of the business press are used to seeing: “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Sales Declined 7% in Q3 2016,” read one. “Houghton Slashes Expectations Again After Poor Quarter; Stock Falls Sharply,” read another. Was HMH’s stumble just another sign of how hard it…

HMH Launches New, Interactive Social Studies Program for Grades 6-12
December 1, 2016 at 1:49 pm

BOSTON -- November 30, 2016 -- Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the release of HMH Social Studies ©2018, its new, next generation social studies curricula for grades 6 through 12. The comprehensive program covers history, civics, psychology, government, geography and economics. Program highlights include document-based investigations and new, analytic skills activities…

Machine Learning and the Future of Education
November 15, 2016 at 12:10 pm

When publishing on the Internet, content creators have considerable insight into what readers are doing, whether it’s where they’ve come from, how much they consume and whether they share content on social media.  This real-time feedback has allowed publishers to tailor content specifically to the needs of their audience. Suffice it to say, with the…

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Sales Declined 7% in Q3 2016
November 11, 2016 at 10:00 am

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's interim CEO Gordon Crovitz expressed his disappointment last week in the education publisher's poor Q3 performance. The quarterly results revealed a 7% drop in sales and a 31% decline in net income compared to Q3 2015. Crovitz said in a recent press release that his attention is now set squarely on growth:…

Children’s Book Summit: Nielsen on Kids, Their Trends, and Their Parents
November 2, 2016 at 11:07 am

While the lack of a new Hunger Games blockbuster has worried many about the children’s book sector, Nielsen’s Children’s Book Summit on Thursday (October 27) was a upbeat affair, full of nuanced insights for publishing houses into where the young readers’ market is pointed. The third annual doing of this event was produced by Kristen McLean,…