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Hobbits Help Propel Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Trade Business to A New Peak

houghton mifflin harcourt logo March 14, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt set a new record for trade publication sales last year, and the Boston publisher has a furry-footed friend to thank. HMH's...

Who is Your Customer?

Brian Jud March 14, 2014

Who is your customer? Are you sure? Your first response is probably, "That is a pretty silly question." Of course, your customer is the...

Press Release: IDPF Lifts Curtain on Select Speakers and Themes for Digital Book 2014

IDPF Logo March 12, 2014

Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) have announced early details of the conference program for the upcoming IDPF Digital...

Should You Redefine Your Business Model?

Brian Jud March 11, 2014

Based on my 25 years as a participant in, and consultant to, the publishing industry, I estimate that more than 90% of independent publishers seek...

How Do We Compete With Amazon?

amazon logo March 11, 2014

The questions over what the industry can do, or not do about Amazon's dominance, were raised yet again last week. It was first sparked first...

As Ebook Sales Slow, Strategies Shift

ebook tablet March 11, 2014

Remember print books, those antiquated relics of a bygone age that pundits and prognosticators had forsaken and buried a long time ago? Apparently, they're back...

Children's Publishers Respond to 'Gender' Debate

Let Toys Be Toys March 11, 2014

There has been a mixed response from children's publishers to a campaign encouraging them to drop designating books as either for boys or for...

Press Release: Publishing Survey Assesses Profitability of Digital Products and Provides Baseline Metrics for Industry

Cenveo Publishers March 11, 2014

Cenveo Publisher Services, a leading content and publishing solutions company, today announced the launch of a survey to assess publishers' profitability for digital apps and...

Press Release: Elsevier Announces The Launch of OA Journal: Colloid and Interface Science Communications

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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of open access journal: Colloid and...

Houghton Mifflin Loss Widens; Revenue Up 5.9%

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. HMHC +3.87% said its fourth-quarter loss widened on higher expenses in its first quarterly report since the company went public. The...