By Susan Lulgjuraj Bookshare has developed two new digital products to help those with disabilities. Bookshare’s Web Reader and Bookshelf were announced at the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference, held January 30 through February 2 in Orlando, Fla. The products were created to help those with impairments such as learning disabilities, physical disabilities or low vision. The [...]
FaithWords, the Christian division of Hachette Book Group, has entered into a publishing partnership with Casa Creación—the Spanish-language imprint of Charisma House, Charisma Media's book division—to broaden the reach of its authors. Hachette will handle the U.S. Spanish market, while Casa's focus will be Puerto Rico and the rest of the Spanish-speaking world.
In talks since July's International Christian Retail Show in Orlando, Fla., the two publishers signed an agreement this month to work together.
Baker & Taylor, one of the largest wholesale book and entertainment product distributors, named Thomas I. Morgan chairman and chief executive officer, effective July 7. “Tom Morgan joins Baker & Taylor with a strong background as a leader of some of the largest and best recognized distribution businesses, which will enhance our senior management and allow us to accelerate our strategic plans,” says Gary Apple, vice chairman of Castle Harlan Inc., which owns Baker & Taylor. Morgan was previously president and CEO of Hughes Supply Inc., a Orlando, Fla.-based distributor of construction supplies. “I am excited to be joining the existing senior management
Mergers and acquisitions in the print industry over the past year resulted in some changes at the top of BookTech Magazine's annual Top Book Manufacturing listing—ranked by book-manufacturing revenue. One change concerns the perennial Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on our list. When RR Donnelley acquired Moore Wallace last year, it changed the way the $8 billion company breaks down its revenues. It used to report the performance of individual units, but now casts revenues into two major business components: publishing and retail services, and integrated print communications and global solutions business. The latter category accounts for 40.2 percent of RR Donnelley revenues. Of