Adam Lerner

Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

Lerner Digital, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced enhancements to its Lerner Interactive Books product line, as well as updates to the Lerner Digital eReader App for the iPad. Effective immediately, all Lerner Interactive Books now include a third audio speed to model pronunciation and fluency while helping beginning readers, struggling readers, and English Language Learners build reading skills and confidence. All school customers that have previously purchased Lerner Interactive Books from the Company and its distributors will automatically receive the new enhanced versions at no charge.

Lerner Publishing Group has hired Patricia Stockland as Editorial Director of Lerner Publications, the Company’s flagship imprint for series nonfiction, effective March 19, 2012. Stockland was previously Editorial Director for Red Line Editorial, Inc. With this key hire, the publisher plans to continue enhancing its Lerner Publications imprint by strengthening and building upon an already successful publishing program that includes highly reviewed and recognized nonfiction series for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

In a time of significant flux in the industry, publishing executives are faced with more pressure than ever to examine their businesses and make decisions that will lead them to a profitable future. Book Business checked in with the leaders of publishing companies of various sizes and scopes—from Scholastic to Springer to Merriam-Webster to Triple Crown—to find out what their best business decisions of the year have been.

The Lerner Digital™ eReader App allows educators, parents and readers to easily select, download and read from Lerner Publishing Group’s sizable (more than 1,800 titles) eBook collection.

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