R. R. Donnelley

CHICAGO, May 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company(Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that LibreDigital of the RR Donnelley Digital Solutions group has been awarded a multi-year agreement to provide ebook services and metadata distribution solutions to HarperCollins Publishers across all global divisions including HarperCollins, Harlequin, and HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ: RRD) and Courier Corporation (NASDAQ: CRRC) jointly announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement by which RR Donnelley will acquire Courier Corporation, a leader in digital printing, publishing and content management in the United States specializing in educational, religious and trade books. The agreement has been approved by each company's Board of Directors.

Commercial printer R.R. Donnelley & Sons has offered to buy competitor Quebecor World's assets and properties for approximately $1.35 billion, Reuters reported this week. The Montreal-based Quebecor is hoping to emerge from bankruptcy protection—which it filed for in January 2008—this summer.

The U.S. book publishing industry consumed approximately 1.1 million tons of book paper in the year 2000. That required cutting down an estimated 25 million trees. Figures for 2001, published in 2002 by the American Forest and Paper Association, report 914,000 tons of paper were used for U.S. book publishing. Trees required to meet demand: 19 million. Yet the average recycled content level (by fiber weight) across printing and writing grades is only 5%. The disparity between the ecological impact of publishing versus the meager levels of recovered materials in paper is driving responsible publishers to be part of the solution, instead of the problem. To date,

By now, no doubt, you've heard about Harry's astounding success. If you have to ask "Harry who?" you've probably been living on Mars for the past two months. Scholastic Books, New York, released children's book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on July 8 with an initial printing of 3.8 million copies -- the largest initial press run in history. Almost 3 million copies moved during its first weekend in circulation, including more than 1 million copies that were sold in advance. Three days after the book's debut, Scholastic announced a second printing, increased from 2 million to 3 million copies, based on

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