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‘Nearly all American educators are using digital content’—but the news isn’t all good
July 5, 2015 | 9:29 am

Interactive white boardThe big challenge of tech in education isn't just getting the gadgets out there. It's actually using them to foster learning. And in that regard the news isn't all good. From Business Reporter in the U.K., via Ingram's Wayne Keegan on LinkedIn: "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s survey" of U.S. educators "found that 97 per cent use digital content, while more than half use apps, websites or digital games in classrooms." Yes---97 percent or nearly all American educators! "However," the article says, "two thirds say digital tools are used infrequently for learning purposes, with only 23 per cent using the most prevalent form of classroom technology on a daily basis. "And...

The E-Book Pricing Promo War is Heating Up
April 13, 2013 | 2:40 pm

e-books"Publishers are beginning to do more aggressive e-book price testing," according to a brief news item that appeared on the Publishers Weekly website yesterday. "Both Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Storey Publishing have recently announced monthly pricing promotions that set prices for a selection of titles at no higher than $2.99." Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's promotion, which the company is referring to as Take 5, will be getting underway sometime next month. Five thematically similar titles will be grouped together as part of the promo, and those e-books will be offered for $2.99 or less. From the PW piece:  According to director of marketing...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 12, 2012 | 9:15 am

A Publisher's Year: Rebooting the Book (National Post) Over a Third of eReaders Are Used Just Once (The Digital Reader) . eBooks and the Race to Publication (Good E-Reader) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Award-Winning Culinary Program (Daily Finance) Kindle Daily Deal: Robert Kroese's Mercury Trilogy {and} The Named by Marianne Curley * * * Follow us @TeleRead  Join us on Facebook...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 9, 2012 | 8:49 am

Bartlett's Quotation's New Digital Face (Good E-Reader) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Buys Webster's New World Dictionary (MediaBistro) Publisher Earnings Roundup: Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster (Paid Content) E-books Marketshare at 22%, Amazon has 27% (Publisher's Weekly) Kindle Daily Deal: Twelve Months by Steven Manchester {and} Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf * * * Follow us @TeleRead  Join us on Facebook...

Barnes & Noble reportedly instructs local stores to pull Amazon titles
October 2, 2012 | 11:04 pm

Jeff Bezos and William Lynch Yesterday, shoppers discovered that Barnes & Noble is carrying books from Amazon Publishing’s New York imprint in stores around the country, despite the company’s insistence that it wouldn’t do so. Following our story’s publication yesterday, I learned that Barnes & Noble headquarters sent an email to its branches around the country telling them to pull the Amazon titles (which are being published and distributed in print by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt under an imprint called New Harvest). This morning, a Barnes & Noble spokeswoman told me, “Our policy has not changed. We are not carrying Amazon titles.”... Read Full Article ... Source: Paid Content...

B&N and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to sell Nooks loaded with content to schools
May 3, 2012 | 9:30 am

Images From the press release: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced a ground breaking program aimed at utilizing technology to develop a love for learning. The partnership offers schools the opportunity to acquire award-winning HMH digital titles on pre-loaded Barnes & Noble NOOK Readers. For the first time in its illustrious history, HMH will provide bundles of its digital titles for schools, which will arrive in classrooms pre-loaded on Barnes & Noble NOOK Color™ and NOOK Simple Touch™ Readers. The titles, which were carefully vetted by...

American Booksellers Association joins Amazon publishing boycott
February 9, 2012 | 8:40 am

aba-logo1Publishers Weekly reports that the American Booksellers Association has become the latest bookstore entity to join the boycott of books produced by Amazon’s publishing arm. Indeed, the ABA’s for-profit subsidiary, IndieCommerce, has begun removing those titles from its database. IndieCommerce director Matt Supko wrote in an email announcement that the move was in response to Amazon’s policy of “locking in e-book exclusives which other retailers are not allowed to sell.” IndieCommerce has adopted a new policy of listing only “titles that are made available to retailers for sale in all available formats”. Individual bookstores can still choose to carry...

Amazon signs print distribution deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Amazon-published books
January 25, 2012 | 1:04 am

PaidContent reports that Amazon has officially reached an agreement with publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to print and distribute all titles published by Amazon Publishing everywhere in North America outside of itself. This will allow Amazon to work around B&N’s insistence on not carrying any print book it cannot also sell electronically without having to enter into a direct agreement with its competitor—for B&N’s purposes, the books will be “published” by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt rather than Amazon. Of course, it’s patently obvious what Amazon is doing there, and B&N can still refuse to carry any Amazon-published titles (as it...

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