RR Donnelley to Provide eBook Solutions to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
CHICAGO—April 14, 2015—RR Donnelley & Sons (RRD), announced today that LibreDigital, a service of the RR Donnelley Digital Solutions group, has been awarded a multi-year agreement to provide eBook services to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing. Under the terms of the agreement, which marks the renewal of the companies' relationship, LibreDigital will provide eBook asset management and delivery services to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's business partners and retailers.
The services will be provided by LibreDigital's digital asset and distribution platform called Harvest. This cloud-based platform provides publishers with access to hundreds of global sales channels and allows titles and accompanying metadata to become available immediately upon release. A demonstration of the Harvest platform can be seen at the London Book Fair, April 14-16, and at the BookExpo America conference May 27-29, in New York City.
"We are very pleased to have earned the opportunity to renew and strengthen our relationship with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt," said Tyler Ruse, LibreDigital's general manager. "As one of our launch partners on the Harvest platform they have been, and will continue to be, among our key customers."
Gary Kohl, senior vice president of RR Donnelley's Digital Solutions, added, "Our Harvest automated eBook distribution platform enables our customers to deliver the right content to the right marketplaces at the right time. The expanded management and reporting capabilities offered by the Harvest platform will allow publishers greater control and visibility over digital content distribution, while allowing them to scale their business as global markets continue to evolve."
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RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) helps organizations communicate more effectively by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of our customers. The company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies that engage audiences, reduce costs, drive revenues and increase compliance. RR Donnelley's innovative technologies enhance digital and print communications to deliver integrated messages across multiple media to highly targeted audiences at optimal times for clients in virtually every private and public sector. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.