OverDrive Education has acquired TeachingBooks.net, which provides supplemental materials to K-12 schools “to enrich how a book is taught in the classroom,” currently licensed to over 55,000 schools and libraries around the world. The deal enhances the offerings of OverDrive’s Sora app, which provides ebooks and audiobooks to students. The terms of the deal were not announced. OverDrive founder and ceo Steve Potash said, “TeachingBooks has compiled and created one of the most valuable collection of resources for the books that are essential for student reading. OverDrive’s Marketplace, the largest catalog of digital books for student reading programs, combined with […]
At Gallery and Atria, Pamela Grant has been promoted to senior art manager and Chelsea McGuckin has been promoted to senior designer.
Barnes & Noble's October Book Club pick is The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling.
At Gallery, Bianca Salvant has been promoted to senior marketing manager and Anabel Jimenez has been promoted to assistant marketing manager. Lucy Nalen has been promoted to associate publicist.
While official communications on the integration of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt into Harper Collins made only modest mention of the layoffs “as a result of the changes,” multiple sources tells us that they expect over 50 people from HMH will lose their jobs by the end of this year, including most of the sales force and multiple senior staff members. Another source had put the number at “more than 40 people.” Harper has declined to comment beyond their press release. The HMH jobs are being eliminated in stages: A group of staff members from editorial, marketing and publicity departed on October […]
The NYT helped tell all your friends and customers that the broader supply chain difficulties apply to book publishing as well as many other industries, and others continue to amplify the issues. Booksellers continue to join in as well, advising patrons to “shop now for the titles you know you’ll want, pre-order titles not yet published” and to be wary of value-priced media which “can be erratic, particularly late in the season.” In a webinar on Tuesday, four publishing executives discussed how labor shortages, plus increased costs for materials and international shipping, have strained the industry, and what publishers are […]