August 11, 2022

Scholastic Sells Ed Tech Business to Focus on Publishing

Scholastic announced on April 24 that it will sell its education technology and services division to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for $575 million to focus on its thriving publishing business.

Pottermore Opens to All

The wait is over. Pottermore, the much anticipated online hub for the Harry Potter franchise is now open.

Perseus Marketing Exec Rick Joyce on Crafting a Digital Book Strategy

Rick Joyce head shot

SLJ spoke to the publishing exec, Rick Joyce of Perseus Books, about the changes that are rocking the world of children’s and teen books—and how libraries, publishers, and authors can navigate them successfully.

Harry Potter Digital Checkouts Start Thursday

Harry Potter ebooks will be ready for checkout starting Thursday. In addition, OverDrive has extended the 10 percent library discount on Harry Potter titles through April 30, 2012.

OverDrive Suspends Pre-ordering of Harry Potter Ebooks

Ebook distributor OverDrive suspended pre-sales of Harry Potter ebooks and digital audio books this week, pulling cover images from library databases that had already pre-ordered the books for its April 30 launch.

Harry Potter Ebooks Coming to School, Public Libraries via OverDrive

The announcement that digital versions of the Harry Potter series will be available in libraries has sparked both delight and skepticism.

OverDrive to Distribute Harry Potter eBooks

And now for a very exciting sequel…. Harry Potter and the Public Library. Pottermore, the Harry Potter ebooks site, entered into an exclusive worldwide ebook and digital audiobook distribution agreement with OverDrive for public and school libraries. This is the first time the Harry Potter ebooks have been available for library lending. OverDrive will manage hosting and digital fulfillment for libraries of Harry Potter eBooks […]