[bksvol-discuss] Re: Take Your Pick Harvard University Press or Harlequin -- or Check Out Both at Bookshare

  • From: jlc <whoschu@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:43:01 -0800 (PST)

Yay!!! Exciting news, and having the two publishers together in one email shows 
the variety of materials people work on here.


From: Scott Rains <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tue, February 22, 2011 12:58:15 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Take Your Pick Harvard University Press or Harlequin 
-- or Check Out Both at Bookshare


Two announcements moments ago on Harvard and Harlequin:

1) Harvard University Press, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has signed our 
agreement, giving us world rights to their titles.  They will be supplying 
backlist titles to us in PDF directly and frontlist in EPUB starting in March 
through Bibliovault.  Harvard has a backlist of well over a thousand titles and 
a frontlist of 220 titles per year. 
Founded in 1913, Harvard University Press publishes important nonfiction in the 
humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  They have published such classic 
works as "The Poems of Emily Dickinson," John Rawls's "Theory of Justice," and 
E.O. Wilson's "On Human Nature” and such authors as T.S. Eliot, e.e. 
cummings, Lionel Trilling, Leonard Bernstein, Jane Goodall, Italo 
Calvino, Umberto Eco, John Cage, Nadine Gordimer, Eudora Welty, Walter 
Stephen Jay Gould, Carol Gilligan, and Helen Vendler.   HUP is also the 
publisher of the Loeb Classical Library which totals nearly 500 volumes of 
and Latin texts, with facing English translations.
Of special importance to Bookshare is the extensive list of titles for 
post-secondary students.

2) Harlequin Enterprises Limited, based in Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, has 
signed our agreement, giving us world rights to its titles, the majority of 
which they hold world rights for.  They will be giving us 7,000 backlist titles 
they have digitized in EPUB and will be distributing 300 frontlist titles a 
month ongoing via LibreDigital, who also distributes HarperCollins and S&S to 
Bookshare.  They will be providing ONIX metadata via NetReads (which 
RAND and S&S metadata).
Harlequin is the world’s largest publisher of romance fiction. They publish in 
28 languages in 114 international markets on six continents. Since its 
sixty years ago, Harlequin has sold over 6 billion books and is Canada’s most 
successful publisher and one of its largest international businesses. Harlequin 
has a global presence with offices in twenty countries around the world. 
Harlequin’s imprints include Harlequin, Silhouette, MIRA Books, LUNA Books, HQN 
Books, Steeple Hill Books, Harlequin Teen, Kimani Press, Spice, Harlequin 
Nonfiction, and Gold Eagle.  They are a forward-looking technology company with 
a wide range of innovate eBooks, downloadable audio, and mobile phone 
Harlequin has been committed to working with Bookshare since we first 
them over two years ago but they needed to hold off until they had fully 
migrated to EPUB which they have just accomplished. 

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