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

  • From: "Sue Stevens" <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 19:22:40 -0600

I was wondering if the Harvard books will be limited to post-secondary 
students, or will all of us get to read them?

Sue S.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: jlc 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:43 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Take Your Pick Harvard University Press or 
Harlequin -- or Check Out Both at Bookshare

  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>
  To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Cc: "bks_announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bks_announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  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 Benjamin, Stephen 
Jay Gould, Carol Gilligan, and Helen Vendler.   HUP is also the publisher of 
the Loeb Classical Library which totals nearly 500 volumes of Greek 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 
distributes 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 
inception 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 
approached 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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