HarperCollins Publishers and LibreDigital, a division of NewsStand, Inc., have announced a partnership, designed to create, market, and operate digital services for the publishing industry. As part of the agreement, the two companies will share technology and resources that together can help bring more book content online with control. In addition, HarperCollins Publishers announced it has made an investment in NewsStand and that Brian Murray, group president of HarperCollins, will join the NewsStand board of directors.
Through the alliance, HarperCollins and LibreDigital will offer publishers a solution of digital services in discrete, modular segments including digital typesetting, production, digital warehousing, internet distribution, and online marketing. Publishers can select a combination of HarperCollins proprietary electronic typesetting and digital workflow tools with LibreDigital's proprietary digitization, digital warehousing, and internet display and distribution technologies. This modular approach is designed to enable publishers to start with the right set of services and adjust as business needs change. HarperCollins and LibreDigital will co-promote the solution, which will be available to publishers through LibreDigital's worldwide sales force. Publishers interested in these services should email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.