R.R. Donnelley Makes Moves Toward Digital Publishing Services

Aug 18, 2011

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. acquired Libre Digital and Sequence Personal this week. LibreDigital provides digital publishing and distribution services, and Sequence Personal allows users to create customized publications from publishers' content. The acquisition helps R.R. Donnelley to expand its digital offerings to publishers.

By adding LibreDigital, R.R. Donnelley will give its customers access to digital printing, warehousing, and distribution, as well as a presence on mobile platforms. R.R. Donnelley can also leverage LibreDigital's assets, which include NewsStand.com, a marketplace for newspaper and magazine replicas that is direct-to-consumer. Traditional print publishing remains R.R. Donnelley's biggest business, but the forays into digital territory are an attempt to break free from that mold.

(www.rrdonnelley.com, www.libredigital.com)