Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's been making news lately, not all of it good. The educational publisher announced
a move last week into bankruptcy process and reorganization to eliminate $3.1 billion in debt. They also recently announced
a content partnership with Barnes & Noble to put pre-loaded, institutional Nook collections in K-12 classrooms and the release of two enhanced iBooks titles on the new platform for iPad. The focus on K-12 markets drew flak
on the e-reader blog beat for its limited scope, but the prospect of annual e-textbook licensing and the stability of institutional subscriptions seems like a unifying move for HMH. The publisher hopes
to use their new financial flexibility to focus on digital expansion and growth initiatives like their licensing partnership with Amazon's new publishing arm.