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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt files for Chapter 11

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 8:16 pm    

Educational publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week in order to eliminate its $3.1 billion debt. More than 70 percent of its creditors have approved of the company’s restructuring plan.

The publisher began to struggle in 2006 and 2007 when an Irish educational publisher borrowed money to acquire Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt. Officials plan on converting its long-term debt into equity. No employees are expected to be laid off and operations will continue as usual during the bankruptcy process.

Houghton Miffilin Harcourt has recently teamed up with Amazon to license and distribute books published by Amazon’s new publishing unit.

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