NEW YORK -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Trade Publishing today announced a new partnership with Hachette Book Group (HBG) in key international markets including Latin America, South America, Asia and Europe. Hachette Book Group will be responsible for sales, billing, returns, credit processing and collections services for HMH general interest titles and books for young readers. HMH will handle order fulfillment. “This new international distribution partnership between HMH and Hachette will provide many expanded opportunities for our books and authors. We look forward to providing continued excellent service and an enhanced marketing and sales profile for both existing customers and many first time customers,” says Laurie Brown, HMH SVP Sales & Marketing. “The international markets have consistently been an area for growth at Hachette, and we’re thrilled to be now able to represent the fantastic Houghton Mifflin Harcourt list, starting this fall,” said Todd McGarity, VP Distribution Sales and Services at Hachette Book Group. The Hachette/HMH partnership excludes Canada, UK and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and India. About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing For nearly two centuries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Trade division has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, non-fiction, children’s books and reference works in hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook formats. Its distinguished author list includes eight Nobel Prize winners, forty-seven Pulitzer Prize winners, thirteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O'Brien, and Umberto Eco, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Lois Lowry, Chris Van Allsburg and David Wiesner. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The American Heritage® and Webster’s New World® dictionaries; Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, The Gourmet Cookbook, and other leading culinary properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters including Curious George®, The Little Prince and The Polar Express. For more information, visit www.hmhbooks.com. About Hachette Book Group Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Nashville, Orbit, and Hachette Digital. For more information, visit www.hachettebookgroup.com.