Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and MBS Direct Launch Strategic Distribution Partnership


Boston – Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced a new partnership with trusted education content distributor MBS Direct. Through this partnership, MBS Direct will distribute HMH’s best-in-class educational content to private, parochial and charter school institutions throughout the United States. The partnership expands access to HMH’s quality education solutions while enhancing the customer experience and streamlining purchase and implementation processes.

A veteran partner in learning for teachers, students and families, MBS Direct will market, sell and distribute HMH’s comprehensive range of K-12 curriculum, which includes landmark programs such as GO Math! and Journeys. By combining HMH’s quality educational content and delivery technology with MBS Direct’s expertise in customized services and its MBS Direct Digital e-commerce platform, the partnership will create a seamless end-to-end customer experience.

“This partnership enables HMH and MBS to increase our focus on delivering high quality learning solutions to private, parochial and charter schools,” said Dan Cavalli, SVP, Adjacent Markets at HMH. “MBS Direct brings to the table deep market knowledge and decades of experience in all-in-one sales and servicing. Our customers are our top priority and this partnership creates a winning combination that places educators and students first.”

HMH is committed to providing all students and learning communities with innovative educational content that meets their individual needs. Journeys Common Core: Catholic Identity Edition is a unique Common Core State Standards-aligned reading program for grades K-6 that is naturally infused with Catholic values and principles and was built with guidance from a diocesan work group. HMH also offers the Charter Performance Program, a modular mix of content, technology, data and professional development solutions to help charter school to fulfill their goals and meet challenges with confidence.

“MBS Direct is proud to help schools nationwide achieve educational excellence,” said Bill Dampier, President and Chief Operating Officer, MBS Direct. “Like HMH, our commitment to customers is at the core of our business and we are excited to embark on this collaboration, bringing HMH’s resources to even more students.”


About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.

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About MBS Direct
For more than 20 years, MBS Direct has been helping schools get textbooks and course materials to their students all over the world. More than 950 higher-education institutions and K12 schools rely on MBS Direct’s distribution technology, service and partnerships to get the right books to their students before the start of class. The MBS Direct Digital platform brings learning off the printed page with embedded resources, note sharing and text-to-speech capabilities. Faculty get reporting features not possible with traditional textbooks and students get the flexibility to read books on whatever device and platform they already have. For more information, visit www.mbsdirect.net.