Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has partnered with Hachette in international markets including Latin America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Hachette 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. The agreement applies to books shipping October 1 and after.

"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,” said Laurie Brown, HMH senior v-p sales & marketing.

The Hachette/HMH partnership excludes Canada, UK and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and India.

In a separate announcement, HMH also stated that Colleen Murphy has been promoted to executive director, mass market and specialty retail channels, and that Peter Cohen has been promoted to senior national accounts manager working with Barnes & Noble.