Book discovery startup Libboo raises $1.1M seed round

Book discovery startup Libboo, a TechStars Boston graduate, has raised $1.1 million in a seed round led by MassVentures. The company aims to build online buzz around books and is working with publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

After fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, Jonah Lehrer resigns from the New Yorker

Science writer Jonah Lehrer is resigning from his position as a staff writer at the New Yorker, following the discovery by Tablet magazine that Lehrer fabricated Bob Dylan quotations in his bestselling book “Imagine.” Lehrer’s publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will stop selling the book.

Houghton Mifflin promises to be on all devices — even the Surface

Troubled Boston-based publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which restructured and emerged from bankruptcy last month, is apparently back and ready to make its books available on all devices, including those that are not available yet. Is that a smart strategy?

A kids’ reading app that reports back to parents

Children’s e-book reading is still in very early stages — but with parents increasingly handing iPads down to their kids, publishers see room for fast growth. A new iPad app offers children’s books from brands like My Little Pony and Curious George.