French Pub Services Firm Jouve Buys Indian E-book Conversion Co.

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka


In a bit of news timed to coincide with the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference happening in New York today, French publishing services firm Jouve has announced that it has bought TexTech, an e-book conversion firm in Chennai, India. Last year, Jouve converted nearly 100,000 books to digital format and the acquisition is likely to strengthen their position to provide similar services within the US, where TexTech has a base of operations in Vermont.

Patrick Simon, vp,  Editorial and Publishing Services Director of the Jouve Group, said in a prepared statement, “Our customers are migrating towards a content-centric workflow strategy; Jouve’s goal is to become their partner of choice, providing professional publishing services and a technology platform that makes the vision of a ‘multipurposed content’ a reality.”

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.