05/21/2012 08:10 am ET Updated Jul 21, 2012

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

May 21 (Reuters) - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, after the publisher of textbooks reached an agreement with a majority of its creditors to cut about $3.1 billion of debt.

The Boston-based company filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Manhattan. It said it had more than $1 billion of both assets and liabilities.