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  • Pearson to Sell Stake in Penguin Random House

    Faced with worse-than-expected results in its North American higher education publishing business, Pearson said this morning that it is putting its 47% stake in Penguin Random House up for sale.

  • Central Recovery Press Buys Assets of Mac Publishing

    Las Vegas-based Central Recovery Press has acquired the assets of Mac Publishing, a publisher of materials of works on family systems and addictive disorders.

  • Sourcebooks Expands Children's Program in Deal with March 4th

    Sourcebooks has struck a deal with March 4th that will add 25 frontlist and backlist titles from March 4th's Little Pickle Press imprint to its children's nonfiction publishing program.

  • Chicago Review Press Acquires Parenting Press

    Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of Chicago Review Press and Independent Publishers Group, is acquiring Parenting Press.

  • Authors United Absorbed by Authors Guild

    In a letter, Authors United founder Douglas Preston urged AU writers “to throw their support behind the Authors Guild either by joining or making a contribution.”

  • Kuhn Project, ZSH Merge to Create Aevitas

    In a letter sent out this morning, the leaders of the Kuhn Project and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth said that they are combining forces to form Aevitas Creative Management, a literary agency that will have over 20 agents and offices in three cities.

  • Detroit's Rebounding Housing Market Transforms Write A House

    Write A House, which has been giving away renovated homes in Detroit to emerging writers, is responding to the city's rebounding housing market by offering aspiring authors a free place to stay, not own.

  • After Announcing Closing, Jolly Fish Says It Has a Buyer

    Ten days after it unexpectedly announced it would close at the end of October, the hybrid publisher said it has reached an agreement in principle to sell the company.

  • Sourcebooks Signs New Deals for International Expansion

    Sourcebooks has signed with Baker & Taylor, Melia Publishing Services, Copia and Vearsa to distribute its print and digital books in overseas markets.

  • Readerlink Buys Studio Fun Assets

    Readerlink has acquired a range assets of Studio Fun, the children's publisher that had been known as Reader's Digest Children's Publishing.

  • Four Publishers Sign for B&T’s Global Service

    Beginning January 2, GPS will begin distributing titles from Sourcebooks, Glitterati Inc., Sellers Publishing, and Arcadia Publishing/The History Press.

  • Authors Guild Adds Membership Level for 'Emerging Writers'

    Responding to what it says is the "new economy of publishing," the Authors Guild has introduced a new membership level that is "open to all devoted writers actively pursuing publication."

  • NetGalley Buys Bookish.com

    NetGalley has acquired the Bookish.com website and associate brands and trademarks.

  • Westchester Publishing Services Buys Kinetic

    The Danbury-based company adds complementary composition services through its acquisition of Kinetic Publishing Services.

  • Catapult, Counterpoint Merge

    Catapult and Counterpoint Press have completed a merger agreement between the two independent publishers that will make Catapult cofounder Andy Hunter the publisher of both Catapult and Counterpoint.

  • Quarto Buys Becker&Mayer

    Quarto Publishing Group USA has bought the assets of the Bellevue, Wash.-based packager for $9.8 million.

  • IPG Buys Inscribe Digital

    In a deal that expands its e-book distribution capabilities, Independent Publishers Group has acquired e-book distributor Inscribe Digital from parent Isolation Network.

  • ProQuest Acquires Alexander Street

    Alexander Street president Stephen Rhind-Tutt will stay on board, reporting to ProQuest Information Solutions’ general manager and senior v-p Rafael Sidi.

  • Readerlink Adds to its Distribution Business

    Readerlink Distribution Services has signed an agreement to acquire the retail book distribution business of ANconnect, which distributes books to 3,600 Walmart and 644 Sam's Club outlets.

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