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  • Lyons Press Partners with History Channel on New Series

    Lyons Press is partnering with A+E Networks to publish a series of illustrated titles based on the History channel’s 'Breaking History' programs.

  • Blackstone Audio Buys Audio Editions

    Ashland, Ore.-based Blackstone Audio has acquired Audio Editions, the Auburn, Calif., direct-to-consumer audiobook retailer.

  • NPD Buys Nielsen's Book Services

    The market research firm NPD Group's acquisition includes Nielsen's U.S.-based BookScan, PubTrack Digital, and Books & Consumers services.

  • 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.

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