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  • O’Reilly Takes Full Ownership of Safari Books

    O’Reilly Media has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Safari Books, a subscription e-book service offering access to business and tech content, originally launched as a joint venture with the Pearson Technology Group in 2001.

  • Hachette Purchase of Perseus Delayed

    The Hachette Book Group/Ingram purchase of the Perseus Books Group has been delayed until the end of August.

  • Amazon, Alloy Team for Digital Imprint

    Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment have partnered on a new digital-first imprint called Alloy Entertainment.

  • Legato to Become Part of PGW; Suchomel Out

    Ingram has confirmed that the recently formed Legato Publishers Group will become part of PGW and that Legato founder Mark Suchomel will officially leave the company August 1.

  • Start Publishing Buys Whiskey Creek Press

    A week after adding 795 titles in a deal with Mason Crest, Start Publishing has acquired Whiskey Creek Press and its main romance imprint, Torrid.

  • S&S in Talks with Amazon

    At a conference in Colorado, CBS CEO Les Moonves said the company's Simon & Schuster subsidiary is "negotiating with Amazon as we speak."

  • Hastings Sale Completed

    After a delay caused by lawsuits questioning the adequacy of the purchase price, the shareholders of Hastings Entertainment have approved the sale of the retailer to companies owned by Joel Weinshanker.

  • Start Publishing in Deal with Mason Crest

    E-book publisher Start Publishing has added 795 titles to its catalogue in a deal with independent publisher Mason Crest.

  • Publishers' Graphics Buys Commercial Letter

    Publishers’ Graphics, the Chicago-based POD print provider, has acquired Commercial Letter, a direct marketing printing company located in St. Louis.

  • S&S, West Point Collaborate for New Series

    The U.S. Military Academy, Simon & Schuster and Rowan Technology Solutions have announced that they will publish a series of books on military history called The West Point History of Warfare.

  • Publishers' Graphics Buys Commerical Letter

    Publishers’ Graphics, the Chicago-based POD print provider, has acquired Commercial Letter, a direct marketing printing company located in St. Louis.

  • Arcadia Publishing Buys The History Press

    Arcadia Publishing has acquired The History Press Inc., the U.S subsidiary of the U.K. based The History Press Ltd.

  • CDS Takes Online Rights to 'Maximum Ride'

    James Patterson’s YA book franchise, which has sold over 30 million copies, is about to go digital.

  • Wattpad Acquires Red Room Writers’ Site

    Wattpad, an online writing and reading community, has acquired the Red Room, an online community originally described as a “Facebook for authors.” The site will be subsumed into Wattpad.

  • Distribution: Authors Sign with INscribe

    Nine romance writers are distributing an anthology of short stories, "Naughty Nine," through INscribe Digital.

  • Gallery Books in Deal with Omnific

    Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books division has entered into a co-publishing agreement with Omnific Publishing.

  • Perseus Sale to Hachette Near Completion

    Almost since the death of Perseus Books Group founder Frank Pearl in May 2012, speculation has swirled that the company would be sold. Now, it seems, the rumors have come to fruition, with word leaking that Hachette Book Group has acquired the publisher.

  • Hastings Merger Can Move Forward

    A Texas court has cleared the way for Hastings to move ahead with its merger with companies controlled by Joel Weinshanker.

  • Distribution: Bookmasters Inks Deal with h.f. ullmann

    Bookmasters has signed an agreement with h.f.ullmann to distribute the international publisher's list of illustrated print titles.

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