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  • HBG Taking over Hachette UK Distribution

    Beginning in January, the Hachette Book Group will take over U.S. sales and distribution for Hachette UK as part of the effort by HUK to have all its English-language sales handled within the Hachette family.

  • Approval Sought for Family Christian Reorg Plan

    With a hearing set today for a Grand Rapids courtroom, attorneys for Family Christian Stores have filed a brief asking Judge John Gregg to approve the reorganization plan.

  • Donnelley to Create Three Separate Companies

    R.R. Donnelley announced this morning that it will split into three companies by the end of 2016.

  • B&N Completes College Group Spinoff

    Barnes & Noble has completed the separation of its retail operation from its college business.

  • Shamrock Advisors Buys Recorded Books

    The private equity firm Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired the audiobook publisher Recorded Books from Wasserstein & Co. for an undisclosed price.

  • David Bull Publishing Seeking Buyer

    The motorsports niche publisher, David Bull Publishing has hired Broadwater & Associates to arrange the sale of the company.

  • The Andersons Agree to Buy Books-A-Million

    The board of directors of the retail chain has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by the Anderson family for $3.25 per share.

  • B&N Spinoff Set for August 3

    The separation of Barnes & Noble Education from Barnes & Noble Inc. is expected to be completed August 3, according to information released by Barnes & Noble, Inc.

  • ICM, Helen Brann Form Succession Plan

    ICM Partners announced that it has entered into a succession plan with the Helen Brann Agency, a literary agency owned and founded by Helen Brann.

  • Amazon, PRH Reach Sales Deal

    Amazon has signed new long-term sales agreements with Penguin Random House in both the U.S and U.K.

  • Hachette UK Buys Nicholas Brealey Publishing

    Hachette UK has acquired Nicholas Brealey Publishing in a deal that includes the company’s U.S. imprints Davies- Black and Intercultural Press.

  • Hawthorne Books Merges with Dzanc

    The independent presses Hawthorne Books and Dzanc Books have merged with Hawthorne becoming a Dzanc imprint.

  • Vook Pivots, Becomes Self-Pub Platform Pronoun

    Pronoun combines the digital tools and services of Vook, Booklr and Byliner in a new self-publishing venture that will offer authors a 100% royalty on earnings and complete control of rights.

  • Founder Buys Back FastPencil

    Courier Corp. has sold its self-publishing unit, FastPencil, back to company cofounder Steve Wilson.

  • PW Inks Archive Deal with NA Publishing

    PW has struck a deal with NA Publishing that will result in the entire archive of 'Publishers Weekly' print magazine, some 750,000 pages, to be digitized.

  • Rakuten Completes Acquisition of OverDrive

    Global e-commerce platform Rakuten, which owns e-book retailer Kobo, completes the acquisition of library digital content vendor OverDrive for $410 million.

  • Scholastic Selling Tech Group to HMH

    Scholastic has reached an agreement to sell its educational technology group to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for $575 million.

  • Ingram Adds Korea to Global Alliance

    The Ingram Content Group has added another member to its Global Connect alliance, reaching an agreement with South Korea’s Korean Studies Information Co. Ltd.

  • HC, Amazon Reach Terms Agreement

    HarperCollins issued a statement late Monday confirming it has reached an agreement with Amazon over sales terms.

  • Chronicle Books to Launch Chronicle Books Japan

    Chronicle Books is teaming with Top Partners, a company owned by the same corporation that operates Japan's Tsutaya Mega Bookstores, to open Chronicle Books Japan boutiques in 25 of the chain's stores this year.

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