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  • Hastings Merger Hits Snag

    Hastings Entertainment’s merger with a company affiliated with one of its largest shareholders has hit a snag as a judge has issued a temporary restraining order.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Acquires Globe Pequot Press

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired Globe Pequot Press from parent company Morris Communications.

  • Chinese Company Buys PIL's Kids' Unit

    Chinese publisher and printer Phoenix Media has agreed to acquire the children's publishing unit of Lincolnwood, Ill.-based Publications International Ltd. (PIL) for $80 million.

  • XanEdu, SharedBook Merge Complete

    XanEdu and SharedBook have completed their merger, previously announced in March.

  • Recorded Books Buys HighBridge Audio

    Recorded Books Inc. has acquired HighBridge Audio, the audiobook imprint of Workman Publishing.

  • ReaderLink Buys Some HDA Book Assets

    ReaderLink Distribution Services has acquired book assets from HDA that will allow the company to take over book distribution to the Menard’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond chains.

  • Good Enterprises Asset Sale Approved

    The trustee overseeing the Chapter 7 proceedings of Good Enterprises has approved the sale of the publisher’s assets.

  • Time Home Entertainment Moving Sales to TWR

    Time Home Entertainment, the book publishing arm of Time Inc., is moving the U.S. sales and marketing of its trade list to sister company Time Warner Retail Sales and Marketing.

  • VitalSource Teams with edX

    EdX, the nonprofit online learning initiative, has selected the VitalSource Bookshelf e-textbook platform to distribute publisher content for its massive open online learning courses (MOOCs). \

  • Taunton Press Inks Deal with Stanley

    The Taunton Press has reached a five-year custom publishing agreement with Stanley Black & Decker Inc. to develop a Stanley-branded publishing program.

  • Fox Chapel Buys 1,400 New Holland Titles

    Fox Chapel Publishing has bought rights to 1,400 books from New Holland Publishers U.K.

  • Wattpad Signs with UTA to Rep 'After'

    Wattpad has struck a deal with UTA for the agency to represent film and television rights to "After," Wattpad’s most shared story of 2013.

  • Midpoint Completes Move to Ingram

    As of April 1, Midpoint Trade Books has completed the transfer of its distribution activities to Ingram 3PL.

  • PubMatch Debuts Transactional Rights System

    PubMatch, the book publishing and international rights database founded by Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit, is introducing a new upgrade at this year’s London Book Fair--Rights@PubMatch.

  • Liberty Media Scales Back its B&N Holdings

    Liberty Media Corp. has sold most of its stake in Barnes & Noble to what the company called “qualified institutional buyers.”

  • Readerlink Expands Distribution Business

    Readerlink Distribution Services has reached an agreement with TNG GP to acquire most of TNG’s book business while TNG takes over Readerlink’s store merchandising functions.

  • For Beginners Switches Distribution to Red Wheel/Weiser

    For Beginners, a publisher specializing in illustrated nonfiction, is switching its distribution from Random House Publisher Services to Red Wheel/Weiser effective April 1, 2014.

  • Turner Publishing Buys Hunter House Assets

    Turner Publishing has acquired the assets of Hunter House Publishers. The deal involves over 225 titles.

  • SMP Taking Over Palgrave Trade

    Beginning April 1, St. Martin’s Press will take over the publication of the Palgrave Macmillan Trade list of nonfiction titles in the areas of humanities, social science, and business.

  • Distribution: AMP Signs Deal with Vegan Heritage

    Andrews McMeel Publishing signed an agreement with Vegan Heritage Press for sales, distribution and fulfillment in the U.S., Canada, and open market for eight titles.

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