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  • Advisory Firm Backs Bid for Books-A-Million

    Ahead of a December 8 vote on the proposal by the Anderson family to take Books-A-Million private, an advisory firm recommended that shareholders vote for the offer.

  • New Investors for Quarto

    The Quarto Group announced this morning that Harwood Capital and Wellcome Trust have sold their shares in the company.

  • HarperCollins Buys E-Book Deal Newsletter, The Midlist

    HarperCollins has acquired The Midlist, a daily e-mail newsletter that features e-book deals from a variety of publishers.

  • American Writers Museum Settles in Chicago

    The American Writers Museum, which has been in the planning stages for five years, has leased a space in Chicago and announced that it will open in early 2017.

  • Ingram Adds Three Countries to its Global Connect Network

    The Ingram Content Group has struck deals with companies in China, India and Italy to expand its Global Connect network to those three countries.

  • New Harbinger Buys Impact Publishers

    The purchase involves about 125 titles, with 60 still in print.

  • EDC Buys Demibooks

    Educational Development Corp. has acquired Demibooks Inc., a Chicago-based app developer whose main product is Demibooks Storytime, a curated marketplace for picture book apps.

  • Start Publishing Strikes Deal for 16 Titles

    Start Publishing has acquired North American e-book and, where available, audio rights to 16 titles published by the U.K’s. Accent Press.

  • Perseus Exploring Sale of the Company

    A little more than one year after the sale of the company fell through, the Perseus Books Group announced Wednesday afternoon that it “has initiated a formal process to explore a potential sale of the business.”

  • 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.

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