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  • ProQuest Acquires Alexander Street

    Alexander Street president Stephen Rhind-Tutt will stay on board, reporting to ProQuest Information Solutions’ general manager and senior v-p Rafael Sidi.

  • Readerlink Adds to its Distribution Business

    Readerlink Distribution Services has signed an agreement to acquire the retail book distribution business of ANconnect, which distributes books to 3,600 Walmart and 644 Sam's Club outlets.

  • Wattpad Wades into Hollywood with Wattpad Studios

    Wattpad Studios will partner with film and entertainment companies to produce entertainment properties from the site's huge storytelling community.

  • IPG Expands Print-On-Demand Services

    The distributor has cut deals with Bookmasters and Edwards Brothers Malloy, moves that give the distributor an agreement with every major print-on-demand company in the market.

  • IDPF, W3C Considering Merger

    IDPF leaders said a merger is being discussed as a way to "pursue future development of EPUB and improvement of the overall Web platform for publishing.”

  • Square One Buys Ocean Publishing

    Garden City-based Square One Publishers has acquired Ocean Publishing, a small independent publisher located in Flagler Beach, Fla.

  • Follett Corp. Buys Baker & Taylor

    In a major development in the publishing industry's wholesaling segment, Follett Corp. has acquired Baker & Taylor for an undisclosed price.

  • Ingram Details New Distribution Structure

    A letter dated April 12 provides a more complete picture of Ingram Content Group’s new operating structure of its distribution business following its purchase of Perseus' distribution arm.

  • Salomonsson Agency Acquires Storytellers Agency

    Storytellers Agency, a literary agency owned by Swedish publishing group Bonnierförlagen and authors Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, is being sold to the Salomonsson Agency.

  • Rosen Acquires Rights to Three Gale Imprints

    The licensing partnership grants Rosen rights to publish and market books and e-books from Greenhaven, KidHaven, and Lucent.

  • Follett Buys Wobo, Inc.

    The acquisition includes Wobo, Inc.’s assets, most notably BookVolume, an online sourcing and buying tool for booksellers aimed at the higher education campus market.

  • PubMatch to Be Part of New BEA Digital Network

    BookExpo America will introduce a new digital network at this year’s event that organizers say will help facilitate communication among attendees.The BEA Network will include access to PubMatch.

  • Hachette Agrees to Buy Perseus Publishing Business

    The Hachette Book Group has signed a binding agreement to acquire the nine publishing imprints of Perseus Books Group and talks are continuing to sell Perseus's distribution division.

  • Quarto Buys Harvard Common Press

    Quarto Publishing Group USA, has acquired the Harvard Common Press, an independent publisher primarily focused on cooking and childcare.

  • Turner Publishing Buys Basic Health Publications

    The deal, which closed December 31, will see Turner get the publishing rights, inventory and related assets to about 280 titles.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Buys Stackpole Books

    Rowman & Littlefield has acquired Stackpole Books, the 85 year-old publisher of military and nature books.

  • Ingram Buys Direct Sales Company Aer.io

    The Ingram Content Group has acquired Aer.io, a service that allows publishers, retailers and authors to sell and fulfill print and digital books directly to readers via their websites, blogs and social networks.

  • Books-A-Million Goes Private

    Books-A-Million has officially completed the purchase of the retailer by executive chairman Clyde Anderson and members of the Anderson family.

  • Shareholders Back Anderson Offer for Books-A-Million

    At a special meeting held Tuesday afternoon, shareholders of Books-A-Million voted overwhelmingly to accept the $3.25 per share offer from the Anderson family to buy all the shares in the retailer that they didn’t already own.

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