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  • 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.

  • Open Road Buys Premier Digital E-book Line

    Open Road Integrated Media has added more than 300 titles to its catalogue, acquiring the e-book list from Premier Digital Publishing.

  • 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.

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