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  • 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.

  • Amazon, Harper Talks Take a Turn

    A 'Business Insider' story is seen by some as Amazon turning up the heat on HarperCollins over sales terms negotiations.

  • Patreon Acquires Subbable, John and Hank Green’s Crowdfunding Venture

    Longterm subscription funding platform Patreon adds creators after acquiring Subbable, a similiar platform founded by the Green brothers.

  • Rakuten to Buy OverDrive

    Japan’s Rakuten, Inc. has agreed to acquire the U.S. digital distributor OverDrive for $410 million in cash.

  • Management Group to Buy Peter Lang Publishing

    A senior management group has agreed to acquire Switzerland-based international academic publisher Peter Lang Academic Publishing.

  • Four Canadian Publishers Move Distribution to University of Toronto Press

    Douglas & McIntyre, House of Anansi Press/Groundwood Books, Greystone Books, and New Society Publishers will move distribution to the University of Toronto Press beginning in May.

  • B&N Will Separate College from Trade, Nook Units

    In a bit of a surprise move, Barnes & Noble announced today that it plans to separate its college business from its retail trade stores and Nook digital business.

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