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  • 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.

  • XanEdu, SharedBook to Merge

    In a move that will combine two privately held firms that specialize in creating custom course materials for higher education, XanEdu and SharedBook, which includes AcademicPub, its self-service coursepack division, will merge.

  • Hastings Finds Merger Partner

    Hastings Entertainment has agreed to merge with one of its biggest vendors and shareholders.

  • Court Approves Cengage Reorg Plan

    The bankruptcy court overseeing Cengage Learning’s Chapter 11 proceedings has approved the company’s plan of reorganization.

  • B&N Revises Microsoft Deal; Microsoft Consumer Reader Coming?

    Barnes & Noble as disclosed some modifications to its agreement with Microsoft that will give B&N the option to not develop additional Nook Window apps.

  • Pearson Will Distribute Microsoft Titles, Open Store

    Beginning April 1, the Pearson Technology Group will take over global distribution for Microsoft Press’ print and digital products.

  • Ingram Buys CourseSmart

    In deal that unites two of the largest players in the digital college textbook field, Ingram’s VitalSource Technologies has acquired the assets of CourseSmart.

  • F+W, Hubert Burda Media in Joint Venture

    F+W Media Inc. and the Germany-based Hubert Burda Media have entered into a 50-50 joint venture to run the brand Burda Style in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the U.K. digital activities of Burda Style.

  • Investment Firm Makes Proposal for 51% of B&N

    The private investment firm G Asset Management has made a proposal to buy a 51% stake in Barnes & Nobles in a deal valuing the company at $22 per share.

  • Investment Group Buys codeMantra

    CodeMantra, the technology and service provider to publishers and other content companies, has been acquired by a Boston-based investment group.

  • Graphic Arts Books Buys Companion Press

    In a deal that adds 27 titles to its backlist, Graphic Arts Books has acquired the trade books and publishing rights of Companion Press.

  • Thomson-Shore Buys PublishNext

    Dexter, Mich.-based printer Thomson-Shore has acquired PublishNext.

  • DreamWorks Forms In-House Book Imprint

    DreamWorks Animation is launching DreamWorks Press as an internal umbrella for digital and print books.

  • Open Road Acquires E-Reads

    Open Road Integrated Media has signed an agreement to acquire E-Reads, the digital publisher founded by Richard Curtis in 1999.

  • Hanover Publisher Services Adds Pushkin Press

    Hanover Publisher Services, a small press distribution unit run by Steerforth Press, is adding UK-based publisher Pushkin Press as a distribution client via Random House Publisher Services.

  • Netflix to Stream Clifford

    Netflix, Inc. has signed an agreement with Scholastic to serve as the exclusive streaming home for Clifford the Big Red Dog television series.

  • Investment Group Buys Recorded Books

    The private investment group Wasserstein & Co. has acquired Recorded Books, the audiobook publisher and distributor of digital content to the library and retail markets.

  • Librify Gets Ingram Investment

    Librify, an e-book retail membership platform targeting book clubs, has received an investment from ICG Ventures Inc., an Ingram Content Group company.

  • Salem Communications Buys Eagle Publishing

    Salem Communications Corp. has acquired the assets of Eagle Publishing, including Regnery Publishing, HumanEvents.com, and Redstate.com.

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