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  • DreamWorks Press Gears Up for Fall Launch

    DreamWorks Press, a new unit of the movie studio DreamWorks Animation that was established in February, is set to release its first list this fall.

  • Publishers' Acquisition Activity Picks Up

    The first half of 2014 was one of the publishing industry’s busiest six-month periods for mergers and acquisitions since the start of the Great Recession.

  • Keen Acquires Nature Study Guides

    Birmingham-based publisher Keen Communications announced that it has acquired most of the publishing assets of Nature Study Guides, a family-owned line of pocket-sized guides for field use.

  • Four Questions for 'The Bear' Editor Sarah Murphy

    With a recent film option, could this novel by Toronto-based author Claire Cameron gain more traction in the U.S.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Restructures Globe Pequot

    Rowman & Littlefield has restructured its Globe Pequot division, integrating most of the backoffice and sales functions and reorganizing the editorial operations. Approximately 28 jobs were eliminated.

  • News Briefs: Week of July 14, 2014

    Arcadia Buys The History Press

  • ‘Outlander’ Preps For Its Close-Up

    Diana Gabaldon is having something of a George R.R. Martin moment.

  • Typecast Publishing Goes Green(er)

    Typecast Publishing, which started as The Lumberyard magazine in 2007 before evolving into a small publishing house, is metamorphosing yet again with its recent move to Asheville, N.C. Publisher Jen Woods and crew have set up shop in the mountains and plan to produce much of their future poetry books and magazine using raw materials grown on their farm.

  • New Adult: A Book Category For Twentysomethings by Twentysomethings

    When book blogger Georgia McBride and St. Martin’s Press teamed up in November 2009 to run a contest soliciting what they called new adult fiction from aspiring authors, they had no idea how huge this new niche would become.

  • For Lynne Rienner, 30 Years and Counting

    The year was 1984, and things were about to get interesting for a young publishing executive at the academic Westview Press, in Colorado, named Lynne Rienner.

  • Zest Books Launches New Adult Imprint

    The San Francisco-based publisher's Pulp imprint will specialize in humor, art, memoir, and pop culture for the new adult market.

  • Amazon's Latest Proposal Rankles Hachette and Authors

    The acrimony between Amazon and Hachette does not appear to waning. And their battle, over e-book sales terms, continues to play out in newspaper headlines.

  • HarperCollins Tries Direct Sales

    HarperCollins has launched a redesigned website that features a direct sales component. Through the website the publisher has, for the first time, the ability to sell print books directly to consumers.

  • Dougherty to Head UMP

    Mary Dougherty will become the third director since the press's founding 51 years ago.

  • News Briefs: Week of July 7, 2014

    Publishers claim Apple court order hobbles agency model and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • PRH Completes Santillana Ediciones Generales Acquisition

    The acquisition, first announced in March, brings the major Spanish-language publisher into PRH Grupo Editorial.

  • Kensington Expands Distribution Deal With PRH

    After many years as a distribution-only client of Penguin, Kensington Publishing has inked an expanded sales and distribution agreement with the newly combined Penguin Random Publisher Services, the Penguin Random House distribution unit.

  • Global Publishing Leaders 2014: Abril Educação S/A

    Abril Educação is an educational publishing and technology company under Abril S.A., the media division of Grupo Abril, a major Latin American communications group founded in 1950.

  • News Briefs: Week of June 30, 2014

    Open Road Fires Back at HarperCollins In Copyright Case and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Perseus Books Group, 1996-2014

    Venture capitalist and book lover Frank Pearl started the Perseus Books Group in 1996.

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