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  • International Hot Book Properties: Week of September 29, 2014

    Want to know what titles are creating chatter internationally? Every two weeks, we'll be rounding up titles and book deals that are getting attention in the global publishing community.

  • HarperCollins Inks Partnership With Chinese E-tailer

    HarperCollins has reached an agreement to sell its English language e-books in China through local online retailer JD.com and China National Publications Import.

  • Andrew Wylie Merges Agency With Carmen Balcells

    Super-agent Andrew Wylie has struck a deal with Spanish agent Carmen Balcells to merge their two eponymous shingles and form a new agency.

  • Kobo Inks Digital Deal for 'A Suitable Boy'

    Kobo will publish the first English-language digital edition of Vikram Seth’s 600,000 word novel "A Suitable Boy" in India.

  • Macmillan Does First Int'l Pub for Aussie Newcomer

    Macmillan's trade group is organizing its first coordinated international publication for an author it discovered through one of its Australian e-only imprints.

  • S&S and Yilin Press Enter Distribution and Publishing Agreement

    Under one of the more comprehensive trade deals with a Chinese publishing house, S&S will distribute e-books of a broad cross-section of Yilin Press’s Mandarin language titles.

  • Human Kinetics, IMF in China Deal

    Human Kinetics and the International Monetary Fund have signed a deal to make their content available in China. The agreement is a result of Publishing Technology’s local alliance with CNPIEC, the China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation, and its new CNP eReading platform.

  • Nielsen To Buy Two R. R. Bowker Book Tracking Services

    In a move that enhances its global print and e-book tracking and sales analysis capabilities, Nielsen is acquiring book data vendor R. R. Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions product units.

  • Graphic India, YouTube Debut Grant Morrison’s ‘18 Days’

    YouTube and the transnational media company Graphic India are launching comics writer Grant Morrison’s motion comic, 18 Days, a science fiction and fantasy treatment based on the epic Eastern myth Mahabharata, the tale of a war between gods.

  • House of Anansi, Other Press Bring Rising Danish Star to North America

    Danish author Jonas T. Bengtsson has drawn critical acclaim, and hit myriad foreign bestseller lists. Now, House of Anansi Press and Other Press are primed to introduce the Danish author to North American readers.

  • Agency Group Creates New Division

    The Agency Group has created a new literary division, based in its London office.

  • Bertelsmann Takes Full Ownership of Random House Mondadori

    A week after announcing that it was forming a joint venture with Pearson to create Penguin Random House, Bertelsmann said this morning that it has agreed to acquire the 50% stake in the Spanish-language publisher Random House Mondadori that had been held by its Italian partner. The purchase is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

  • Employees to Buy European Publisher VBK

    The management and staff of Veen Bosch & Keuning Publishing Group, a major publisher of trade books in the Netherlands and Belgium, will take over ownership of the company November 1.

  • Flammarion Sale Approved

    The French commission on competition in publishing has given its approval for the sale of the French publisher Flammarion to the Gallimard group Madrigall.

  • Trajectory, De Gruyter, Commercial Press Ink Deals at Beijing Fair

    As the Beijing International Book Fair kicks off, U.S. digital publisher Trajectory, Berlin academic house De Gruyter and Chinese publisher Commercial Press separately announced new deals.

  • Little, Brown Pays Seven Figures for Debut Novel By Aussie Author

    The one sale that's invigorated the publishing industry during an otherwise sleepy summer is the major buy Little, Brown just made for Australian novelist Hannah Kent's Burial Rites.

  • De Gruyter Completes Birkhäuser Purchase

    The Berlin-based academic publisher De Gruyter has completed its purchase of the Swiss-based German-language Birkhäuser. Alongside the acquisition of Birkhäuser's architecture and design publishing division, the acquisition includes the Birkhäuser brand name, which is includes a range of STM publications.

  • Germany's Weltbild for Sale

    After weeks of controversy over the revelation that it was selling “soft porn,” the German publishing and bookselling powerhouse Weltbild has been put up for sale by 18 dioceses of the Catholic Church that own the company.

  • Bonnier and Sonoma in European Acquistion Deal

    As reported in the European publishing press, Finnish publishing house Bonnier Books has acquired WSOY, Finland’s largest general trade book publisher, from Sonoma, strengthening Bonnier’s general publishing list in Finland. As part of the acquisition, Sonoma has acquired Bonnier Learning in Sweden and Tammi Learning from Bonnier. The deal allows both publishers to focus on their core business areas.

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