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  • Mango Publishing Acquires Yellow Pear Press

    Miami indie press Mango Publishing has acquired Yellow Pear Press, which specializes in lifestyle and regional titles, as well as its Bonhomie Press imprint.

  • Equity Firm Agrees to Buy OverDrive

    The private equity firm KKR has signed a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive in a deal announced on Christmas Eve.

  • A Slow Year for Publishing Mergers and Acquisitions

    B&N’s purchase by Elliott Adviors was the largest purchase in a quiet year for acquisitions in the book business.

  • Peterson's Publishing Buys B.E.S. Publishing

    Peterson’s Publishing has acquired the more than 800 titles of Barron's Educational Series Publishing. Ingram-owned Two Rivers Distribution is now handing sales and distribution for the company.

  • CBS, Viacom Merger Completed

    The merger of Simon & Schuster parent company CBS with Viacom was completed yesterday afternoon. The new ViacomCBS will have combined sales of about $28 billion.

  • Scribd Gets $58 Million in New Financing

    Scribd said the new investment will be used to support growth and product innovation as well as enhance operations.

  • Quad to Sell Book Business

    The company said the book group has annual sales of about $200 million.

  • Vesuvian Media Group Buys Black Spot Books

    Vesuvian Media Group, a books-to-film multimedia company, has acquired Black Spot Books, which has a growing list of adult and young adult titles.

  • Mango Publishing Acquires Red Wheel/Weiser's Conari Press

    Conari Press, an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser founded in 1987 that focuses on categories such as spirituality and personal growth, was acquired by the Miami-based Mango Publishing in a deal that closed earlier this month.

  • 1517 Media Acquires Lutheran University Press

    The Christian multimedia company 1517 Media whose imprints include Beaming Books, Fortress Press, and Augsburg Books, has acquired Lutheran University Press,

  • Chicago Review Press Acquires Amberjack Publishing

    In a deal that closed September 13, Chicago Review Press acquired Amberjack Publishing. Based in Eagle, Idaho, Amberjack has a backlist of 63 titles, including 'Girl Boner' (2017).

  • CBS, Viacom Will Merge

    Simon & Schuster parent company CBS will merge with Viacom in a deal expected to be completed by the end of 2019. The combined company will have $28 billion in revenue and S&S will be overseen by current Viacom CEO Bob Bakish.

  • Elliott Completes Purchase of B&N

    Elliott Advisors has completed its $683 million purchase of Barnes & Noble. As a result of the deal, Waterstones CEO James Daunt takes over as B&N CEO as well. Elliott now owns both Waterstones and B&N.

  • Quad, LSC Call Off Merger

    Quad and LSC Communications announced this morning that they have mutually agreed to call off the planned purchase of LSC by Quad following a DoJ lawsuit.

  • Penguin Publishing to House Former F+W Titles

    After placing the winning bid in the auction for the book assets of bankrupt F+W Media, Penguin Random House has completed the purchase of 2,000 titles and that announced the works will become part of the Penguin Publishing Group.

  • DoJ Sues to Block Merger of Country's Two Biggest Printers

    The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois seeking to block Quad’s proposed acquisition of LSC Communications.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Buys Prometheus Books

    The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired the publishing assets of Prometheus Books, which was founded in 1969 and has a backlist of 1,700 active titles.

  • TaleFlick Opens Adaptation Marketplace

    TaleFlick, a company that fosters relationships between Hollywood and the publishing world, has just launched “The Marketplace,” an online platform where producers, publishers, agents, and writers can connect.

  • A Bidding War for B&N?

    According to a report in the 'Wall Street Journal,' Readerlink is considering putting together a bid to top the $6.50 per share offer made by Elliott Advisors.

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