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  • KKR Completes OverDrive Purchase

    The investment firm KKR has completed its purchase of OverDrive. The deal had first been announced on Christmas Eve.

  • Trustbridge Global Media Acquires Walker Books

    In another move to broaden its reach in the worldwide children’s book publishing market, Trustbridge has acquired Walker Books, the U.K.-based children’s publisher and owner of Candlewick Press.

  • Arcadia Publishing Acquires New Orleans–Based River Road Press

    Arcadia Publishing, which specializes in books on local history, has acquired River Road Press, a publisher of books on New Orleans and the surrounding areas. River Road founder Scott Campbell will join Arcadia to head its Pelican Publishing imprint.

  • McGraw-Hill, Cengage Call Off Merger

    The inability to reach an agreement with the government about which divestitures the publishers needed to make to allow the merger to move forward led to the deal being canceled, the companies said.

  • Vigliano Buys Back His Agency

    David Vigliano has bought back the assets of his eponymous literary agency from Y Entertainment Group.

  • HC to Buy Egmont Book Groups in the U.K. Poland, and Germany

    Under an agreement set to close April 30, HarperCollins will buy Egmont Books UK, Egmont’s book business in Poland, and the German unit Schneiderbuch. All three focus on the children's market.

  • Authors Guild Unveils New Model Trade Book Contract

    Using some or all of the clauses in the model contract, the Authors Guild said, will help ensure that writers receive the rights granted them under current U.S. copyright and contract law.

  • RBmedia Buys GraphicAudio

    GraphicAudio produces dramatized audio content, and its purchase marks RB’s entry into the audio dramatizations market.

  • Full RWA Board Resigns, Special Election Announced

    Yesterday, the remaining board members of the Romance Writers of America resigned and announced a special election to fill the board seats for the remainder of their terms.

  • HBG Buys More Than 1,000 Disney Book Group Titles

    The Hachette Book Group has acquired more than 1,000 titles published by Disney Book Group; the deal involves bestselling authors, award-winning as well as backlist and recently published books, plus a number of unpublished titles.

  • 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,

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