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  • B&T Sells Certain Assets to Ingram Entertainment

    Baker & Taylor has sold certain of its entertainment assets to Ingram Entertainment, a distribution company that is not affiliated with the Ingram Content Group.

  • Chicago Review Press Buys Council Oak Books

    Chicago Review Press Inc. acquired Council Oak Books in a deal that closed January 2. The purchase involves 141 titles, and COB will continue to release new books as part of Chicago Review.

  • PW Takes Over the Millions

    PWxyz, parent company of 'Publishers Weekly,' has acquired the online magazine the Millions, as well as its website TheMillions.com, for an undisclosed price.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Acquires Hal Leonard Trade Titles

    Through the deal, Rowman & Littlefield has gained select trade imprints and trade titles from the music publishing company, giving it giving it more than 3,000 books in the performing arts field.

  • LEGO and Chronicle Books Build Publishing Partnership

    Chronicle Books is launching a new series of books in partnership with the LEGO Group starting in 2020. The books, aimed at adult fans of the toys, will include gift books, puzzles and more.

  • Fox Chapel Acquires Old Pond Publishing

    U.S.-based Hobbyist and DIY crafts publisher Fox Chapel Publishing has acquired the U.K.-based house Old Pond Publishing, which specializes in books on agriculture, machinery, and animal husbandry.

  • Ingram In Rumored Bid to Buy B&T Retail Arm

    The Ingram Content Group has made a tentative offer to buy the retail wholesaling operation of Baker & Taylor, and the Federal Trade Commission has launched what it is calling a “very preliminary investigation” of the proposed deal, sources told PW.

  • Author Conversation Series Gets Cable TV Debut

    Live Talk Los Angeles has launched on Spectrum Networks, turning an author event series into a weekly primetime TV show for 1.8 million subscribers in Southern California.

  • Prometheus Sells Fiction Imprints to Start Publishing

    After entering the fiction market in 2005 with the launch of its Pyr science fiction imprint, Prometheus has sold that imprint and another one to return to its original focus: nonfiction.

  • Quad/Graphics to Buy LSC Communications

    Quad's purchase of LSC Communications, valued at $1.4 billion, will unite the country's two largest printers.

  • B&N Considering a Sale

    Saying it has received interest from multiple parties about making an offer for the company, Barnes & Noble has created a formal review process to evaluate the retailer’s strategic alternatives. Among the parties interested in making an offer for B&N is its founder and chairman Len Riggio.

  • Kaplan Buys Educational Assets, And Name, from Barron's

    Kaplan has acquired the test prep, study aid, and foreign language assets of Barron’s Educational Series, in addition to purchasing the Barron’s brand name. Barron's is retaining its large trade list which will be published under a new name.

  • Hachette Completes Worthy Publishing Purchase

    HBG's purchase involves Worthy’s entire publishing business, and Worthy founder Byron Williamson will become v-p, publishing development for Hachette Nashville, and will join HBG’s senior management group.

  • IPG Acquires Midpoint Trade Books

    IPG has aquired Midpoint Trade Books. The 22-year-old distributor of 230 small and indie publishers will have its inventory transferred to IPG’s Chicago warehouse in the first quarter of 2019.

  • Arcadia, ABA Partner on Local Book Program

    Arcadia Publishing and the American Booksellers Association have teamed up on a program that will give independent booksellers access to a select group of regional titles that will appeal to their local customers.

  • Barricade Books Sold

    Barricade Books, the independent press founded by the late maverick publisher Lyle Stuart in 1990, has been sold.

  • Insight Editions Buys Weldon Owen

    In a deal that unites two illustrated book publishers, Insight Editions has acquired Weldon Owen from Bonnier Publishing USA for an undisclosed price.

  • Equity Firm Buys RBmedia

    RBmedia, one of the largest independent publishers and distributors of audiobooks, has been acquired by yet another private equity firm. Monday morning KKR and announced it bought the company from Shamrock Capital.

  • Fox Chapel Acquires Landauer Publishing

    Fox Chapel Publishing has acquired independent quilt publisher Landauer Publishing. Landauer has a backlist of more than 100 quilting and needle-arts titles.

  • PRH India Buys Hindi-Language Publisher

    Penguin Random House India has acquired Hind Pocket Books, one of the oldest and best-known Hindi-language publishers in the country.

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