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  • Fox News Is Launching a Book Line

    Fox News has created Fox News Books and signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins, whose Broadside Books will oversee the imprint.

  • Rittenhouse Distributors Sold

    The King of Prussia, Pa.–based health and medical content distributor was bought by private investors Kevin Ream and Jeff Villwock.

  • Qataris Enter Fight Over Lagardère’s Board

    The three major shareholders of the parent company of Hachette Book Group—Vivendi, Amber Capital, and Qatar Capital—are now aligned in a push to control four of the nine seats on the company board.

  • Foundry's Co-Owners Launching New Companies

    The co-founders of Foundry Literary + Media are launching new ventures. Yfat Reiss Gendell and Peter McGuigan, who started the full service firm 13 years ago, are amicably parting ways to create their own agencies: YRG Partners and Ultra Literary.

  • Private Equity Firm Agrees to Buy LSC

    The private equity firm Atlas Holdings, with the support of a creditor group, has agreed to acquire LSC Communications in a deal that is expected to close before the end of the year.

  • Hachette UK Buys Laurence King Publishing

    Laurence King Publishing, the original publisher of adult coloring book queen Johanna Basford, has been acquired by fellow U.K.-based publisher Hachette UK in a deal signed August 31.

  • LSC Auction Delayed Until September 9

    The auction to acquire the assets of LSC Communications, which was to take place on September 3, has been postponed until September 9. Bids for the company have not yet been made public.

  • Bertelsmann, HarperCollins Show Interest in S&S

    In an interview with the 'Financial Times,' Thomas Rabe, chief executive at Penguin Random House's parent company, Bertelsmann, said he was interested in buying Simon & Schuster. Meanwhile, sources confirmed that, at a recent town hall meeting, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray said HC was also looking into a deal for S&S.

  • Texas Company Launches Five Celebrity Curated Book Clubs

    Austin-based Literati is launching five celebrity-branded subscription book clubs, curated by Stephen Curry, Malala Yousafzai, Sir Richard Branson, Susan Orlean, and the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

  • 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.

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