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  • Michael Lynton, David Steinberger Buy Arcadia Publishing

    Arcadia is the first purchase in what the two former publishing CEOs see as a series of acquisitions. The purchases will be funded by Lezen Acquisition LLC, an investment group formed by Lynton and his sister Lili.

  • Bloomsbury Buys IB Tauris

    Bloomsbury has bought IB Tauris (IBT), the academic publisher based in West London with an office in New York. The price was £5.8 million.

  • Five Industry Tech Consultants Form New Firm

    The members of Publishing Technology Partners are Ken Brooks, Bill Kasdorf, Thad McIlroy, Bill Rosenblatt, and Bill Trippe, all of whom have over 25 years’ experience working in the publishing industry.

  • Adaptive Studios Acquires the Zane Grey Literary Estate

    The studio has acquired the estate of classic western novelist Zane Grey, with plans to revive the novelist's works and brand by developing film, TV, and publishing projects for a new generation.

  • IPG Acquires ISBS

    Independent Publishers Group (IPG) has acquired the academic book distributor International Specialized Book Services (ISBS).

  • LSC Buys TriLiteral; Turner Purchases Gürze Books

    In two separate niche deals, LSC Communications bought the university press distributor TriLiteral, while Turner Publishing acquired a publisher that specializes in books on eating disorders.

  • Hay House Launches Business Imprint

    Hay House has announced the launch of a new imprint, Hay House Business, a dedicated business imprint. Patricia Gift, publisher and v-p of Hay House, will oversee the imprint, which will release its first book in January 2019.

  • HC Buys AMACOM Books

    HarperCollins has acquired the imprint, a division of the American Management Association International, which has a backlist of approximately 600 business and professional titles.

  • Johnson Out as Bonnier Publishing CEO, Interim Named

    Richard Johnson is stepping down as group CEO of U.K.-based Bonnier Publishing (a subsidiary of Sweden’s Bonnier Books) after nearly nine years in the role. Jim Zetterlund, currently COO and CFO of Bonnier Books, has been named acting CEO.

  • SparkPoint Acquires Shebooks

    Shebooks, which has released 75 e-book titles to date, will become the e-book only option for SparkPoint's She Writes Press imprint.

  • Translation Database Now Hosted by 'PW'

    The Translation Database, founded in 2008 by Chad Post and featuring details on over 6,000 works in translation, will now be hosted on the 'Publishers Weekly' website.

  • PRH Buys Rodale Books Assets

    Following Hearst's purchase of Rodale Inc. last week, the company quickly turned around and sold Rodale Books' more than 2,100 titles to Penguin Random House.

  • B&N Dismisses Takeover Proposal

    Barnes & Noble issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying it does not consider a proposal by Sandell Asset Management, to take the retailer private, a "bona fide" offer.

  • Kickstarter Adds Subscription Fundraising Function

    Looking to add a new fundraising facet to its crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter is launching Drip, a subscription service that will allow fans to provide recurring financial support directly to their favorite creators.

  • Quality Books Files for Bankruptcy

    The Illinois book distributor to schools and libraries has sent a letter to creditors saying it can no longer meet its financial obligations and is in the process of liquidating its assets.

  • Red Wheel Buys Career Press, Hires Peter Turner

    In moves that add scale and diversify its business, Red Wheel/Weiser has acquired Career Press and hired former Shambhala Publications publisher Peter Turner as associate publisher.

  • Hearst Buys Rodale

    Hearst's purchase of Rodale comes about four months after the publisher put itself up for sale. While little has been shared how Rodale will be integrated into Hearst, it was stated that deal is set to close by early 2018.

  • Penguin Random House Buys Sasquatch Books

    The Seattle-based house, which was named one of PW’s fast-growing independent publishers of 2016, was bought by Penguin Random House for an undisclosed sum.

  • Webcrafters Sold to CJK Group

    Webcrafters, one of the country's oldest printers, is to be acquired by the CJK Group, the holding company for a host of printing companies.

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