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  • Open Road Buys U.K.'s Bloodhound Books

    Open Road Integrated Media has acquired Bloodhound Books, a U.K.-based publisher of e-books and print titles. Founded in 2014, Bloodhound has a backlist of about 600 fiction titles, and has sold approximately six million copies of its books worldwide.

  • Epic Acquired by Global Ed-Tech Giant BYJU’S

    Epic, whose digital reading platform features more than 40,000 books, audiobooks, and videos for children, has been acquired by the India giant BYJU's for $500 million.

  • Private Equity Firm to Buy McGraw-Hill for $4.5 Billion

    Eight years after it bought McGraw-Hill Education for $2.4 billion, Apollo Global Management has reached an agreement to sell the company to another private equity firm, Platinum Equity, for $4.5 billion.

  • Readerlink Acquires Activity Publisher Dreamtivity

    Readerlink has acquired the brand and assets of Dreamtivity from Retail Centric Marketing. A publisher of coloring and activity books plus arts and crafts products, Dreamtivity will become an imprint of Readerlink's Printers Row publishing division.

  • Clarivate to Buy ProQuest for $5.3 Billion

    In a huge deal in the library and information publishing world, London-based Clarivate has agreed to acquire ProQuest, an acquisition expected to be completed later this year.

  • Barnes & Noble's Owner Buys Paper Source

    Elliott Management, which acquired Barnes & Noble in September 2019, has reached an agreement to buy the stationery retailer Paper Source. B&N CEO James Daunt will add oversight of Paper Source to his responsibilities.

  • RBmedia Buys M-H Professional Audiobook Business

    RBmedia has acquired the audiobook publishing business of McGraw-Hill Professional in a deal that adds about 400 business books to the audio publisher's list, chief content officer Troy Juliar said.

  • Kakao Entertainment Acquires Radish Reading App

    Radish, a mobile reading app offering serialized bingeable genre fiction, has been acquired by Kakao Entertainment in a transaction valued at $440 million.

  • HarperCollins Completes Purchase of HMH Trade

    The second largest trade publisher in the U.S. has completed its acquisition of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media, for $349 million.

  • Investment Firm in Deal with RosettaBooks

    MEP Capital has made an investment in RosettaBooks in a deal that gives MEP ownership of Rosetta's e-book catalog while leaving the operation of Rosetta unchanged.

  • Francisco Partners to Acquire VitalSource from Ingram

    Ingram Content Group has reached a deal to sell its digital learning platform VitalSource to Francisco Partners.

  • Gendell Files Counterclaim Against McGuigan in Foundry Dispute

    The drama surrounding Foundry Literary + Media does not look to be ending anytime soon. The acrimonious split of the firm's former co-founders, which saw one principal file suit against the other in January, has now resulted in a legal response.

  • Authors Guild Asks Members to Support PRO Act

    The Authors Guild is asking its membership and allies in the publishing industry to contact their senators to express support for the PRO Act, which would extend more collective bargaining power to freelance writers and authors.

  • HarperCollins to Acquire HMH Trade

    The second largest trade publisher in the U.S. will buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media, generally considered the sixth largest, for $349 million.

  • BookClub Venture Prepares for Spring Launch

    Scheduled to launch sometime in the spring, BookClub is a virtual book club platform driven by author-led book discussions and designed for mobile devices.

  • RBMedia Acquires Spain's Booka

    Audiobook company RBmedia has acquired Booka, a Barcelona-based audiobook publishing company, and its full catalog of Spanish language titles.

  • Japan's Media Do Buys Firebrand

    Firebrand Technologies has been acquired by Media Do International, the U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Media Do Ltd., a major e-book distributor. Firebrand founder Fran Toolan will remain CEO for at least the next three years.

  • Turner Publishing Buys Prospect Park Books

    Turner Publishing Company has acquired Los Angeles-based Prospect Park Books. The purchase adds more than 100 titles to Turner's backlist.

  • Authors Guild Asks DoJ to Stop PRH Purchase of S&S

    The Authors Guild, along with five other writers’ groups and the nonprofit Open Markets Institute, has sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking the government to block Penguin Random House’s pending acquisition of Simon & Schuster.

  • Book Biz Saw Little M&A in 2020, with Some Big Exceptions

    Economic uncertainty limited merger and acquisition activity in the book business last year, but there were still a number of significant transactions, including Penguin Random House's planned purchase of Simon & Schuster.

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