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  • PWxyz, Lantia End Relationship

    The parent company of 'Publishers Weekly' and the Seville, Spain–based publishing company have ended their business arrangement. With the end of the agreement, Lantia will no longer publish the bimonthly publication 'PW en Español.'

  • Indigo Agrees to Buyout Offer

    Indigo Books & Music, Canada's troubled largest bookseller, has agreed to accept an offer of C$2.50 per share from two investment firms that will take the company private should the transaction be approved by shareholders later this spring.

  • PEN Union Cries Foul in Contract Talks as Criticism of PEN America Intensifies

    A proposal in ongoing contract negotiations between PEN America management and PEN America United, its staff union, has led to charges by the union that the organization’s leadership is trying to stifle union members’ free speech rights—an assertion PEN management firmly disputes.

  • Scholastic in $186 Million Deal with 9 Story

    Scholastic has acquired 100% of the economic interest in 9 Story Media Group, a Toronto-based creator, producer, and distributor of children’s content.

  • Arcadia Publishing Acquires Belt Publishing

    Arcadia's purchase of the Cleveland-based house gives the publisher of books about local history and interest a larger footprint in the Midwest. Belt founder Anne Trubek will continue to head the publisher.

  • Wonderwell Closes Publishing Operations, Partners with Greenleaf on New Imprint

    Hybrid publisher Wonderwell has shut down its publishing operations, and on February 1 will launch a new imprint, Wonderwell Press, as part of the Greenleaf Book Group.

  • RBmedia Acquires Berrett-Koehler's Audiobook Publishing Business

    Audiobook publisher RBmedia has acquired Berrett-Koehler’s audiobook publishing business, including its backlist, and will publish audiobook editions of new Berrett-Koehler titles under its business audiobook brand, Ascent Audio, beginning this year.

  • Elton John Says ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ on the Page

    Elton John will publish ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road: Memories of My Life on Tour,’ with Disney Publishing Worldwide imprint Hyperion Avenue, on September 24.

  • The Ekus Group Joins Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency

    Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency has acquired cookbook-focused literary agency the Ekus Group, which will operate as a boutique culinary division. Owner Sally Ekus will head up representation of cookbook and lifestyle titles as senior literary agent.

  • AdventureKEEN Acquires Shelter Publications

    The 50-year-old publisher of books on DIY homebuilding and personal fitness will become AdventureKEEN's seventh imprint, and founding publisher Lloyd Kahn will continue to oversee the list.

  • Skyhorse Buys Regnery Publishing

    After a deal to sell Regnery Publishing appeared to be dead in November, Salem Media Group completed the sale of the conservative publisher to Skyhorse Publishing.

  • Lerner Acquires Gecko Press

    Lerner Publishing Group has acquired Wellington, New Zealand–based children’s book publisher Gecko Press. The acquisition involves approximately 200 titles, including 18 to 20 new titles planned for 2024.

  • China Literature Buys Tencent Animation and Comics

    Pursuing its strategy of seeking to further leverage IP, China Literature, China's dominant online publishing and e-book company, has bought Tencent Animation and Comics for 600 million yuan (US$83.6 million).

  • Penguin Random House Acquires Hay House

    Penguin Random House has acquired the self-help and health and wellness publisher, which puts out roughly 100 books a year and boasts a 1,500-title backlist. CEO Reid Tracy will continue to lead the house. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • The Taunton Press Sold to Active Interest Media

    The Taunton Press, publisher of magazines, books, and a range of digital products in the woodworking, home building and renovation, building science, gardening, and sewing categories, has been acquired by enthusiast media company Active Interest Media.

  • Marcus Leaver Returns to Publishing with Gemini Books Group

    The former Sterling Publishing, Quarto Publishing, and Welbeck Publishing Group head has formed Gemini Books Group, which will focus on publishing nonfiction gift books and children’s books in both the U.K. and U.S. markets.

  • Red Wheel/Weiser Agrees to Acquire Quest Books

    Red Wheel/Weiser has agreed to acquire Quest Books, an imprint of the Theosophical Publishing House, the publishing arm of the Theosophical Society in America.

  • KKR Completes Purchase of Simon & Schuster

    The private equity firm, whose other holdings include OverDrive, has finalized its $1.62 billion purchase of S&S, the country's third largest trade book publisher.

  • Norton Signs Distribution Deals with Harvard, Yale

    W. W. Norton will take over distribution for both Yale University Press and Harvard University Press next fall, when it will begin selling titles set to be released in January 2025.

  • Capen Publishing Buys Six Imprints from Southwestern Family of Companies

    Capen Publishing Company has acquired the Favorite Recipes Press, Quail Ridge Press, Beckon Books, Blue Sneaker Press, Greenwich Publishing, and Historic Hospitality Books imprints from Southwestern Family of Companies.

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