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  • 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.

  • 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.

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