Browse archive by date:
  • Chicago Review Press Acquires Interlude Press

    Chicago Review Press acquired Interlude Press, a publisher of LGBTQ+ fiction, including YA fiction released under its Duet Books imprint. Interlude has been distributed by CRP's parent company, IPG, since 2019.

  • Bloomsbury Buys ABC-CLIO for $22.9Million

    U.K-based Bloomsbury Publishing has expanded its presence in the U.S. with the acquisition of the academic and reference publisher ABC-CLIO for a purchase price of $22.9 million. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO had sales of $14.7 million in 2020.

  • Vivendi to Pursue Total Ownership of Lagardère

    After Vivendi finishes acquiring additional shares of Lagardère this week, it will own a 45.1% stake in the company, forcing Vivendi to make a tender offer for all remaining shares.

  • Book Depot Acquires American Book Company

    In a major deal in the bargain book business, Book Depot, the bargain book distributor based in Thorold, Ont., has acquired American Book Company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Control of SAGE Publishing Moves to Trust

    In a move to keep the publishing company independent, founder Sara Miller McCune has signed over her voting shares and company control to the SAGE-SMM Trust.

  • Oasis Acquires Enclave Publishing, Expands into Print

    Oasis Family Media, which houses Oasis Audio, is expanding into print publishing with the acquisition of Enclave Publishing—an independent press focused on Christian fiction.

  • Clarivate Completes ProQuest Acquisition

    London-based Clarivate has completed its $5.3 billion purchase of ProQuest in a deal that creates a powerhouse in the library and information publishing market.

  • Teacher Created Materials Buys Free Spirit

    Teacher Created Materials has acquired Minneapolis-based Free Spirit Publishing for an undisclosed price. The purchase involves about 300 titles, most focused on social and emotional learning for young people.

  • Investment Group Led by David Steinberger Buys Open Road

    A newly formed investor group led by David Steinberger has acquired Open Road Integrated Media for a purchase price reported to be between $60 million and $80 million.

  • Sweden's Storytel Buys

    Storytel, the international audiobook streaming company, is buying from KKR, owner of RBMedia, for an undisclosed amount. This marks the fast-growing company's entry into the English-language audiobook market.

  • Spotify Expands in the Audiobook Business

    Looking to accelerate its expansion into the audiobook market, the Swedish audio streaming subscription service giant Spotify has agreed to acquire Ohio-based digital audiobook distributor Findaway for an undisclosed price.

  • Follett Sells Baker & Taylor to B&T CEO

    The makeover of Follett Corp. continues with the announcement that it has sold Baker & Taylor to a private investment company led by Aman Kochar, B&T CEO and president.

  • IPG Buys U.K Distribution Company United Independent Distributors

    Independent Publishers Group has acquired U.K.-based United Independent Distributors. IPG CEO Joe Matthews called the deal a “game-changing acquisition,” and one that will make IPG one of the world’s largest book distributors for indie publishers.

  • HBG Completes Purchase of Workman

    The Hachette Book Group has completed its $240 million acquisition of Workman Publishing. Workman will become HBG's eighth publishing group and will be led by Dan Reynolds, who had been its CEO.

  • Hachette Livre May Get New Owner

    French conglomerate Vivendi appears headed to win control of Lagardère, owner of Hachette Livre. Vivendi already owns the French publisher Editis, and has been looking to increase its presence in book publishing.

  • Capstone Acquires Ed-Tech Tool Buncee

    Capstone, publisher of children’s books and K-5 ed-tech content, has acquired Buncee, a digital creation, collaboration, and communication tool for students and educators.

  • Equity Firm Buys Follett School Solutions

    Follett Corp. has sold its K-12 software and content division, Follett School Solutions, to the investment firm Francisco Partners. Britten Follett, who remains in a leadership role at FSS, said that the deal gives the company more funding to expand in the educational technology space.

  • Hachette Book Group Will Acquire Workman Publishing for $240 Million

    Workman Publishing, one of the largest and most distinct independent publishers in the country, will be acquired for $240 million by the Hachette Book Group in a deal that is expected to be approved in September.

  • Clarivate Purchase of ProQuest Delayed

    After receiving a second notice for information from the FTC, Clarivate said it has extended the deadline for completing its $5.3 billion purchase of ProQuest from November 8, 2021, to December 31, 2021.

  • Arcadia Buys Commonwealth Editions

    Arcadia Publishing has acquired Commonwealth Editions, the regional publishing imprint of Carlisle, Mass.–based Applewood Books. The purchase, which includes a mix of adult and children’s titles, adds more than 300 titles to Arcadia's list.

Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Email Address


Log In Forgot Password

Premium online access is only available to PW subscribers. If you have an active subscription and need to set up or change your password, please click here.

New to PW? To set up immediate access, click here.

NOTE: If you had a previous PW subscription, click here to reactivate your immediate access. PW site license members have access to PW’s subscriber-only website content. If working at an office location and you are not "logged in", simply close and relaunch your preferred browser. For off-site access, click here. To find out more about PW’s site license subscription options, please email Mike Popalardo at:

To subscribe: click here.