Cavendish Square, a new educational publishing company founded by Roger Rosen, has signed a deal to acquire the assets of Marshall Cavendish’s North American library operation, including the Benchmark, Bookworm, MC Reference, and MC Digital lists. In all, the Marshall Cavendish library lists are composed of over 3,000 print and digital works developed for the K-12 school library and public library markets.

In addition to acquiring the backlist titles, Cavendish Square will develop a new list of print and digital titles for fall. The editorial and production staffs of Cavendish Square will be located in Buffalo. Cavendish Square will assume marketing and access support for customers purchasing digital materials following the acquisition, while Marshall Cavendish will continue to support customer access to e-book and digital reference materials purchased before the sale.

The deal is the latest by Roger Rosen to expand his holdings that publish educational materials for the public and school library markets. For its part, the sale by Cavendish follows the sale of its children’s trade line to Amazon and puts the company’s focus on the educational market.