Penguin Random House announced late Monday that it has completed its acquisition of the Ediciones B’s imprints from Grupo Zeta. The imprints will be merged into Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial (PRHGE) in Spain and Latin America.
First announced in April, the Ediciones purchase will boost Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial’s position in Spanish-language trade-book publishing in Spain and Latin American. It will also provide growth potential in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. (Grupo Editorial maintains a U.S. office in Miami.)
Núria Cabutí Brull will continue as CEO of Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, and assume the leadership of Ediciones B., PRH said.
The newly combined company will be comprised of over 40 imprints, each of which will retain its identity and independent publishing program, according to PRH. Together, they will publish more than 1,700 titles a year, and their backlist will carry works by over 8,500 authors, mostly Spanish-language originals and Spanish translations of fiction and non-fiction works for adults, children, and young readers in hardcover, paperback, and digital e-books, and audio editions.
Correction: This article has been updated to reflect the fact that Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial has an office in Miami, not Ediciones B.