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    As part of its expansion into the education market with the launch of DK Learning in April, DK has acquired Phonics Books, a publisher of more than 300 decodable books for beginner and catch-up readers.

  • Rowman & Littlefield in Co-Publishing Deal with Brookings

    Effective immediately, Rowman & Littlefield will produce, distribute, sell, and market books from Brookings Institute Press, while Brookings will continue to oversee acquisitions and editorial review of BIP's titles.

  • Podium Audio Buys Bookstat

    The digital publisher Podium Audio has acquired Bookstat, the data subscription service that tracks online book purchases in physical, e-book, and audiobook formats.

  • Audiobook Publisher RBmedia Makes Two Purchases

    Audiobook publisher RBmedia has acquired the audiobook business of Upfront Books and the French company Éditions Thélème.

  • Spotify Completes Findaway Purchase

    Spotify has completed its acquisition of digital audiobook distributor Findaway. The Swedish streaming giant has 422 million monthly active users, and will use the Findaway purchase to speed its growth in the audiobook market.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Buys North Country Books

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired North Country Books. Based in Utica, N.Y., North Country has a backlist of about 200 titles, with a focus on regional books about the Adirondacks and Upstate New York.

  • UTA Acquires Curtis Brown Group

    Through the deal, the U.K.-based literary and talent agency Curtis Brown, which reps such authors as Nigella Lawson and Jojo Moyes and such estates as those of Ian Fleming and A.A. Milne, will continue to operate under its existing structure and management team.

  • Baker & Taylor Sells U.K. Division

    A little more than six months after acquiring Baker & Taylor from the Follett Corp., new owner Amandeep Kochar sold Baker & Taylor UK to the Little Group, parent company of the U.K.'s largest wholesaler, Gardners.

  • University of Georgia Press Acquires NewSouth Books

    The University of Georgia Press has acquired NewSouth Books, the independent trade publisher based in Montgomery, Ala.

  • Diversion in Partnership Deal to Form Diversion Audio

    Scott Waxman has struck a deal with Gemini XIII to form Diversion Audio, a new company that will expand on Diversion Podcasts, which Waxman started in 2020 to develop original nonfiction audio series hosted by veteran nonfiction authors.

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