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  • Publishers' Presence Is Felt at Toy Fair

    Publishers, particularly coloring and activity, novelty, and book-plus specialists, are facing ever stronger competition from toy companies, a fact that was evident at this year’s New York Toy Fair.

  • The Art and Making of A Fan-Favorite Book

    Art-of and making-of books about pop culture remain viable, even in an era when abundant behind-the-scenes information is available online.

  • Giving a Beloved Character Voice—On and Off the Page

    Writers of licensed children’s books speak about the challenges and rewards of their slice of the industry.

  • Licensing Hotline: November 2017

    Read on for news of Egmont’s new Roblox license, Sterling’s books tied to the Cool School brand, Joe Books’ distribution and co-publishing agreement with Martellus Bennett’s The Imagination Agency, Penguin’s Gudetama deal, and more.

  • Licensing Expo Shows Deep Bond Between Books and Tie-Ins

    The 2017 Licensing International Expo highlighted the symbiotic relationship between books and licensed products.

  • What's Hot in Licensed Publishing

    Streaming properties, franchise films, and collectibles are catching publishers' eyes.

  • Licensing Hotline: March 2017

    Read on for news about Little, Brown’s books tied to Spirit Riding Free, new licensing deals at Walter Foster Jr., brand extension activity at Highlights Press, and more.

  • Licensing Hotline: January 2017

    Candlewick Entertainment has acquired world rights to three novels tied to 'Ride,' a live-action TV series that debuted on Nickelodeon on January 30.

  • Publishers Betting on Strong Holiday Sales for Licensed Products

    Books featuring licensed characters have seen a boom in recent years, and this holiday season looks to be a lucrative one.

  • Licensing Hotline: November 2016

    Next January, Random House Children’s Books will launch its first four titles tied to Just Born’s marshmallow candy brand, Peeps.

  • Watch Today, Read Today: Book Tie-Ins Hit the Market Faster

    Publishers are accelerating the development cycle for licensed tie-ins to satisfy consumer demand.

  • Licensing Hotline: September 2016

    Parragon has secured master publishing rights to Num Noms, a scented, food-based line of novelty-collectible toys from MGA Entertainment. The deal includes English-speaking markets and global military bases.

  • Licensing Hotline: August 2016

    Little, Brown is launching a series of books tied to the rebooted preschool TV series 'Bob the Builder,' produced by Mattel's HIT Entertainment division.

  • Licensing Hotline: August 2016

    Little, Brown is launching a series of books tied to the rebooted preschool TV series 'Bob the Builder,' produced by Mattel's HIT Entertainment division.

  • Former Dalmatian Execs Launch Dreamtivity Imprint

    Two former Dalmatian Press and Bendon Publishing executives, have started a new publishing company and a new children’s imprint.

  • The Major Licensing Trends of 2016

    Among the trends at this year's Licensing International Expo were properties aimed at a pre-school audience, books tied to reality shows, and augmented reality.

  • Girl Power Is Big at Licensing Expo 2016

    Female superheroes and other properties intended to inspire confidence in girls were a big presence at Licensing Expo.

  • Scholastic Signs on for 'Five Nights at Freddy's'

    Scholastic plans to publish a series of young adult novels based on the videogame franchise 'Five Nights at Freddy's.'

  • Random House Becomes First Licensee for GoldieBlox Brand

    Starting in early 2017, Random House Children's Books will publish a series of eight original chapter books for girls 6–8 tied to the GoldieBlox toy brand.

  • Books Shine at Licensing Expo

    Books are playing a starring role at this year’s Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, which began yesterday.

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