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  • Licensing Hotline: February 28, 2019

    Read on for news about Sesame Workshop's recently signed licensees, Lerner and Skyhorse; Little Hippo's license from Disney for augmented reality titles; a new licensing program to support 'Where's Spot?'; and more.

  • Licensing Drives a Quarter of Children’s Book Sales, Says New Research

    Licensed titles made up 26% of unit sales of juvenile books in the U.S. in 2018, according to just-released research from the NPD Group.

  • Licensing Hotline: February 2019

    Read on for news about Insight Editions' 'Missing Link,' Cottage Door Press's four new licenses, Scholastic's in-world handbook for the 'Pokémon: Detective Pikachu' film, Merrymakers' licensing program for Dog Man, the relaunch of Miffy licensing in North America, and more.

  • Licensing Hotline: January 2019

    Read on for a reboot of IDW's Transformers comic books, new titles in Insight Editions' licensed cookbook program, literary licensing programs from new agency FanGirl Branding & Consulting, and a wrap-up of other recently signed deals.

  • Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? On Netflix.

    HMH is reintroducing the world-traveling, fedora-wearing thief Carmen Sandiego with an animated Netflix TV series debuting January 18; the relaunch will also encompass a publishing program, educational materials, a live-action feature film in 2020, and interactive games.

  • Licensing Hotline: December 2018

    Read on for news about IDW's Dungeons & Dragons franchise, publishers' involvement with Moonlite's story projector, and other recent licensing activities.

  • Licensing Hotline: October 25, 2018

    Read on for news about Scholastic's Feisty Pets books, Ameet's Wizarding World license, IDW's 20th anniversary kick-off event highlighting key licenses, Ferly's global rights for Justin Time, and DC Entertainment's partnership with Rooster Teeth.

  • Licensing Hotline: October 18, 2018

    Read on to learn about Scholastic's acquisition of She-Ra and RWBY, Macmillan's new Odd Squad license, dolls and apparel featuring Joe Books' Disney Princess art, Bendon's upcoming coloring and activity titles tied to 'Llama Llama' and 'True and the Rainbow Kingdom,' and more.

  • Hachette Goes All In on Fortnite

    Hachette U.K. has secured the global publishing rights to Fortnite, the hot video game of the moment.

  • Scholastic Publishes First Lego Picture Book After 15 Years as Lego Licensee

    In time for the 15th anniversary of the launch of its licensing relationship with Lego, Scholastic is publishing the first-ever Lego picture book, 'I’m Fun, Too!'

  • Licensing Hotline: August 2018

    Read about Random House’s tie-ins to the fall movie release, 'The Grinch'; IDW’s middle-grade comic books inspired by the Marvel Universe, as well as its new GoBots series; and more licensing news.

  • Today's Licensed Publishing Keeps Classic but Contemporary

    Publishers balance heritage with modern themes to keep their evergreen licensed publishing programs fresh.

  • Little Simon Says 'All You Need Is Love'

    Simon & Schuster's Little Simon imprint has acquired the rights to incorporate the lyrics of two Beatles songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 'All You Need Is Love' and 'With a Little Help from My Friends,' into picture books.

  • Licensing Hotline: June 2018

    Random House Children’s Books plans to release a line of books for children ages 12 and up tied to the Netflix series 'Stranger Things,' and other news.

  • Collectible Toy Tie-Ins for the Books

    Publishers translate the surprise and delight of toy collecting to the world of children’s literature.

  • Publishers Experiment with Netflix Tie-ins, New Formats

    A look at trends at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas shows that licensed publishing is in a challenging phase, with both retailing and entertainment distribution undergoing significant transformations.

  • Licensing Expo 2018: Publishers Look to Product Extensions to Attract More Readers

    While most publishers at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this week are there as attendees, a growing number of houses are participating as exhibitors as well.

  • HarperCollins Brings Roblox Books to North America

    HarperCollins has been named the publishing licensee in the U.S. and Canada for Roblox, an online entertainment platform that draws more than 60 million fans of all ages each month.

  • Licensing Hotline: April 2018

    Read on for news about Sourcebooks’ new licensing effort with Moxie & Company, new representation for photographer and author Anne Geddes, and more.

  • BuzzPop Goes Bilingual with Disney

    Disney Publishing Worldwide has granted a three-year license to Bonnier Publishing USA’s BuzzPop imprint for original bilingual books featuring Disney characters; the titles will start rolling out on July 31.

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