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  • 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.

  • Bologna 2018: Licensing Highlights

    Licensed books and intellectual property always have a strong presence at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and 2018 was no exception.

  • 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.

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