Hachette Agrees to Buy Black Dog & Leventhal

The Hachette Book Group has agreed to acquire Black Dog & Leventhal in a deal set to close in the next several months. BD&L will become an imprint of Hachette Books, the HBG division headed by Mauro DiPreta.

ABFFE to Merge with ABA

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression has agreed to integrate its operations with those of the American Booksellers Association. Beginning January 1, ABFFE will become a distinct group within ABA, and ABFFE president Chris Finan will become the group’s director.