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  • Taunton Press Inks Deal with Stanley

    The Taunton Press has reached a five-year custom publishing agreement with Stanley Black & Decker Inc. to develop a Stanley-branded publishing program.

  • Fox Chapel Buys 1,400 New Holland Titles

    Fox Chapel Publishing has bought rights to 1,400 books from New Holland Publishers U.K.

  • Wattpad Signs with UTA to Rep 'After'

    Wattpad has struck a deal with UTA for the agency to represent film and television rights to "After," Wattpad’s most shared story of 2013.

  • Midpoint Completes Move to Ingram

    As of April 1, Midpoint Trade Books has completed the transfer of its distribution activities to Ingram 3PL.

  • PubMatch Debuts Transactional Rights System

    PubMatch, the book publishing and international rights database founded by Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit, is introducing a new upgrade at this year’s London Book Fair--Rights@PubMatch.

  • Liberty Media Scales Back its B&N Holdings

    Liberty Media Corp. has sold most of its stake in Barnes & Noble to what the company called “qualified institutional buyers.”

  • Readerlink Expands Distribution Business

    Readerlink Distribution Services has reached an agreement with TNG GP to acquire most of TNG’s book business while TNG takes over Readerlink’s store merchandising functions.

  • For Beginners Switches Distribution to Red Wheel/Weiser

    For Beginners, a publisher specializing in illustrated nonfiction, is switching its distribution from Random House Publisher Services to Red Wheel/Weiser effective April 1, 2014.

  • Turner Publishing Buys Hunter House Assets

    Turner Publishing has acquired the assets of Hunter House Publishers. The deal involves over 225 titles.

  • SMP Taking Over Palgrave Trade

    Beginning April 1, St. Martin’s Press will take over the publication of the Palgrave Macmillan Trade list of nonfiction titles in the areas of humanities, social science, and business.

  • Distribution: AMP Signs Deal with Vegan Heritage

    Andrews McMeel Publishing signed an agreement with Vegan Heritage Press for sales, distribution and fulfillment in the U.S., Canada, and open market for eight titles.

  • XanEdu, SharedBook to Merge

    In a move that will combine two privately held firms that specialize in creating custom course materials for higher education, XanEdu and SharedBook, which includes AcademicPub, its self-service coursepack division, will merge.

  • Hastings Finds Merger Partner

    Hastings Entertainment has agreed to merge with one of its biggest vendors and shareholders.

  • Court Approves Cengage Reorg Plan

    The bankruptcy court overseeing Cengage Learning’s Chapter 11 proceedings has approved the company’s plan of reorganization.

  • B&N Revises Microsoft Deal; Microsoft Consumer Reader Coming?

    Barnes & Noble as disclosed some modifications to its agreement with Microsoft that will give B&N the option to not develop additional Nook Window apps.

  • Pearson Will Distribute Microsoft Titles, Open Store

    Beginning April 1, the Pearson Technology Group will take over global distribution for Microsoft Press’ print and digital products.

  • Ingram Buys CourseSmart

    In deal that unites two of the largest players in the digital college textbook field, Ingram’s VitalSource Technologies has acquired the assets of CourseSmart.

  • F+W, Hubert Burda Media in Joint Venture

    F+W Media Inc. and the Germany-based Hubert Burda Media have entered into a 50-50 joint venture to run the brand Burda Style in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the U.K. digital activities of Burda Style.

  • Investment Firm Makes Proposal for 51% of B&N

    The private investment firm G Asset Management has made a proposal to buy a 51% stake in Barnes & Nobles in a deal valuing the company at $22 per share.

  • Investment Group Buys codeMantra

    CodeMantra, the technology and service provider to publishers and other content companies, has been acquired by a Boston-based investment group.

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