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  • Macmillan Science and Education, Springer Science+Business to Merge

    The joint venture will create a publishing group of 1.5 billion euros in sales, and 13,000 employees.

  • Hachette Completes Black Dog Buy

    The Hachette Book Group has completed its acquisition of Black Dog & Leventhal, after signing an agreement in late November 2014 to buy the publisher.

  • Kampmann Buys Spencer Hill Press

    Kampmann & Company has acquired Spencer Hill Press. Located in New Hampshire, Spencer Hill was founded in 2010 as a publisher of fiction for young adults and has since added titles in the adult, new adult and middle grade fiction categories.

  • Recorded Books Buys Tantor Media

    In a deal that combines two of the largest independent companies in the spokenword audiobook industry, Recorded Books has acquired Tantor Media.

  • Microcosm Mergers with Elly Blue Publishing

    Microcosm Publishing has taken on the operations of Elly Blue Publishing with company founder Elly Blue named marketing director for the full Microcosm/Elly Blue list.

  • B&N Buys Out Pearson's Nook Stake

    Barnes & Noble has reached an agreement with Pearson to buy out the publisher’s stake in Nook Media for $13.7 million in cash plus 602,927 shares of B&N common stock.

  • Bloomsbury Completes Purchase of Osprey

    Bloomsbury Publishing has completed its purchase of Osprey Publishing for 4.6 million pounds.

  • Macmillan Reaches Amazon Deal, Will Try Subscription Services

    In a letter sent to authors, illustrators and agents today, Macmillan CEO John Sargent said the company reached a sales agreement with Amazon last week for e-books and print books.

  • Trinity University Press Buys Maverick Publishing

    Trinity University Press has acquired the assets of Maverick Publishing. The purchase includes over 40 titles which will form the basis of a new Trinity imprint, Maverick Books.

  • Octopus Buys Ilex

    Octopus Publishing Group, a division of Hachette UK, has acquired illustrated international reference publisher Ilex.

  • 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.

  • Amazon Wins Auction for .Book Domain

    Despite opposition from the AAP, Amazon.com has won the right to operate the .book top-level domain name in a private auction.

  • Random House Buys innovativeKids Book Line

    Random House Children’s Books has acquired the Now I’m Reading! product line of books from innovativeKids, a toy and education company based in Norwalk, Ct.

  • Start Publishing Buys Cleis Press

    Start Publishing, which has bought a number of e-book publishing companies over the last 18 months, has made its biggest purchase to date, acquiring the assets of Cleis Press, Viva Editions, and Tempted Romance.

  • Roger Rosen Buys Enslow Publishing

    Roger Rosen has acquired Enslow Publishing, which does nonfiction titles for children and young adults in subjects that range from biography to science and technology.

  • S&S, Amazon Agree on 'Version' of Agency Pricing

    The new sales agreement supposedly reached on Monday by Amazon and Simon & Schuster, has been confirmed by both parties.

  • S&S to Go Agency With Amazon

    As Hachette continues its stalemate with Amazon over e-book sales terms, Simon & Schuster has reached a new agreement with the e-tailer. Among other things, the new deal will allow S&S to set the prices on its e-books, marking a return to the agency model.

  • In Perseus Reorg, Weinberg and Suchomel Rise

    A little more than two months after the deal to sell the Perseus Books Group to the Hachette Book Group USA and Ingram fell apart, Perseus CEO David Steinberger has implemented a restructuring.

  • Foreword Literary Now Fuse Literary

    Following an out-of-court settlement with 'Fore Word' magazine, Foreword Literary, the literary agency formed in March 2013, has changed its name to Fuse Literary.

  • New York-based EPS Acquired by MPS

    MPS North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delhi-based MPS Limited, has completed the acquisition of EPS (Electronic Publishing Services).

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