Title Acquisitions

Why Forbes Is Backing Book Publishing to Save the News Media
December 15, 2016 at 11:05 am

As we await next month’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the potential power of the personal brand has never been so startlingly obvious. The key vehicle for Brand Trump, the Midas-like persona that has propelled the property developer to the White House, was a 372-page document printed and…

Press Release: New York Public Library and Macmillan to Launch a Publishing Partnership
December 14, 2016 at 11:27 am

NEW YORK — December 13, 2016 — The New York Public Library and Macmillan Publishers have announced a new agreement to create and publish a wide variety of print and ebooks for adults and for children drawing from and inspired by the Library’s world-renowned collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, artifacts, and more. The bulk…

Press Release: Blizzard Entertainment Establishes Book-Publishing Label
December 8, 2016 at 11:32 am

IRVINE, Calif. — December 8, 2016 — Blizzard Entertainment today announced the creation of a book-publishing label, Blizzard Publishing, dedicated to developing and releasing new Blizzard publications and reissuing out-of-print titles in the company’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® settings, directly and through ongoing global partnerships. Each of Blizzard’s game universes has been inhabited by millions…

Are Small Publishers Doing All the Hard Work for the Big Ones?
December 8, 2016 at 11:13 am

Paul McVeigh and Kirsty Logan are authors you may have heard of. Both of their debuts were published by Salt, an independent publisher. Paul McVeigh’s The Good Son was shortlisted for a bunch of awards, and won the Polari first book prize this year. Kirsty Logan’s The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales won three awards…

Press Release: Forbes and Advantage Media Group Partner to Launch ForbesBooks
November 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm

NEW YORK — November 28, 2016 — Advantage Media Group (Advantage) and Forbes announced today the launch of ForbesBooks, the first book-publishing imprint for the global media company. “We see adding a book imprint to our business as a unique growth opportunity in the marketplace, and it’s in line with our strategy to diversify revenue…

Press Release: Amazon Announces Winner of the Third Indie Literary Prize for Spanish-Language
November 14, 2016 at 11:57 am

SEATTLE — November 10, 2016 — (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Ana Ballabriga and David Zaplana, with their title Ningún Escocés Verdadero—a thriller that involves religion, mystery, art and deception—have won the Third Indie Literary Prize for Spanish-language authors worldwide. From July 1 to August 31, more than 1,400 authors from 39 countries entered the contest…

Four Publishers Sign for B&T’s Global Service
October 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Baker & Taylor has announced the first four publishers to sign up with Global Publishers Services (GPS), a new business unit created in August that offers worldwide sales and marketing services to independent publishers. Beginning January 2, GPS will begin distributing titles from Sourcebooks, Glitterati Inc., Sellers Publishing, and Arcadia Publishing/The History Press. GPS offers…

Press Release: De Gruyter Launches New Imprint: De|G Press
October 13, 2016 at 12:04 pm

BOSTON and BERLIN — October 13, 2016 — De Gruyter, a leading publisher for academics and professionals, has been providing first-class information since 1749, and is launching a new imprint, De|G Press, at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The rising need for practical, no-nonsense books and media with technical content in English for professionals in computing,…

Ubisoft Opening Book Publishing Division
September 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Ubisoft has partnered before with various publishers to create both books and comics surrounding the universes of its biggest franchises, but now they will be doing some book publishing of their own. The company has created Ubisoft Publishing to create new extended lore books for its series, and the first one will be Assassin’s Creed Heresy. Heresy…