Title Acquisitions

Press Release: Rodale Inc. to Launch Rodale Kids Imprint in Fall 2017
September 8, 2016 at 12:47 pm

NEW YORK, N.Y. — September 8, 2016 — Rodale Inc., the world’s leading healthy, happy living company, has announced the launch of the new imprint Rodale Kids. The first list will be introduced in Fall 2017 and will feature fun and entertaining, educational, and empowering fiction and nonfiction titles aimed at infants through teens. Said…

Press Release: Bonnier Publishing Prepares for Further Growth in the US
August 10, 2016 at 3:08 pm

NEW YORK — August 8, 2016 — Bonnier Publishing, the English-language book-publishing arm of Bonnier AB, today announces the formation of Bonnier Publishing USA as part of an ambitious program for growth led by Group CEO, Richard Johnson. The new division will bring together Bonnier Publishing’s imprints in the USA: start-up publisher Little Bee Books…

Press Release: Ingram Introduces Ingram Academic Services
July 26, 2016 at 1:03 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — July 26, 2016 — Ingram Content Group through Ingram Publisher Services announces the launch of Ingram Academic Services, a service customized for university presses and academic publishers. The first joint initiative following Ingram’s acquisition of Perseus’ distribution businesses, Ingram Academic Services offers distinguished resources, tools and services to help university presses and…

Big and Small, Old and New: Oxford University Press and Its Israeli Startups
July 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

In their 2011 book Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, Dan Senor and Saul Singer explored how Israel, at the start of 2009, had more companies than any other country listed on the NASDAQ. Seven years later, the start-up scene there reportedly still is going strong. In February, Oxford University Press (OUP) teamed up with…

Amazon Launches Singles Classics to Resell Timeless Essays from Top Writers and Magazines
July 19, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Amazon this morning is introducing a new way to read short-form content on Kindle devices and in the Kindle app with the launch of “Singles Classics.” The service will bring articles, stories and essays from well-known authors and top periodicals – many available in digital format for the first time. The articles will be priced at 99…

We’ve Got Nothing to Lose: Emily Books Is Disrupting Publishing as Usual
July 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Scroll through the Emily Books website and—framed in hot pink—you’ll see a collection of titles by women that feels more like a secret handshake than a business plan. There are books about witches and sex work, pregnancy and abortion, best friends and substance abuse. There’s a small homage to #FerranteFever; Elena Ferrante, the pseudonymous author…

Penguin Relaunches Modern Poets Series
June 13, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Penguin’s iconic Modern Poets series, which was first launched in the early 1960s with the writings of authors from Lawrence Durrell to Stevie Smith, is being revived this summer to introduce a new generation of poets. . . Penguin poetry editor Donald Futers, who is relaunching the series in July with If I’m Scared We…

Making the Case for Hybrid Publishing
June 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm

My first career job out of college was working for a husband- and wife-owned press in Berkeley, California. Though both Berkeley and that press had a bit of a radical past, I wouldn’t realize until years later that the business dealings I was exposed to at that press would end up challenging people’s notions of…

Bloomsbury Launches 2020 Strategy to Become B2B Publisher
May 19, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Bloomsbury has launched Bloomsbury 2020, a strategy to capitalise on the £3.4bn academic libraries market and reposition itself from "a primarily consumer publisher to a digital B2B (business-to-business) publisher". The company revealed the news at the same time as reporting its full-year results for the year ending 29th February, which saw both sales and pre-tax…