Title Acquisitions

Inkitt Says Data Can Discover the Next Bestseller
March 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Creative industries are often hesitant to embrace data-driven strategies, fearing that the numbers might supplant creativity. Online publishing platform Inkitt holds the opposite view and was founded on the conviction that data can discover the next bestseller. Inkitt describes itself as the first data-driven digital publisher. The platform has a built-in algorithm that analyzes reader…

Press Release: Scholastic and We Need Diverse Books Announce Expanded Partnership
March 1, 2016 at 12:06 pm

NEW YORK — February 29, 2016 — Scholastic and the non-profit organization, We Need Diverse Books, today announced the expansion of their collaboration to bring more books by diverse authors and featuring diverse characters into schools nationwide. For the 2016-17 school year, Scholastic Reading Club and We Need Diverse Books will collaborate on eight flyers to…

Simon & Schuster Creates Imprint for Muslim-Themed Children’s Books
February 25, 2016 at 11:55 am

As a young Pakistani-American Muslim girl growing up in Connecticut, Zareen Jaffery used to devour novels by Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume, hoping those stories would offer some clues for how to fit in. “I remember looking at books to try to figure out, ‘What does it mean to be American? Am I doing this…

Press Release: SAGE Publishing Announces New Partnership with Atypon
February 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm

LOS ANGELES and LONDON — February 16, 2016 — SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers, announces the selection of Atypon, the Silicon Valley-based publishing technology firm, to host all SAGE Journals content on Literatum, Atypon’s pioneering online publishing platform. Welcoming the announcement, Bob Howard, Vice President Journals Editorial, said: “We…

HarperCollins Launches '4th Shorts' Series
February 10, 2016 at 2:21 pm

HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate has launched a new short story series, 4th Shorts, which is intended to “introduce curious readers to 4th Estate’s rich back catalogue on an easily digestible scale." The publisher has launched a new short story hub - a mobile-friendly online reading service that offers visitors short stories from "big-name authors and…

Bonnier Launches Translated Fiction Imprint
February 9, 2016 at 11:42 am

Bonnier Publishing is set to release fiction titles in translation, starting with German fiction, under a new imprint called Manilla. The initiative is a joint venture between two Bonnier companies - Ullstein Verlag in Germany and Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing in the UK - to bring the "very best" of European commercial fiction…

Press Release: Rovio Entertainment: Rovio’s Books Team Takes Flight as Kaiken Publishing
February 9, 2016 at 11:05 am

ESPOO, Finland—February 9, 2016—Rovio Entertainment is thrilled to announce the creation of Kaiken Publishing, a new affiliate company that will continue and build on Rovio’s book business while also developing publishing programs for new stories, worlds and characters. Kaiken will concentrate on children’s and teen content as well as comics for all ages, and work…

Harlequin and 'Seventeen' to Debut New Fiction Imprint
February 8, 2016 at 11:19 am

Two major players in the world of young adult publishing have teamed up to launch a book imprint: Seventeen Fiction from Harlequin Teen, which will debut September 27 with Something in Between, a novel by another familiar name in YA: Melissa de la Cruz. The new publishing venture involves a true hands-on collaboration between the…

Press Release: Cengage Learning Acquires Learning Objects
September 23, 2015 at 2:17 pm

WASHINGTON, DC and BOSTON—September 22, 2015—Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, today announced the acquisition of Learning Objects, a Washington, D.C.-based education technology company. Learning Objects powers innovative, customized and adaptive online learning programs and courses to higher education institutions through its state-of-the-art learning platform and instructional design services. With Learning Objects, institutions are…