Title Acquisitions

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…

Industry Veterans Form a New Christian Fiction Publishing House
April 22, 2016 at 1:32 pm

At a time when print sales of Christian fiction have been steadily declining and some houses have stopped doing fiction altogether, several Christian publishing veterans are launching a new Christian fiction publishing house. Gilead Publishing LLC opened its doors on April 18, in a rented conference room at a hotel in a Chicago suburb. President…

Press Release: Harlequin UK and Harlequin NA Announce United Strategy to Acquire and Promote Significant Commercial Fiction in World English Markets
April 14, 2016 at 2:35 pm

LONDON — April 13, 2016 — London Book Fair-Today, Harlequin UK-who announced last week that they will be publishing using the new HQ imprint-and Harlequin North America (NA) unveiled a coordinated strategy to acquire and promote powerful and compelling fiction for their respective trade imprints across world English markets. Based out of London and New…

Press Release: The Quarto Group Announces Joint Venture Agreement with Sharjah-Based Kalimat Group
April 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

LONDON — April 14, 2016 — The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT.L), the world's leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, today announces that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Sharjah-based Kalimat Group for Arab language books. Imprints from around Quarto's publishing businesses will supply titles to the joint venture that will…

Japanese Pub Takes Majority Stake in Hachette's Yen Press
April 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Kadokawa, a major Japanese publisher of manga, prose and digital content, has taken a majority stake in Yen Press, the Hachette Book Group’s manga and graphic novel imprint. Kodakawa plans to turn the imprint into Yen Press LLC, a joint venture between HBG and Kadokawa. Kakokawa has taken a 51% stake in Yen Press LLC,…

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Launch Imprint at Random House
April 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm

After the widespread success of their feminist email newsletter, Lenny Letter, Girls partners Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are launching their own Lenny imprint at Random House (which published Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl in 2014), BuzzFeed first reported Wednesday. Lenny will publish both fiction and nonfiction by writers with strong voices, with Dunham…

Press Release: Rosen Publishing Gains Publishing Rights to Popular Gale Imprints
April 5, 2016 at 2:14 pm

NEW YORK and FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — April 4, 2016 — Rosen Publishing today announced an exclusive agreement with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, for rights to the Greenhaven Press, Lucent Books, and KidHaven Press imprints. Rosen Publishing will be responsible for creating and selling new titles under each of these brands and will…

A+E Networks, Harlequin Pair Up on Scripted Projects
April 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm

A+E Networks and romance publisher Harlequin have partnered to produce a slate of original scripted movies, books and digital content based on Harlequin books and stories. Content will be made available across A+E Networks’ channels and content partners globally. “We are excited to work with Harlequin, a company that shares our passion for entertaining women…

Book-to-Film Adapter Michael Mann Launches Book Imprint
March 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm

Writer-director Michael Mann, long one of the most literate translators of words to the screen, has made a deal to launch Michael Mann Books. The imprint will generate a series of novels with a stable of writers and the properties will simultaneously be developed for film and television.…

Orion Unveils New Imprint Trapeze
March 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Orion is launching a new standalone commercial fiction and non-fiction imprint called Trapeze. The imprint, launching in October, aims to publish 20 books a year which "identify trends, break new voices and start conversations”. Spanning “all genres", the imprint will be home to celebrity autobiography, pop-culture, music, lifestyle, inspirational memoir, gift, humour and commercial fiction.