The co-founders of Foundry Literary + Media are launching new ventures. Yfat Reiss Gendell and Peter McGuigan, who started the full service firm 13 years ago, are amicably parting ways to create their own agencies: YRG Partners and Ultra Literary.
Mergers & Acquisitions
In an interview with the 'Financial Times,' Thomas Rabe, chief executive at Penguin Random House's parent company, Bertelsmann, said he was interested in buying Simon & Schuster. Meanwhile, sources confirmed that, at a recent town hall meeting, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray said HC was also looking into a deal for S&S.
Austin-based Literati is launching five celebrity-branded subscription book clubs, curated by Stephen Curry, Malala Yousafzai, Sir Richard Branson, Susan Orlean, and the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
CJK Group will acquire the equipment and assume the customer contracts at the facility. The new entity will operate under the name Sheridan Kentucky and will align under the Sheridan division of the CJK Group.
Arcadia Publishing, which specializes in books on local history, has acquired River Road Press, a publisher of books on New Orleans and the surrounding areas. River Road founder Scott Campbell will join Arcadia to head its Pelican Publishing imprint.