Mergers & Acquisitions

Arcadia Publishing Acquires Belt Publishing
February 8, 2024

Arcadia's purchase of the Cleveland-based house gives the publisher of books about local history and interest a larger footprint in the Midwest. Belt founder Anne Trubek will continue to head the publisher.

RBmedia Acquires Berrett-Koehler's Audiobook Publishing Business
January 29, 2024

Audiobook publisher RBmedia has acquired Berrett-Koehler’s audiobook publishing business, including its backlist, and will publish audiobook editions of new Berrett-Koehler titles under its business audiobook brand, Ascent Audio, beginning this year.

The Ekus Group Joins Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
January 9, 2024

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency has acquired cookbook-focused literary agency the Ekus Group, which will operate as a boutique culinary division. Owner Sally Ekus will head up representation of cookbook and lifestyle titles as senior literary agent.

AdventureKEEN Acquires Shelter Publications
January 5, 2024

The 50-year-old publisher of books on DIY homebuilding and personal fitness will become AdventureKEEN's seventh imprint, and founding publisher Lloyd Kahn will continue to oversee the list.

Skyhorse Buys Regnery Publishing
December 22, 2023

After a deal to sell Regnery Publishing appeared to be dead in November, Salem Media Group completed the sale of the conservative publisher to Skyhorse Publishing.

Lerner Acquires Gecko Press
December 19, 2023

Lerner Publishing Group has acquired Wellington, New Zealand–based children’s book publisher Gecko Press. The acquisition involves approximately 200 titles, including 18 to 20 new titles planned for 2024.

China Literature Buys Tencent Animation and Comics
December 13, 2023

Pursuing its strategy of seeking to further leverage IP, China Literature, China's dominant online publishing and e-book company, has bought Tencent Animation and Comics for 600 million yuan (US$83.6 million).

Penguin Random House Acquires Hay House
December 12, 2023

Penguin Random House has acquired the self-help and health and wellness publisher, which puts out roughly 100 books a year and boasts a 1,500-title backlist. CEO Reid Tracy will continue to lead the house. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.