Mergers & Acquisitions

Rowman & Littlefield in Co-Publishing Deal with Brookings
August 2, 2022

Effective immediately, Rowman & Littlefield will produce, distribute, sell, and market books from Brookings Institute Press, while Brookings will continue to oversee acquisitions and editorial review of BIP's titles.

DK Acquires Phonic Books
August 2, 2022

As part of its expansion into the education market with the launch of DK Learning in April, DK has acquired Phonics Books, a publisher of more than 300 decodable books for beginner and catch-up readers.

Podium Audio Buys Bookstat
July 26, 2022

The digital publisher Podium Audio has acquired Bookstat, the data subscription service that tracks online book purchases in physical, e-book, and audiobook formats.

Spotify Completes Findaway Purchase
June 17, 2022

Spotify has completed its acquisition of digital audiobook distributor Findaway. The Swedish streaming giant has 422 million monthly active users, and will use the Findaway purchase to speed its growth in the audiobook market.

Rowman & Littlefield Buys North Country Books
June 16, 2022

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired North Country Books. Based in Utica, N.Y., North Country has a backlist of about 200 titles, with a focus on regional books about the Adirondacks and Upstate New York.

UTA Acquires Curtis Brown Group
June 13, 2022

Through the deal, the U.K.-based literary and talent agency Curtis Brown, which reps such authors as Nigella Lawson and Jojo Moyes and such estates as those of Ian Fleming and A.A. Milne, will continue to operate under its existing structure and management team.

Baker & Taylor Sells U.K. Division
May 31, 2022

A little more than six months after acquiring Baker & Taylor from the Follett Corp., new owner Amandeep Kochar sold Baker & Taylor UK to the Little Group, parent company of the U.K.'s largest wholesaler, Gardners.