Mergers & Acquisitions

RBmedia Buys German Audio Publisher
October 6, 2022 at 1:00 am

Landover, Md.-based audiobook publisher RBmedia has continued its push in the international market with the acquisition of John Verlag’s German-language audiobook catalog.

HarperCollins Buys Cider Mill Press
October 4, 2022 at 1:00 am

HarperCollins has acquired Maine independent publisher Cider Mill Press. Cider Mill will become part of the HarperCollins Focus group.

Scholastic Buys Learning Ovations
September 6, 2022 at 1:00 am

Scholastic has acquired Learning Ovations, the creator of A2i (Assessment to Instruction)—a literacy screening, progress monitoring and assessment, and instructional planning system for classrooms and community organizations.

Rowman & Littlefield in Co-Publishing Deal with Brookings
August 2, 2022 at 1:00 am

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.