Mergers & Acquisitions

Pearson Finds Language Gap with Unit Sale
April 28, 2016 at 12:49 pm

The FTSE-100 education and publishing group Pearson is hoisting a "for sale" sign over a division it bought less than four years ago as it wrestles with growing pressure on global sales. Sky News understands that Pearson is exploring a disposal of GlobalEnglish Corp, which uses cloud software to teach English to employees of multinational…

Readerlink Adds to its Distribution Business
April 28, 2016 at 1:00 am

Readerlink Distribution Services has signed an agreement to acquire the retail book distribution business of ANconnect, which distributes books to 3,600 Walmart and 644 Sam's Club outlets.

IPG Expands Print-On-Demand Services
April 26, 2016 at 1:00 am

The distributor has cut deals with Bookmasters and Edwards Brothers Malloy, moves that give the distributor an agreement with every major print-on-demand company in the market.

IDPF, W3C Considering Merger
April 26, 2016 at 1:00 am

IDPF leaders said a merger is being discussed as a way to "pursue future development of EPUB and improvement of the overall Web platform for publishing.”

Penguin to Close Book on Dorling Kindersley
April 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Dorling Kindersley, the imprint behind long-running book series about Star Wars and James Bond, is being groomed for a sale by its owner, Penguin Random House. It publishes series both for children, with books from brands such as Lego, and adults, with the cookery writer Mary Berry among its catalogue of prominent authors. Sources said…

Square One Buys Ocean Publishing
April 20, 2016 at 1:00 am

Garden City-based Square One Publishers has acquired Ocean Publishing, a small independent publisher located in Flagler Beach, Fla.

Press Release: Follett Acquires Baker & Taylor
April 18, 2016 at 3:05 pm

WESTCHESTER, Ill. — April 18, 2016 — Follett Corporation today announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide. With combined sales of $3.6 billion, the two businesses will offer librarians, patrons, educators and…

Follett Corp. Buys Baker & Taylor
April 18, 2016 at 1:00 am

In a major development in the publishing industry's wholesaling segment, Follett Corp. has acquired Baker & Taylor for an undisclosed price.

Ingram Details New Distribution Structure
April 13, 2016 at 1:00 am

A letter dated April 12 provides a more complete picture of Ingram Content Group’s new operating structure of its distribution business following its purchase of Perseus' distribution arm.