Mergers & Acquisitions

Arcadia Publishing Acquires New Orleans–Based River Road Press
May 8, 2020

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.

McGraw-Hill, Cengage Call Off Merger
May 4, 2020

The inability to reach an agreement with the government about which divestitures the publishers needed to make to allow the merger to move forward led to the deal being canceled, the companies said.

Vigliano Buys Back His Agency
April 22, 2020

David Vigliano has bought back the assets of his eponymous literary agency from Y Entertainment Group.

Authors Guild Unveils New Model Trade Book Contract
March 13, 2020

Using some or all of the clauses in the model contract, the Authors Guild said, will help ensure that writers receive the rights granted them under current U.S. copyright and contract law.

RBmedia Buys GraphicAudio
March 11, 2020

GraphicAudio produces dramatized audio content, and its purchase marks RB’s entry into the audio dramatizations market.

Full RWA Board Resigns, Special Election Announced
February 12, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Yesterday, the remaining board members of the Romance Writers of America resigned and announced a special election to fill the board seats for the remainder of their terms.

HBG Buys More Than 1,000 Disney Book Group Titles
February 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm

The Hachette Book Group has acquired more than 1,000 titles published by Disney Book Group; the deal involves bestselling authors, award-winning as well as backlist and recently published books, plus a number of unpublished titles.

Mango Publishing Acquires Yellow Pear Press
January 1, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Miami indie press Mango Publishing has acquired Yellow Pear Press, which specializes in lifestyle and regional titles, as well as its Bonhomie Press imprint.

Equity Firm Agrees to Buy OverDrive
December 25, 2019 at 11:00 pm

The private equity firm KKR has signed a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive in a deal announced on Christmas Eve.