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The Big 5 Publishers Sat Out Deal-Making in 2015
January 11, 2016 at 1:04 pm

The biggest deals in the publishing industry in 2015 occurred outside of the trade sector. Unlike 2013, when the Random House–Penguin merger was completed, or 2014, when HarperCollins acquired Harlequin, the major trade houses did not make any major acquisitions last year. The biggest acquisitions in 2015 were in professional and educational publishing, led by…

Indie Bookstores Beat Out B&N in D.C.
December 7, 2015 at 11:47 am

The American city that spends the most money on books, magazines, and newspapers—Washington, D.C.—will soon be left without any chain bookstores. Despite the recent revival of the brick-and-mortar bookshop (in London, and Seattle, and even The People’s Republic of China, not to mention Washington itself), The Washington Post reports that Barnes & Noble is slated…

Books-A-Million Dips Toe in Print-On-Demand Business
July 18, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Books-A-Million Inc., the Birmingham-based chain of 253 bookstores, will dip its toe in the print-on-demand book business and install on-demand hardware in a Maine store and a store to be named later, the company announced today.

On Demand Books LLC’s Espresso Book Machines, which today are located in about 70 college and independent bookstores – but not at major chains – can print self-published books, photo books and major titles from publishers including Harper Collins, Penguin, Macmillan, McGraw Hill, Random House and Simon & Schuster.

Expanding Books-A-Million eyes employees of bankrupt Borders
August 11, 2011

Books-A-Million Inc. is ready to snap up some former employees of bankrupt rival Borders.

Birmingham-based Books-A-Million issued a press release Tuesday encouraging all former Borders employees to apply for positions. Borders stores closed in July.

No Storybook Ending for Borders Group
July 28, 2011

50 years ago, Lawrence Hoyt opened The Walden Book Store, which would later become Borders Group. Now, Borders is closing its doors for good.

Book Industry Contributing to Relief Efforts in Haiti
January 15, 2010

As the world responds to the earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this week, many in the book publishing industry are mobilizing to contribute to the relief efforts. Philadelphia-based Quirk Books announced today that through Jan. 31, 20 percent of the proceeds earned on every single book sold on, and will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid the Haiti relief efforts.