Trade continues to mull PRH deal for S&S, as ABA objects

Trade continues to mull PRH deal for S&S, as ABA objects

As the industry continues to absorb the Bertelsmann purchase of Simon & Schuster, children's book professionals in the UK have some concerns about the shrinking pool of publishers, while in the US the American Booksellers Association (ABA) has called for the move to be blocked.

After the Authors Guild came out against the deal, the ABA also branded it “alarming” and called on the Justice Department to challenge it. C.e.o. Allison Hill wrote: “As the dominant player in the publishing industry, PRH’s purchase of another 'Big Five' publisher, further reducing the market to the 'Big Four,' wil...

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