Tagged: acquisition

Bertelsmann's $2.2bn deal for S&S cleared by CMA after investigation

The UK's Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared Penguin Random House owner Bertelsmann's acquisition of Simon & Schuster after carrying out an investigation. ... Read more

Lownie to release Cambridge spy biography with Hodder

Hodder & Stoughton will publish literary agent Andrew Lownie’s biography of Cambridge spy Guy Burgess this autumn. The book draws on research from archives around... Read more

Astrid Lindgren diaries to Pushkin

Pushkin Press has acquired diaries written by Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren during the Second World War. Publisher Adam Freudenheim bought UK and Commonwealth rights... Read more

Alien essays to Profile

Profile has acquired a collection of essays to be commissioned and edited by Jim Al-Khalili on the subject of extra-terrestrial life, with contributions from scientists... Read more

Two Roads buys Hannington duo

Two Roads has acquired two novels by Peter Hannington, a producer at BBC Radio 4. Publisher Lisa Highton bought world rights from John Saddler at... Read more

Sphere buys YouTube's Pansino

Little Brown imprint Sphere has acquired The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us by YouTube star Rosanna Pansino (November,... Read more

Hogarth pre-empts Caine Prize winner's novel

Hogarth in the UK and US have pre-empted world rights to an “astonishing” debut by 2015 Caine Prize winner Namwali Serpell. Poppy Hampson, editorial director... Read more

'Conscious Uncoupling' divorce book to Yellow Kite

Yellow Kite has acquired a book about divorce by the woman who coined the phrase “conscious uncoupling”, used by actress Gwyneth Paltrow to describe her... Read more

Laws to publish 'inside story' of Coalition

Former Liberal Democrat MP David Laws has written a book exposing the ‘inside story’ of the Cameron-Clegg coalition. Biteback Publishing m.d. Iain Dale acquired world... Read more

Informa pays £20m for Ashgate Publishing

Taylor & Francis's parent company Informa has acquired independent humanities and social sciences publisher Ashgate Publishing for £20m.   Ashgate, based in Farnham in Surrey,... Read more

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