Scholastic acquires stake in UK's Make Believe Ideas

Scholastic US has acquired a minority stake in Make Believe Ideas (MBI), a UK-based publisher for children aged 0-5, for an undisclosed sum.  The companies will showcase a co-branded series – Early Learners ages 0-5 – at the Bologna Book Fair next week and a global English language release is set for autumn 2015. The range incorporates brightly coloured, interactive books in formats such as lift-the-flap, finger tracing, sound-enriched, touch-and-feel, and write-and wipe. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Virgin acquires Tatty Devine

Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 14:45 Virgin Books has acquired a title by the founders of cult jewellery brand Tatty Devine. Virgin Books editor Hannah Knowles bought world rights to the book, which has a working title of How to Make Jewellery with Tatty Devine, direct from Harriet Vine... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HMV Group makes Waterstone's pledge

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/03/2011 - 09:14 HMV Group has moved to reassure publishers of Waterstone's future, revealing the bookseller is on track to achieve its predicted 2%–3% operating margin by the end of its financial year. Tuesday's [1st March] trading statement... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstone's parent buys stake in 'social bookselling' website

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 08:44 HMV Group has "substantially" backed a social networking site called aNobii, which aims to help readers find buy and share books. The website, www.anobii.com, has existed since 2006 but was bought recently by internet... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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AbeBooks acquires ZVAB.com

Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 15:00 Rare and out-of-print books specialist AbeBooks is to acquire Zvab.com, the online marketplace for German rare antiquarian books. The company, which was itself bought by Amazon.com in 2008, reached an agreement with Mediantis AG to acquire the assets of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Random House UK to stay outside of agency despite US move

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 09:53 Random House UK has said it will continue to evaluate options for ebook pricing but will not follow its US business in adopting the agency model. A statement from Random House US issued overnight said agency would... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pearson to investigate Libyan stake

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 08:25 Pearson has begun a legal process to ascertain whether the stake held by its fifth biggest shareholder, the Libyan Investment Authority, needs to be frozen after the government moved to freeze the assets of Muammar Gaddafi... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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UK's big four could be worst hit in REDgroup collapse

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 25/02/2011 - 08:45 The UK's big four publishing groups—Penguin, Hachette, Random House and HarperCollins—could be the worst hit in terms of exposure to the ANZ market according to Nielsen BookScan data, following REDgroup's collapse in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Makro unveils UK's cheapest ebook reader

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 24/02/2011 - 09:35 The price of ebook readers has been slashed again with wholesaler Makro advertising the Binatone ReadMe Classic for around £35. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Headline acquires The God of Gotham

Publication Date: Tue, 22/02/2011 - 08:44 Headline has acquired The God of Gotham, a novel set in 19th-century New York. Headline senior commissioning editor Claire Baldwin acquired British Commonwealth rights at auction for The God of Gotham and a second book by Lyndsay Faye from Cathryn... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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No Exit acquires hitman thriller

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 21/02/2011 - 08:28 No Exit has bought a new book by an author whose previous novel has been adapted as a thriller starring Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling. Publishing director Ion Mills bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including digital, to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Michael Joseph acquires Tom Daley memoir

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 08:10 Michael Joseph has acquired world all language rights to an illustrated memoir by 16-year-old Olympic and Commonwealth diver Tom Daley. Commissioning editor Daniel Bunyard made the deal with Jonathan Harris of Luxton... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pan Mac acquires "Vesper Lynd" secret agent biog

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 12:05 Pan Macmillan has acquired a biography of the first woman to work as a British secret agent in the Second World War, outbidding Penguin at auction. Editorial director Georgina Morley bought UK and British Commonwealth... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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W&N acquires Neil Oliver tie-in

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 12:06 Weidenfeld & Nicolson is to publish a BBC TV tie-in by archaeologist, historian and TV presenter Neil Oliver. W&N illustrated editor-in-chief Michael Dover acquired world (Europe and Far East exclusive) rights to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pan Mac acquires "dystopian fantasy" series

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 09:02 Pan Macmillan imprint Tor UK has acquired world English language rights to a "dystopian fantasy" series by debut author Jay Kristoff. Editorial director Julie Crisp bought the titles in association with associate... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Access Intelligence Acquires Red 7 Media

Rockville, MD—B-to-b media company Access Intelligence announced today the acquisition of Red 7 Media, owner of Folio: Magazine and several other leading media brands. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Fifty UK libraries sign up to Overdrive ebook app

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Titan acquires Giamatti film title

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 14:03 Titan has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a horror book that is currently being adapted into a movie starring "Sideways" star Paul Giamatti. Editor Cath Trechman paid a five-figure sum for rights to John Dies at the End by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Myrmidon acquires Commonwealth Writers Prize shortlistee

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 06:35 Independent publisher Myrmidon has bought world English language rights (excluding South Africa) to a novel shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers Prize. Ed Handyside, publisher and founder, bought the rights to Trespass... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Transworld acquires Streets memoir

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 15/02/2011 - 08:51 Transworld is to publish music memoir The Story of the Streets by Mike Skinner, detailing the rise of the Birmingham-born rapper and his band. Editorial director Simon Thorogood bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Jon... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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H&S acquires Misery Bear title

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/02/2011 - 15:23 Hodder & Stoughton has acquired world rights to the first title from BBC Comedy web hit Misery Bear. H&S publisher Lisa Highton bought Misery Bear's Guide to Love & Heartbreak from Roughcut TV. The title will... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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