The 10-year-old Düsseldorf University Press is acquired by Berlin’s De Gruyter, while a US independent publisher of Mo Yan and Octavio Paz is to be distributed by Simon & Schuster.
With the School of Life organization headed for its 10th anniversary, the program is beginning distribution in the American and Canadian markets with Consortium, the first volume of compiled readings due out in February.
In the latest of its moves amid East-European educational-sector interests, it proposes taking over publishing and distribution assets in Bulgaria.
With distributors ‘expanding their services to cover a larger part of the value chain,’ the Frankfurter Buchmesse and IPDA inaugurate a new Distribution Forum.
Making good on its plans for Latin American expansion, ebook distributor Bookwire buys Brazil’s Distribuidora de Livros Digitais, DLD.
Given a green light by competition authorities, Poland’s bookseller Empik adds Platon to its assets, a major national and international book distributor.
Draft2Digital’s ebook platform adds international library distribution. London’s Quarto partners with two new distributors for Iberoamericana.
Germany-based Bookwire announces a major new client in ebook distribution, and Frankfurt Book Fair partners with a distribution association on a new networking event.
The US-based Ingram Publishing Services adds a UK distribution operation, while the late Ed Victor’s agency list in London moves to Curtis Brown.
‘Global vision, local service’ is how Bookwire has pushed deep into its Latin American expansion after success in Germany and Spain.