Amazon’s new Merch Collab program promises to connect brands with designers and manufacturers to create branded merchandise, with Amazon tracking sales and paying royalties.
The first US and Canadian producers of merchandise licensed by the estate of Roald Dahl—the Roald Dahl Story Company—have been named, and Quentin Blake’s imagery remains the foundation of the products to come.
PRH’s acquisition will expand the international reach of merchandiser Out of Print. And Bertelsmann Education Group expands with WhiteCloud Analytics.
There is a simple reason just don’t see that much book content transformed into new formats and platforms: books with big enough brands to license are rare.
Talk about a brand extension: the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books has over 200 million copies in print, and, natch, are now going into the book biz.