Germany’s Bookwire buys Bok2 for added print-on-demand capacity, while Ingram sells edtech company VitalSource 15 years after acquiring it.
Naver’s US$600 million acquisition of Wattpad is completed as potential competition arrives from Amazon’s new Kindle Vella and Seoul’s Kakao.
The Czech publishing house Albatros Media has expanded its business by translating and selling its own titles into Spanish and English-language markets.
HarperCollins parent News Corp’s intended acquisition of HMH Books & Media raises, for some, new concern about consolidation.
‘Globally, people turned to books’ in 2020, Markus Dohle says, and Penguin Random House parent Bertelsmann reports on a strong year.
A new book market report on Finland’s book market shows the impact of the pandemic and looks at the bestselling Finnish books of 2020.
Atlantis Press, a French publisher of conference proceedings, is bought by Germany’s Springer Nature, which adds to its portfolio a platform that sees 1.5 million downloads monthly.
Saga Egmont says the acquisition of Mexican audiobook publisher Cuántica Activa Audiolibros fits with its growth in Spanish book markets.
Fran Toolan remains CEO for at least three years, as the US subsidiary of Tokyo’s Media Do acquires all shares of Firebrand and NetGalley.
The merger between Canada’s Wattpad and South Korea’s Naver, says Allen Lau, is built on audience and platform expansion.