Larger book publishing companies in Russia attract more government support, say critics, while smaller houses struggle to keep up.
Given a green light by competition authorities, Poland’s bookseller Empik adds Platon to its assets, a major national and international book distributor.
Talking of ‘innovative and affordable solutions to assist schools and universities,’ Odilo announces a deal with the European Commission.
Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld. Barnes & Noble Education adds positions in Brazil, France, Mexico with Student Brands.
Amid reports that Detskaya Literatura will be privatized comes word that Arkady Rotenberg has sold out of Russian educational publisher Prosveshchenie.
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.
Stepping up its international expansion with an entry into the US market, Germany’s MVB acquires two ordering services, forming a New York-based subsidiary.
‘Joy for this difficult job of being a publisher’: La Nave di Teseo’s Elisabetta Sgarbi in Milan acquires Italy’s venerable Baldini & Castoldi.
PRH’s acquisition will expand the international reach of merchandiser Out of Print. And Bertelsmann Education Group expands with WhiteCloud Analytics.
Even as an acquisition transfers financial control of Sweden’s Akademibokhandeln chain, reading-trend figures paint a concerning picture.