Originally founded in 2009 by Jane Friedman, Open Road enters a new chapter under the ownership of an investment group, with David Steinberger coming in as CEO.
The merged Canadian and Korean platforms are expected to generate 12 graphic novels per year in the Webtoon Unscrolled imprint.
One goal of Glénat’s acquisition of Hugo, says Arthur de Saint Vincent, is a complementary use of licenses, heavy on romance and comics.
‘Our children’s book business now accounts for more than half our annual sales,’ says Sourcebooks’ Kay Birkner as the company buys BES Publishing.
The two platforms brought together by South Korea’s Naver have begun early development on a trio of properties.
Two leaders in the fields of investment and finance took questions from book industry journalists in this year’s Frankfurt Studio program.
US industry notes: Wiley acquires peer-review specialist J&J Editorial, and Open Road announces first-half revenue gains in 2021.
Forecasting a broader purview for Kagge Forlag, Politikens’ Juul Lenne announces the merger with Erling Kagge’s company.
Webtoon, the platform for user-generated comics content has a partnership to offer new webcomics based on the DC Comics universe.
International sales that can ‘enhance HGB’s offerings’ are a consideration in the Workman Publishing merger, says HBG CEO Michael Pietsch.