Talking of ‘massive global fan communities,’ the leadership of Wattpad Webtoon Studios fine tunes its executive roster.
The PRH-S&S Acquisition Case Goes to Court in the States
The United States’ Department of Justice is suing to block the Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster merger deal struck in late 2020.
Open Road’s ‘Activation’: Marketing for the Frontlist
A new use of its core ‘Ignition’ marketing, Open Road’s ‘Activation’ approach allows publishers to mix various D2C components.
UTA Buys London’s Curtis Brown: ‘A Culture of Collaboration’
A 31-year-old American agency buys a 123-year-old British agency in the UTA-Curtis Brown acquisition.
New York’s Cambridge Information Group Acquires the UK’s Emerald Group
England’s Emerald Group and its Emerald Publishing now are part of CIG, an investment firm based in New York City and Bethesda, Maryland.
Allen Lau Leaves Wattpad’s Top Spot; Jeanne Lam Remains in Place
The co-founder and CEO of Wattpad hands off to Jeanne Lam in a ‘final curtain call’ he says is not ‘The End.’
Copyright Clearance Center Acquires Identifier Specialist Ringgold
After working with CCC for years on disambiguating author affiliations, Ringgold is now part of Copyright Clearance Center.
South Korea’s Webtoon Acquires Ebook Initiative Japan
With a goal of deeper penetration in the Japanese market, South Korea’s Naver/Webtoon subsidiary Line buys Ebook Initiative Japan.
A Merger in Self-Publishing: Draft2Digital’s Acquisition of Smashwords
Together, the merging Draft2Digital-Smashwords self-publishing platform claims at least 250,000 writers and more than 800,000 ebooks.
Academic Publishing Edition: Wiley’s Jay Flynn on ‘Science Literacy’
As the pandemic raises ‘science literacy’ worldwide, Jay Flynn says Wiley is rushing to enable research stakeholders in a changing business.