Osprey captured by Bloomsbury

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Any Brit kid who grew up with a love of toy soldiers, model making, war stories, military history, roleplaying games, or wildlife – which probably accounts for most of the now-adult population – will probably have encountered Osprey Books somewhere in their development. These marvelous [...]

Hodder picks up Quercus for a song

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hachette UK imprint Hodder & Stoughton has acquired Quercus Publishing, hitherto mooted as a potential acquisition target for Amazon Publishing. And the price was a fairly minimal £12.6 million ($20.8 million). The full text of the cash offer document, available online here, states that: [...]

DOJ Approves Penguin Random House Merger

By libertyc
February 14, 2013 // 2 Comments

One hurdle down. Several more to go with the EU, Canadian Competition Bureau and various other antitrust authorities around the world still needing to weigh in on this. Penguin’s settlement with the Justice Department was a move to smooth the way for this merger, and it looks like that move [...]

Salon Magazine sale falls through

By libertyc
February 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Back in November, I mentioned that Salon Magazine was seeking a buy-out or merger. The magazine was subsequently involved in talks with Michael Wolff of, but the New York Times’s DealBook section reports that the talks have collapsed in the wake of the Huffington Post sale. Apparently [...]

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