Rowman and Littlefield Acquires Hal Leonard Trade Titles by David Lamb

Book Advisors represented sheet music publisher Hal Leonard LLC in the sale of its trade book publishing division, the Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, to Rowman & Littlefield. HLPAPG comprises the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; Amadeus Press; and Limelight Editions. The Group has 3,200 active titles.

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Investor Group Acquires Arcadia Publishing by David Lamb

Book Advisors represented Arcadia Publishing, Inc. in its sale to Lezen Acquisition LLC, a group led by Chairman Michael Lynton and CEO David Steinberger. Arcadia is the nation’s leading publisher of local and regional history books: their distinctive sepia-jacketed titles are instantly recognizable. Arcadia is the first of a planned series of acquisitions in book publishing by Lezen.

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Inner Traditions/Bear & Company Acquires Findhorn Press by David Lamb

Inner Traditions/Bear & Company has acquired Findhorn Press, the body/mind/spirit publisher in Scotland with three imprints--Findhorn, Camino Guides and Earthdancer--that publishes books, cards, CDs and DVDs. Camino Guides will continue to be published by Findhorn's former owner Thierry Bogliolo. Book Advisors represented Findhorn Press in this transaction.

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Hachette Book Group to Acquire Meadowbrook Press Titles by David Lamb

Hachette Book Group has entered into an agreement to purchase a successful line of books from Minnesota-based Meadowbrook Press, a publisher known for its high-quality titles in the areas of pregnancy, childcare, and parenting. Since being founded by Bruce Lansky in 1975, Meadowbrook Press has grown to become one of America’s leading publishers of pregnancy, childcare, and parenting books. It is the number one publisher of baby name books in the country, with six baby-naming books in print and total sales of over eleven million copies. Meadowbrook Press was represented in this transaction by Book Advisors LLC.

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Laurence King Publishing Acquires Amsterdam-based BIS by David Lamb

Laurence King Publishing has acquired the English-language, Dutch design publisher, BIS, with the intent of increasing LKP’s access to the Dutch market, with local sales, distribution and marketing. BIS will continue to run an independent publishing programme overseen by BIS managing director, Bionda Dias. Book Advisors represented LKP in this transaction.

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Quarto Acquires Burgess Lea Press by David Lamb

Quarto Publishing Group USA purchased Burgess Lea Press publishing assets. Burgess Lea, started by former Running Press owner Buz Teacher with his wife Janet Bukovinsky Teacher, is a culinary publisher with a unique model: Burgess Lea publishes cookbooks of the highest quality while supporting worthwhile food-related causes. Burgess Lea Press donates 100% of after-tax publishing profits on every book to 501 (c)(3) organizations that address hunger relief, farmland preservation, and culinary education. Book Advisors LLC, working with Market Partners International, represented the Teachers in this transaction.

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Announcing Book Advisors LLC by David Lamb

NEW YORK, January 19, 2015. Susan Reich and David Lamb are pleased to announce the creation of a new company, Book Advisors LLC, to advise publishers on mergers and acquisitions in addition to providing consulting on strategic planning, digital publishing, distribution, and operational issues.

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