Amazon Publishing to Acquire Marshall Cavendish US Children’s Titles

Dec 06, 2011, Inc. and Marshall Cavendish, an educational and consumer book publishers and classroom digital solutions providers, announced that Amazon has signed a deal to acquire over 450 titles of its US Children's trade books business, Marshall Cavendish Children's Books (MCCB).

The list from Marshall Cavendish Children's Books has been nominated for more than 150 industry awards and includes a range of titles including The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Gennady Spirin, Three Little Tamales by Eric A. Kimmel, and Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy, as well as the National Book Award finalist My Name is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson. The acquisition creates the foundation for Amazon Publishing to further expand into picture books, chapter books and Young Adult novels.

Amazon will publish the acquired titles under an imprint of Amazon's New York publishing unit.