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Comic Book Licensing: Marvel’s Future Revolution Named By Apple As Top App

Apple has named the top apps in its app stores for iPhone, iPad and computers, and among them is a video game licensed from Disney’s Marvel franchise. MARVEL Future Revolution, the latest collaboration between Netmarble… . . . read more

Literary Licensing: Scholastic Partners With JK Rowling To Donate Thousands of Books

Scholastic is celebrating Christmas by donating 110,000 children’s books, in partnership with Harry Potter author JK Rowling. The global children and educational publisher says it will donate 100,000 assorted children’s books to 100 Title 1… . . . read more

Le Creuset and Harry Potter Put The Magic Into Cooking

Le Creuset has launched a Harry Potter-themed collection of its famous, multi-colored cookware through a licensing partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The experience of cooking and sharing a memorable meal with loved ones is pure… . . . read more

Beverage Licensing: Diageo Partners With Insight Editions on Guinness Cookbook

Guinness, one of the world’s most iconic and beloved brewers, has partnered with established publisher, Insight Editions, to bring the taste of Guinness to consumers’ kitchen with The Official Guinness Cookbook. The cookbook, created through… . . . read more

Not So Fast: DOJ Sues To Block Acquisition of Simon & Schuster

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The US Dept. of Justice has filed suit to block the $2.2 billion acquisition of publishing giant Simon & Schuster by Bertelsmann, the parent company of its larger… . . . read more

Book Licensing: Ninja Life Hacks Inks Licensing Deal With Fathead

The best selling children’s series Ninja Life Hacks announced a license agreement with Fathead for vinyl wall graphics, cutouts, wall hangings and more. The Ninja Life Hacks licensing deal with Fathead brings the Ninja Life Hacks… . . . read more

Content Licensing: Facebook Agrees to Pay News Media For Content in France

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The news media has notched another key victory in its global battle for licensing payments from tech companies, as Facebook has agreed to pay fees for news items… . . . read more

David Sprei Hired To Head Penguin Ventures

Penguin Random House Children’s Appoints New Commercial Director for Penguin Ventures to Drive Opportunities for Growth and Innovation Children’s literature giant Penguin Random House Children’s has tagged a high ranking ViacomCBS executive as the new… . . . read more

Book Licensing: The Snowman Prefers Biscuits To Carrots

Penguin Ventures has partnered with Fox’s Biscuits to launch The Snowman Biscuit Selection tin in time for Christmas this year. The Snowman Biscuit Selection tin brings together two British brands that are synonymous with the… . . . read more

Usborne Publishing Snags Deals For ‘That’s Not My’ Book Series

Bulldog Licensing says it has signed deals for new home and gift ranges for the bestselling British children’s book series, That’s Not My. The series is a major pre-school hit, with more than 64 titles… . . . read more


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