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Literary Licensing: Wattpad Partners With ViacomCBS On Book-To-Series Deal

The innovative publishing platform Wattpad is teaming up with ViacomCBS to create a slate of new TV series. Wattpad is a different type of publishing service, as it focuses on creating success for writers whose… . . . read more

Literary Licensing: Dr. Seuss Expands Licensing Portfolio to Canada

In the Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You’ll Go, you can now add Canada to the list. Dr. Seuss Enterprises is expanding its licensing program to Canada, with new products rolling out through Christmas… . . . read more

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

Sports Licensing: Opus and The R&A Collaborate On New Book To Celebrate The 150th Open

Opus and The R&A today announced the planned publication and pre-order release of The Open Opus, which will celebrate the 150th playing of The Open and documents the history of the world’s oldest and most prestigious… . . . 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


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