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Random House Signs LEGO Book Deal

Random House has signed a deal that will see a major expansion of book titles being published and distributed globally for toy giant LEGO. Under the agreement, Random House Children’s Books will partner with AMEET Publishing,… . . . read more

LEGO Takes Kids to the Hundred Acre Wood

LEGO this week launched a superb new product for fans of the Winnie the Pooh books to embrace their nostalgia with a Hundred Acre Wood play set. The set came to life from the mind… . . . read more

VIZ Media Hires Former Netflix Licensing Chief Laurie Takaragawa

VIZ Media announced it’s made a major addition to its licensing team, hiring Laura Takaragawa, the Head of Consumer Licensing at Netflix, as its new VP of Consumer Products Licensing & Promotions. Viz says the… . . . read more

Centennial in Deal for Specialty Magazines and Books

North Equity LLC, a venture equity firm that owns and operates over 15 media properties, has agreed to terms with Centennial Media to produce special interest magazines and books for Popular Science and SAVEUR.  Centennial,… . . . read more

LEGO Named World’s Most Popular Kids Entertainment Brand

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief According to a sweeping new report on brands for children, LEGO is now the most popular kids’ entertainment brand in the world, followed by Disney, Marvel, Barbie, and… . . . read more

Kid Show Creator Ben Faulks Launches Egg Power Productions

Royal Television Society award winner and multiple BAFTA award nominee Ben Faulks—best known for co-creating and starring in the much-loved CBeebies brand Mr. Bloom’s Nursery—is launching his own production company, called Egg Power Productions. Making… . . . read more

Penguin Random House Lands Netflix Deal For Redwall

Publishing giant Penguin Random House has inked a potentially lucrative deal with Netflix for the rights to all 23 books in the popular Redwall series, by author Brian Jaques. The world’s dominant streamer is now… . . . read more

Sarah Weisinger Takes Key Role at Disney Publishing

Sarah Weisinger, a veteran at The House of Mouse, has taken on a new role as Senior VP and Group Publisher of Disney Publishing Worldwide. Weisinger has been with Disney since 2000, and most recently… . . . read more

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Gets Into Book Biz With Random House

Recording artist and producer Jay-Z is getting into the book publishing business, and in a big way, thanks to a deal with Random House. The publishing giant announced this week the launch of a new publishing… . . . read more

Poetic Brands Launches Baby Line With Brambly Hedge

Poetic Brands is creating a line of baby clothing and accessories based on the Brambly Hedge children’s books by Jill Barklem. Poetic signed the deal this week with Rockpool Licensing, which manages the Brambly Hedge… . . . read more


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