Hachette Book Group Acquires the Hyperion Adult Imprint — Publishers Weekly — Jim Milliot
Disney is selling the majority of Hyperion titles to Hachette Book Group in a deal that is expected to close in mid-July. HBG will acquire more than 1,000 adult backlist titles plus another 25 books that it will release over the next few seasons. Disney will retain the most media-related titles such as its Castle series which ties into the ABC television show of the same name.
Some Hyperion employees will be transferred to HBG or they will be opened to other positions at Disney. Disney felt the adult imprint did not fit with the company’s long-range plans, so this is not a matter of publishing demise but publishing goals and direction.