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Pearson Offers December Rebate Program 
Pearson is offering college stores in the United States a 5% rebate on orders shipped in December 2014 that are of increased value over those shipped in December 2013.
Orders shipped to a college store from Pearson from Dec. 1-31, 2014, will be compared to orders from the same period in 2013. If there is a shipped-order increase over the value from December 2013, the store will earn the 5% rebate on the amount of the increase. For example, if Pearson orders shipped to a college store this December are worth $50,000 more than orders shipped during the same period in 2013, that store would earn the 5% rebate, or $2,500, on the increase.
Only U.S. college stores that placed Pearson orders in December 2013 are eligible. Any earned rebates will be applied as a credit to the store’s Pearson account by March 31, 2015. Contact your Pearson sales reps for program details. 
Bookmasters to Distribute I.B. Tauris Titles
Bookmasters will handle sales and distribution of I.B Tauris titles in the United States and Canada starting Feb. 1, 2015. I.B. Tauris is headquartered in London and publishes more than 300 nonfiction and academic titles each year.
Perseus, Skyhorse Buy Good Books Assets
Perseus Books Group teamed with Skyhorse Publishing to purchase the assets of Good Books, which filed for bankruptcy last December. Skyhorse won the bankruptcy auction for the Good Books Assets and sold the Mayo Clinic line to Perseus.
Mercury Learning Titles Distributed by Stylus Publishing
Mercury Learning and Information titles are being distributed by Stylus Publishing in North America. Mercury Learning publishes science and technology, engineering, and mathematics books.
Rizzoli Buys Welcome Books
Rizzoli International Publications bought Welcome Books, which produces illustrated books on art, photography, food and wine, parenting, travel, pets, and social and popular culture. All titles are still sold and distributed domestically by Random House.
Lerner to Distribute Big & Small Titles
Lerner Publishing will begin distributing titles from Big & Small in the United States and Canada in January. Big & Small publishes educational and curriculum-driven picture books.
PRH Canada Distribution Heading South
Penguin Random House Canada wil shift its distribution center in Newmarket, ON. to the Penguin Random House warehouses in Westminster, MD, and Crawfordsville, IN, beginning in February 2015.
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