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Random House Buys Watson-Guptill Pubs

Via Publishers Weekly:

Random House has bought Watson-Guptill Publications, the art instruction, craft, photography and reference book publisher, from Nielsen Business Media. Watson-Guptill will become an imprint in Random's Crown Publishing Group. Staff will relocated to Random House headquarters in New York City later this month. Sales and distribution for Watson-Guptill will continue to be provided by Macmillan "for the foreseeable future."

In a statement, Crown president and publisher Jenny Frost said, "With a solid and successful backlist of more than a thousand titles as well as a robust frontlist publishing program, Watson-Guptill is a wonderful addition to our publishing program."

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