Turner Publishing Takes Over Ancestry.com’s Book Business

Turner Publishing Takes Over Ancestry.com’s Book Business

Independent publisher Turner Publishing will take over Ancestry.com's book publishing business, according to an agreement announced today. Under the terms of the agreement, Turner will assume control of most existing inventory and related publishing contracts for Ancestry Publishing, a division of Ancestry.com. Turner, which has a...

Independent publisher Turner Publishing will take over Ancestry.com‘s book publishing business, according to an agreement announced today.

Under the terms of the agreement, Turner will assume control of most existing inventory and related publishing contracts for Ancestry Publishing, a division of Ancestry.com.

Turner, which has a genealogy book line, will be the vendor for more than 100 Ancestry titles, including The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, and 1-2-3 Family Tree.

Turner will support the newly acquired titles with additional marketing and distribution efforts. The agreement also grants Turner limited use of the Ancestry.com name for publishing purposes.

Ancestry.com appears to be focusing on its digital business. Earlier this year, the company announced it would cease publication of 25-year-old Ancestry magazine with the March/April 2010 issue.

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  1. To whom it may concern,
    Why you Ancestry even think of discontinuing the magazine. Since I starting doing ancestery I have subscribed to the magazine and have not stopped since. I still have every issue that has been sent to me. I refer back to them often. I understand focusing on a certain part of your business but don’t stop the magazine also.
    Sincerely,

    Alayne Peterson