Edel entertainment, a division of music group Edel AG in Hamburg, has acquired publishing company Rockbuch Verlag in Schlüchtern. Edel declined to disclose financial details on the deal.

"Rockbuch is one of the top publishers in the music and pop culture segment in German," comments Stefan Weikert, head of publishing at Edel entertainment. "It is a perfect fit for us and we plan to invest heavily in it."

Weikert acknowledges that Rockbush's sales volumes "are not decisive," but says the asset gives Edel "access to first-class content and the renowned Rockbuch name," He adds, "With this acquisition, we will be superbly positioned as a key operator in this segment."

Rockbuch, which will remain a separate imprint under the Edel umbrella, publishes originals, picture books, autobiographies and novels centering on music.

Its portfolio includes autobiographies by Kylie Minogue, Green Day, Rita Marley, and works focusing on Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, and guitarist Slash.

The founders and previous managers of Rockbuch, Heide Buhmann and Hanspeter Haeseler, will continue to advise the publishing company.

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