Weldon Owen to Insight Editions

Weldon Owen to Insight Editions

Bonnier Publishing USA has announced that its subsidiary book publisher Weldon Owen has been acquired by publisher Insight Editions based near San Francisco, California. 

The business will continue to operate as Weldon Owen International, a newly formed subsidiary of Insight Editions. Weldon Owen specializes in cookbooks, lifestyle, children’s reference and educational titles. 

“The alliance of our two companies provides an ideal synergy. The level of quality and innovation at Weldon Owen is the perfect complement for Insight’s long-standing brand position of providing high-quality products rooted in long-term partnerships,” said Raoul Goff, Insight’s Founder and CEO. 

John Owen, who co-founded Weldon Owen with Kevin Weldon in 1984, will return to the company with responsibility for the children’s division. “I am looking forward to helping Weldon Owen return to its roots by focusing on the children’s educational category which has always been a particular passion of mine,” said Owen.

“Bonnier could not have found a better home for Weldon Owen than its original co-founder John Owen and Raoul Goff of Insight Editions. It really is like a homecoming story,” said Shimul Tolia, CEO, Bonnier Publishing USA.

Roger Shaw will remain President and Publisher of Weldon Owen, working with CEO Michael Madden who is moving over from Insight Editions. Weldon Owen will continue to be distributed by Simon and Schuster and will sharpen its focus in the areas of co-edition publishing, packaging, and custom publishing.


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