Lulu acquires Durham-based Replay Photos

Posted by David Bracken on January 9, 2014 

The Raleigh publishing company Lulu announced Thursday that it has acquired Replay Photos, a Durham company that sells licensed sports and professional photography to consumers online.

Terms weren’t disclosed.

Replay Photos works with professional sports leagues, collegiate brands and Associated Press and Getty Images to provide hundreds of thousands of images to consumers.

“Replay Photos’ exclusive imagery and subject matter can be leveraged across Lulu’s photo-specialty and publishing product lines to create a level of personalization and localization that does not exist in the market today,” said Tom Bright, president and CEO of Lulu, in a statement.

Lulu is best known for helping authors self-publish books, but people also can self-produce calendars, CDs and DVDs. It collects fees for the books it sells and also provides services to authors. It also sells e-books.

Lulu was founded in 2002 by Bob Young, who was formerly the CEO of Raleigh software company Red Hat. Young remains chairman of the company.

Replay Photos was founded in 2003.

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