From Shelf Awareness:
Skyhorse Publishing and Start Publishing have partnered to acquire Underland Press, which specializes in science fiction, fantasy and horror, in a purchase that is part of the joint effort to “deepen their relationship to the genre community.”
Link to the rest at Shelf Awareness
We’ve heard about Skyhorse and Start recently with their Nightshade acquisition. This is another reminder for authors signing with publishers large or small that a publishing contract is typically assignable, particularly if the publisher is sold.
The people who persuaded you to sign the contract may not be the same people who are using the contract to determine what rights they own in your book. The acquirers will look at what the contract actually says, not what the former publisher told authors it said or meant.