teleread.jpgThe eBook reporting world had a big deal break during the winter storm today. The digital book reporting website TeleRead was purchased by the Gadgetell subsidiary of the North American Publishing Company (NAPCO) today.

Editor David Rothman reports that he will be leaving his role as editor and publisher, but his co-editor Paul Biba will take over as editor. In addition, senior writer Chris Meadows will also remain with the blog. NAPCO has been in business since 1958, running 16 magazines in addition to such online enterprises as email newsletters and the Gadgetell tech blog.

Here’s more about the sale, from Rothman: “Our sale to NAPCO happened for several reasons. We needed more resources to survive the remainder of this recession and compete with the growing number of other e-book-related sites. Also, I suffered a heart attack in 2008 and prefer to spend my mornings–when I’m at my freshest–on walking and other cardio-exercise rather than reading RSS feeds.”