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April 15 – 30, 2004

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

Publishing News General News April 15-30, 2004 Edition GENERAL NEWS Authors Benefit From Advertisers’ Paid Fictomercials NEW YORK, NY/04/08/04—The Ford Motor Company is paying an undisclosed amount to British novelist Carole Matthews to mention Ford Fiesta in her forthcoming chick lit books. She has also been signed to do a monthly column for the automaker’s Read more »

Breaking News Avalon Publishing Acquires Four Walls, Eight Windows

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition Breaking News Avalon Publishing Acquires Four Walls, Eight Windows NEW YORK, NY/04/21/04—Independent publisher Avalon Publishing Group has acquired another independent, Four Walls Eight Windows, expanding the Avalon line by about 200 books. Avalon has acquired all of Four Walls’ backlist and frontlist titles as well as forthcoming releases

Breaking News Perseus to Undergo Major Restructuring; Westview Unit Closes

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition Breaking News Perseus to Undergo Major Restructuring; Westview Unit Closes NEW YORK, NY/04/22/04—Perseus Books will downsize its staffs in New York, Cambridge, and Philadelphia and will close its offices in Westview, Colorado, according to David Steinberger, the company’s CEO of three months. About 30 positions (roughly 15 percent

Reader’s Digest, NASCAR Partner on Kids’ Racing Books

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition Reader’s Digest, NASCAR Partner on Kids’ Racing Books PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., 04/13/2004—Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing today announced an agreement to publish and distribute books in the United States and Canada based on the popular NASCAR auto racing brand, bringing the exciting world of NASCAR racing to younger fans. “We Read more »

New Chamberlain Bros. Division at Penguin Unveils First Titles

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition New Chamberlain Bros. Division at Penguin Unveils First Titles NEW YORK, NY/04/06/04—Carlo DeVito, founder and publisher of a new Penguin Group (USA) multi-faceted division, has unveiled his division’s name, Chamberlain Bros., and its first four titles—all under the Express Paperback imprint. The first book, Read more »

Baker & Taylor to Shut Distribution Unit, Ingram Jumps In

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition Baker & Taylor to Shut Distribution Unit, Ingram Jumps In 04/09/04—Baker & Taylor, while continuing its wholesale fulfillment operations as usual, will shut down its year-old Distribution Solutions Group. At the same time, Ingram Book Group, which has been out the distribution business for a good while, will Read more »

New WHSmith CEO Assures Hodder Not for Sale

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition New WHSmith CEO Assures Hodder Not for Sale LONDON/04/07/04—Rumors that WHSmith Plc. would sell its publishing unit, Hodder Headline, have been laid to rest by Kate Swann, the new chief executive of parent WHSmith, and the publishing group’s CEO Tim Hely Hutchinson. Swann recently appointed her former Argos Read more »

Bertlesmann Reaches Out of Court Settlement With Execs on AOL Shares

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition Bertlesmann Reaches Out of Court Settlement With Execs on AOL Shares LONDON/4/11/2004—Media conglomerate Bertelsmann has reached an out of court settlement with former executives Jan Henric Buettner and Andreas von Blottnitz over an amount allegedly due the pair from the sale of AOL Europe. The company has agreed Read more »

Pulitzer Winners Named, Andrew Shadid Lands Deal With Henry Holt

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition Pulitzer Winners Named, Andrew Shadid Lands Deal With Henry Holt 04/05/04—The Pulitzer Prize board has announced the 2004 winners of the Pulitzer in 20 journalism and letters and drama categories. Anthony Shadid—winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for his Washington Post stories on the experiences Read more »

BEA Lines Up Impressive Speakers for June Conference

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition BEA Lines Up Impressive Speakers for June Conference CHICAGO, IL/04/09/04—The 2004 Book Expo of America, to be held June 3-6 in Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, has announced an impressive lineup of presenters for its popular Editor and Bookseller Buzz Forum, which takes place June 3 at Read more »