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HarperCollins Sales Jump 30 Percent in First Quarter

Pub Date: May 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 15-31, 2004 Edition HarperCollins Sales Jump 30 Percent In First QuarterNEW YORK, NY/05/06/04—HarperCollins reported an incredible 30 percent increase in sales for the first quarter ending March 31. The company posted $321 million in sales, and earnings rose 56.5 percent to $36 million. CEO Jane Friedman said she expects to finish Read more »

Bertelsmann Posts Increased Earnings For First Quarter

Pub Date: May 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 15-31, 2004 Edition Bertelsmann Posts Increased Earnings For First Quarter FRANKFURT/05/05/04—Bertelsmann, the fourth largest media company in the world, posted earnings of 111 million euros ($134 million) for the first quarter of 2004, reversing year-ago losses of 75 million euros. The BMG music segment of the business clearly helped the company Read more »

Alibris Plans Public Offering to Expand Products

Pub Date: May 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 15-31, 2004 Edition Alibris Plans Public Offering to Expand Products05/06/04—Alibris, the online retailer that specializes in used books, will launch a public offering later this year to raise an estimated $30 million for company operations. Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission say the company plans to offer 2.5 million Read more »

Librarians, Authors, Publishers to Discuss U.S. Library Challenges

Pub Date: May 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 15-31, 2004 Edition Librarians, Authors, Publishers to Discuss U.S. Library Challenges CHICAGO/05/10/04—More than 20,000 librarians, educators, writers, publishers and special guests are expected to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, June 24-30, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The conference will feature hundreds of meetings and Read more »

Indies Market Share Increases to 16 Percent

Pub Date: May 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 15-31, 2004 Edition Indies Market Share Increases to 16 Percent NEW YORK, NY/05/7/04—Independent bookstores increased their share of the market to 16 percent in 2003—a five year high, according to a report by Ipsos BookTrends. Ipsos BookTrends data are compiled monthly from diaries kept by a panel of 16,000 nationally representative Read more »

BowTie Inc. Acquires Kennel Club Books, Continues Expansion

Pub Date: May 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 15-31, 2004 Edition BowTie Inc. Acquires Kennel Club Books, Continues Expansion LOS ANGELES AND ALLENHURST NJ/05/10/04—BowTie Inc.—whose magazine division Fancy Publications is America’s largest publisher of pet magazines—has acquired Kennel Club Books. Kennel Club has a backlist of about 200 titles, mainly about dog breeding. The Kennel Club unit will remain Read more »

May 15 – 31, 2004 People

Pub Date: May 15, 2004

Publishing News People May 15-31, 2004 Edition PEOPLE Mystery Writers Honor Erik Larson’s Work With 2004 Edgar SEATTLE, WA/5/6/04—Erik Larson of Seattle won the 2004 Edgar Award last week from the Mystery Writers of America. The Devil in the White City : Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America (Vintage, February 2004), Read more »

Barnes & Noble.com Reports 13.4 Percent Increase in Q1 2004

Pub Date: May 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 1-15, 2004 Edition Barnes & Noble.com Reports 13.4 Percent Increase in Q1 2004 NEW YORK/04/27/04—Barnes & Noble.com (Nasdaq:BNBN) ( www.bn.com) has announced that its comparable sales for first quarter 2004 were $120.2 million, a 13.4 percent increase over the prior year period. Comparable sales reflect the gross amount of used and Read more »

Avalon Publishing Quietly Poised for Impressive Growth

Pub Date: May 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 1-15, 2004 Edition Avalon Publishing Quietly Poised for Impressive Growth BERKLEY, CA/04/26/04—Avalon Publishing Group’s acquisition of Four Walls Eight Windows earlier this week signaled another giant step in a series of moves to quietly grow the mid-sized house into a much larger operation. Four Walls is Avalon’s 11th acquisition within the Read more »

Thomson Delmar Learning Acquires Selected Titles from Career Press

Pub Date: May 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 1-15, 2004 Edition Thomson Delmar Learning Acquires Selected Titles from Career Press ALBANY/04/12/04—Thomson Delmar Learning, a leading provider of educational resources for lifelong learning and part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), today announced the acquisition of 49 backlist career and reference titles from Career Press Inc., a Franklin Read more »