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Book Sense Compiles Best of the Best List

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition Book Sense Compiles Best of the Best List NEW YORK, NY/04/08/04—Book Sense has compiled a list of the most popular books of the past five years from its Book Sense 76 lists, calling the list the “Best of the Best Books.” About 1,000 booksellers were asked to vote Read more »

Vatican Permits BYU to Publish Ancient Texts

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition Vatican Permits BYU to Publish Ancient Texts PROVO, UTAH/04/03/04—Brigham Young University will release 14,000 pages of scanned Syriac Christian writings on DVD in May 2004, with the blessings of the Vatican. The treasured writings of Ephrem the poet were copied by Assyrian monks in A.D. 522 and Read more »

April 1 – 15, 2004 Financial

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

Publishing News Financial News April 1-15, 2004 Edition FINANCIAL NEWS Scholastic Reports 9 Percent Increase in Third Quarter Revenue NEW YORK, NY/03/16/04—Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL – News) has announced a 9 percent increase in revenues for the third fiscal quarter ended February 29, 2004. Income increased to $472.0 million from $433.7 million for the previous Read more »

April 1 – 15, 2004 Book Deals

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

Publishing News Book Deals April 1-15, 2004 Edition BOOK DEALS Book Deals for Late March These deals and more are reported for mid to late March, 2004. Look for more deals in our next Authorlink edition, courtesy of PublishersLunch.com. Deals are rated as follows: “nice deal” $1 – $100,000 “good deal” $101,000 – $250,000 “significant Read more »

April 1 – 15, 2004

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

Publishing News General News April 1-15, 2004 Edition GENERAL NEWS Book Industry Reaffirms Policy Calling for Single Bar Code for All Books NEW YORK, NY/03/22/04—The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) recently reaffirmed the Product Identification Policy Statement approved by its Board of Directors and general membership in September 2003. Jeff Abraham, BISG Executive Director, stated Read more »

Millbrook Press to Sell Roaring Brook Press to Holtzbrinck Publishers

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 1-15, 2004 Edition Millbrook Press to Sell Roaring Brook Press to Holtzbrinck Publishers BROOKFIELD, CT/04/02/04—The Millbrook Press, Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its Roaring Brook Press imprint. The proposed purchaser is Holtzbrinck Publishers, a group of companies that includes Henry Holt and Company, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and St Read more »

Publishing Sales Pick up in February

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 1-15, 2004 Edition Publishing Sales Pick up in February NEW YORK, NY/3/30/04—February publishing sales compensated for January losses, righting the course for 2004. Numbers improved in all but three categories tracked by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) for February, and year to date figures are resultantly back on track. Sales Read more »

Bertelsmann Says Random House Revenue Decline Due to Dollar’s Value

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 1-15, 2004 Edition Bertelsmann Says Random House Revenue Decline Due to Dollar’s Value LONDON/03/30/04—Bertelsmann, the parent company of Random House today reported a decline in revenues to 1.78 billion euros in 2003, from 2.0 billion euros in 2002. The company said operating EBITA fell to 147 million euros from 168 million Read more »

April 1 – 15, 2004 People

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

Publishing News People April 1-15, 2004 Edition PEOPLE Penguin Canada Names New Delhi’s Davidar as Publisher 03/27/2004—In a surprise move this week, Penguin Books Canada named New Delhi native David Davidar as publisher of the Canadian operation. Davidar, 44, had served as founding publisher of Penguin India for the past 18 years. John Makinson, chairperson Read more »

Harry Potter Publisher Bloomsbury Sees Profits Soar 38 Percent

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 1-15, 2004 Edition Harry Potter Publisher Bloomsbury Sees Profits Soar 38 Percent LONDON/03/25/04—UK-based Bloomsbury Publishing, plc, publisher of the Harry Potter series, reported a pre-tax profit of £15.4m ($28.4m) for the year ending December 31, 2003, in line with expectations. Higher profits were partly attributed to the successful hardback launch of Read more »