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BAM Sees 3 Percent Sales Gain, Plans Stock Repurchase

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 1-15, 2004 Edition BAM Sees 3 Percent Sales Gain, Plans Stock Repurchase 3/20/04—Books-A-Million reported a 5 per cent sales increase in fiscal 2004 sales to $460.2 million, and net income rose significantly from $1.4 million in 2002 to $7.2 million this fiscal year. Among best selling categories for the chain were Read more »

WSJ Looks for New Publisher After S&S; Fails to Renew

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 1-15, 2004 Edition WSJ Looks for New Publisher After S&S; Fails to Renew 3/9/04—The Wall Street Journal, a Dow Jones company, may soon move its imprint to another publisher, after having already let its three-year contract with Simon & Schuster’s Free Press expire. A new book deal is expected within a Read more »

Northeastern University Press to Cease Operation

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 1-15, 2004 Edition Northeastern University Press to Cease Operation 3/19/04—Northeastern University will shut down its university press publishing program by the end of this year when it releases the last of its fall 2004 titles. A staff of nine people will be let go between now and October, according to acting Read more »

Warner Books Delays Release of Eisner Book

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 1-15, 2004 Edition Warner Books Delays Release of Eisner Book NEW YORK, NY/3/17/04—Warner Books, a division of Time Warner Inc., has postponed the June release of Disney CEO Michael Eisner’s book on the management lessons he has learned, according to a report by BusinessWeek. The delay is said to be due Read more »

London Book Fair Attracts Record Crowds

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 1-15, 2004 Edition London Book Fair Attracts Record CrowdsLONDON/3/23/04—The 34th London Book Fair, held in mid March this year, attracted 14,572 visitors this year, a seven percent increase over the previous year’s numbers. Attendance by overseas visitors increased by 33 per cent in 2004. Sponsored by The Booksellers Association of the Read more »

Borders Group Reports 13.6 Percent Increase Over 2002 4th Quarter

Pub Date: Mar 16, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES March 16-31, 2004 Edition Borders Group Reports 13.6 Percent Increase Over 2002 4th Quarter ANN ARBOR, Mich/03/11/04—Borders Group Inc. (NYSE: BGP – News) today reported final fourth quarter and full-year 2003 results for the period ended Jan. 25, 2004. With fourth quarter consolidated earnings per share of $1.50, the company generated earnings Read more »

John Wiley & Sons Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Pub Date: Mar 16, 2004

Publishing News Financial News March 16-31, 2004 Edition FINANCIAL NEWS John Wiley & Sons Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend HOBOKEN, N.J./03/10/04—John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), announced that the Board of Directors at their meeting March 10, 2004 declared a quarterly cash dividend at the rate of $.065 per share on its Class A and Read more »

NY Times Picks Sam Tanenhaus to Head Book Review

Pub Date: Mar 16, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES March 16-31, 2004 Edition NY Times Picks Sam Tanenhaus to Head Book Review NEW YORK, NY/03/10/04—Biographer Sam Tanenhaus has been named editor of The New York Times Book Review, according to reports from the staff cited in Publishers Weekly. Tanenhaus has a reputation for being genial and well qualified in literature, according Read more »

Taylor & Francis, Informa Announce Powerful Merger

Pub Date: Mar 16, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES March 16-31, 2004 Edition Taylor & Francis, Informa Announce Powerful Merger LONDON/03/03/04—Taylor & Francis and Informa publishing groups have announced a £1.1 billion merger, creating a powerful new information conglomerate in the UK with an annual turnover of more than £490 million. The new company, to be called T&F Informa, is expected Read more »

HarperCollins Names Lennertz to Head Indie Retailing

Pub Date: Mar 16, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES March 16-31, 2004 Edition HarperCollins Names Lennertz to Head Indie Retailing NEW YORK, NY/03/02/04—HarperCollins has named Carl Lennertz to the newly created post of vice president of independent retailing, where he will manage the publisher’s relationships with independent bookstores. Lennertz formerly served as the senior marketing consultant for the American Booksellers Association’s Read more »