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April 15 – 30, 2004 Book Deals

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

Publishing News Book Deals April 15-30, 2004 Edition BOOK DEALS More Small Book Stores Close Doors 4/9/04—Several more established bookstores closed their doors by the end of the first quarter of 2004. Main Street Bookshop in White Plains, NY sold its building and was scheduled to close its doors at the end of April Read more »

Borders Chair Plans Major Superstore Expansion by 2005

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition Borders Chain Plans Major Superstore Expansion by 2005 ANN ARBOR,MICH/04/01/04—Borders Group, Inc. (BGP) plans to spend $110 million by January 2005 to open about 20 domestic superstores, five international stores, and to remodel about 40 to 50 existing locations. In fiscal 2004, it opened 41 new domestic Borders Read more »

WSJ Signs Three-Year Deal With Crown

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES April 15-30, 2004 Edition WSJ Signs Three-Year Deal With CrownNEW YORK, NY/04/02/04—The Wall Street Journal has signed a three-year book publishing deal with Crown/Random House to publish a wide range of topics, both business and non-business. The new contract apparently replaces a three-year deal with Simon & Schuster’s Free Press which was Read more »

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 »