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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 »

May 1- 15, 2004

Pub Date: May 1, 2004

Publishing News People May 1 – 15, 2004 Edition PEOPLE Pepper Leaves Crown for McClelland & Stewart NEW YORK, NY/04/22/2004—Doug Pepper will depart Crown/Random House to become president and publisher of McClelland & Stewart in Toronto, effective May 31. McClelland’s current long-time publisher, Douglas Gibson, will stay with the company and will publish under an Read more »

May 1 – 15, 2004

Pub Date: May 1, 2004

Publishing News General News May 1-15, 2004 Edition GENERAL NEWS National Endowment for the Arts Helps U.S. Troops Write About Their Wartime Experiences ARLINGTON, VA/04/20/2004—U.S. troops returning from duty will be encouraged to write about their wartime experiences through a new National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) program, called Operation Homecoming. NEA Chairman Dana Gioia Read more »

Hertz to Start Health Imprint at Broadway

Pub Date: May 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 1-15, 2004 Edition Hertz to Start Health Imprint at Broadway NEW YORK, NY/04/16/04—Amy Hertz, formerly executive editor at Riverhead/Penguin, has been hired by Broadway Books/Random House to launch a new, as-yet-unnamed imprint focusing upon a wide range of nonfiction titles, including health, fitness, and spirituality. Hertz will assume her post July Read more »

Permira Looks at Buyout Bid for W.H. Smith

Pub Date: May 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 1-15, 2004 Edition Permira Looks at Buyout Bid for W.H. Smith LONDON/04/23/04—Permira Advisers Ltd. is considering a buy-out of W.H. Smith Plc, the U.K.’s biggest magazine and book retailer, despite Smith’s heavy loss of 84 million pounds ($149 million) for the six months ending February 2004. The potential offer, valued at Read more »

UK Minister Lands
?3.5m Deal for Book Similar to Potter

Pub Date: May 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 1-15, 2004 Edition UK Minister Lands £3.5m Deal for Book Similar to Potter LONDON/04/20/04—The Rev. Graham Taylor, a minister who self-published his first book for £3,500, has signed a £3.5m four-year publishing deal with Faber & Faber in the UK and Putnam (part of the Penguin Group) in America for his

German Publisher Springer to Expand at Home, Abroad

Pub Date: May 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES May 1-15, 2004 Edition German Publisher Springer to Expand at Home, Abroad BERLIN, GERMANY/04/24/04—Axel Springer AG, which publishes Germany’s best-selling newspaper Bild, has launched an aggressive expansion move withy the debut of a Russian edition of Forbes magazine and its bid to acquire Britain’s Daily Telegraph. Springer unveiled its new Forbes Russia Read more »

April 15 – 30, 2004 People

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2004

Publishing News People April 15 – 30, 2004 Edition PEOPLE Perseus Promotes Bottum to Managing Editor NEW YORK, NY/04/02/04—The Perseus Book Group has promoted Stephen Bottum to vice president, group managing editor. He will report directly to CEO David Steinberger, who has headed Perseus since January 2004. William Morrison Garland has been named managing editor Read more »

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 »