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Publishing News, Film/TV

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2004

Publishing News Film/TV March 1-15, 2004 Edition FILM/TV Moyers to Depart TV Post to Pen Book on LAB Bill Moyers has announced he will retire from television broadcasting before the end of the year to write a biography of his former boss, the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Doubleday has already purchased world rights to Read more »

Publishing News, People

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2004

Publishing News People March 1-15, 2004 Edition PEOPLE HarperCollins Streamlines Sales Unit With Marwell at Helm Josh Marwell, formerly senior vice president of sales for HarperCollins adult imprints, will now head the newly-unified sales division of HarperCollins, overseeing all HarperCollins sales, including mass market and children’s units. He reports to Glenn D’Agnes, executive vice president Read more »

General News, March 1-15, 2004 Edition

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2004

Publishing News General News March 1-15, 2004 Edition GENERAL NEWS Tyndale Reports Heavy Sales for The Passion Carol Stream, IL/2/25/04—Tyndale House Publishers, the Christian publisher, reports that it has sold 150,000 copies of their color movie tie-in book THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, and plans two additional printings. Churches and ministries apparently are ordering the Read more »

Book Deals for Late February

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2004

Publishing News Book Deals March 1-15, 2004 Edition BOOK DEALS Book Deals for Late February These deals and more are reported for mid to late February, 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 »

Paris Review Names First Winner of New Prize

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2004

Publishing News Awards March 1-15, 2004 Edition AWARDS Paris Review Names First Winner of New Prize 2/23/04—Yiyun Li has earned The Paris Review’s new Plimpton Prize for her story Immortality. The prize recognizes the best writing by a newcomer to appear in their publication. The winner receives $5,000 in cash. Michael Chabon’s The Final Solution Read more »

PEARSON AND WHARTON SCHOOL LAUNCH WHARTON SCHOOL PUBLISHING

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES March 1-15, 2004 Edition PEARSON AND WHARTON SCHOOL LAUNCH WHARTON SCHOOL PUBLISHING   UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ/Philadelphia, PA/2/18/04 —Pearson Education, the world’s leading education company, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the world’s premier business schools, has launched Wharton School Publishing, an innovative new player in global Read more »

Quarto Poised to Buy Larger Publishers Following Increase in Pre-Tax Profits

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES March 1-15, 2004 Edition Quarto Poised to Buy Larger Publishers Following Increase in Pre-Tax Profits LONDON/2/23/04 —Quarto, a co-edition publisher and packager, plans to double its size within the next few years by acquiring larger publishers. Chairman Laurence Orbach announced a 12.2 percent increase in pre-tax profit to £5.7m for the year Read more »

Michalson, Ramey to Launch New Publishing House

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES March 1-15, 2004 Edition Michalson, Ramey to Launch New Publishing House DENVER, CO./2/17/04—Greg Michalson and Fred Ramey, who founded Denver-based MacMurray & Beck (which evolved into the now defunct BlueHen, an imprint of Penguin Putnam), have acquired private funding to begin a new publishing house called Unbridled Books. The company plans to Read more »

Barnes & Noble Posts Healthy 8 Percent Sales Increase For 2003

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES March 1-15, 2004 Edition Barnes & Noble Posts Healthy 8 Percent Sales Increase For 2003 NEW YORK, NY/2/19/04—Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today reported sales for the fourth quarter and for the full year ended January 31, 2004: Barnes & Noble store sales were $1.3 billion for Read more »

Bertelsmann to Expand Publishing and TV Interests in India

Pub Date: Mar 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES March 1-15, 2004 Edition Bertelsmann to Expand Publishing and TV Interests in India LONDON/2/25/04 —Media conglomerate Bertelsmann plans an aggressive joint venture and expansion into India with the launch of a subsidiary and/or investment in Indian media during the next few months. CEO Gunther Thielen said the company would set up a Read more »