Navigation

Follow Authorlink:

All about publishing a book, getting help to convert a PDF to eBook, and keeping up with publishing industry news

Search News

Latest News

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 »

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 »