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Penguin Young Readers Group
Names New Publisher of Puffin Books

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 1-15, 200 Edition Penguin Young Readers Group Names New Publisher of Puffin Books NEW YORK, NY/2/2/04—Doug Whiteman, President of Penguin Young Readers Group, today announced that Eileen Bishop Kreit has been named Vice President and Publisher of Puffin Books, effective February 23rd. Mr. Whiteman commented, “I am especially proud to be

AAP Reports Publishers Recovering
From Earlier Year Sales Losses

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 1-15, 20004 Edition AAP Reports Publishers Recovering From Earlier Year Sales Losses NEW YORK, NY/2/2/04—Publishers have rung in the New Year with fewer losses and more gains in domestic, as well as elementary and high school publishing sales for December.Solid gains during the holiday season brought sales back up to par

Penguin USA Poised
to Fill a Growing New Market for Non-Fiction

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 1-15, 2004 Edition Penguin USA Poised to Fill a Growing New Market for Non-Fiction NEW YORK, NY/2/1/04—The Penguin Group, second largest English-language publisher in the world, seems to be in the midst of reinventing its US affiliate, Penguin Group (USA), with a strong emphasis upon non-fiction lines. The naming last week

Random House Forms Single Sales Force For Adult Imprints

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 1-15, 2004 Edition Random House Forms Single Sales Force For Adult Imprints NEW YORK, NY/1/27/04—Random House has merged its adult sales groups into a single force which combines into one selling entity the imprints for Random House, Crown, and Knopf, Bantam Dell, Doubleday, Broadway, Ballantine, adult audio, and Random House Information Read more »

McGraw-Hill Sells Children’s Division to School Specialty

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 1-15, 2004 Edition McGraw-Hill Sells Children’s Division to School Specialty NEW YORK, NY/1/21/04—McGraw-Hill has agreed to sell its children’s publishing division to School Specialty, Inc. in Wisconsin. The M-H division, with sales of about $65 million, employs 260 people. McGraw-Hill, which started the unit in 2000 after buying the Tribune education Read more »

November Bookstore Sales Down 2.9 percent

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 1-15, 2004 Edition November Bookstore Sales Down 2.9 percent WASHINGTON, D.C./1/14/04—The U.S. Census Bureau’s preliminary bookstore sales report shows sales declined to $1.04 billion in November, a drop of 2.9 percent. Overall, retail sales were up 4.9 percent that month. Bookstore sales over the first 11 months of the year rose Read more »

AMS Consolidates Distribution Operations in Face of Investigations

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 1-15, 2004 Edition AMS Consolidates Distribution Operations in Face of Investigations SAN DIEGO, CA/1/14/2004—In the midst of ongoing investigations by the SEC and U.S. Attorney, Advanced Marketing Services, Inc. (NYSE:MKT – News) will consolidate most of its Publishers Group West (PGW) U.S. distribution operations to its expanded facility in Indianapolis, IN, Read more »

Tony Lyons Leaves Lyons Press to Consider Own Publishing House

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 1-15, 2004 Edition Tony Lyons Leaves Lyons Press to Consider Own Publishing House NEW YORK, NY/1/16/04—Tony Lyons, publisher of Lyons Press, is leaving the company his father Neal Lyons founded three years after selling to Globe Pequot. The elder Lyons, who has served as a consultant to Globe since the sale, Read more »

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to Deliver Leading Career Resources
to Publishers and Writers

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2004

Authorlink.com Teams Up with Monster to Deliver Leading Career Resources to Publishers and Writers DALLAS, TX/2/1/04—Authorlink.com, the award-winning marketplace for the writing and publishing community, and Monster, the leading global online careers site, have formed an alliance to provide Authorlink visitors with a wide array of career placement information and resources. The relationship will allow

People Feb 1 – 15, 2004

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2004

Publishing News People February 1-15, 2004 Edition PEOPLE Penguin Names Newman to New Publishing Post NEW YORK, NY/1/16/04—Megan Newman, formerly editorial director for HarperResource, has joined The Penguin Group in the newly-created role of publisher for the Avery Books and Viking Studio lines. Newman also will be an advisor to Penguin president and publisher Kathryn Read more »