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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 »

John Wiley & Sons Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Pub Date: Mar 16, 2004

Publishing News Financial News March 16-31, 2004 Edition FINANCIAL NEWS John Wiley & Sons Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend HOBOKEN, N.J./03/10/04—John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), announced that the Board of Directors at their meeting March 10, 2004 declared a quarterly cash dividend at the rate of $.065 per share on its Class A and Read more »

NY Times Picks Sam Tanenhaus to Head Book Review

Pub Date: Mar 16, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES March 16-31, 2004 Edition NY Times Picks Sam Tanenhaus to Head Book Review NEW YORK, NY/03/10/04—Biographer Sam Tanenhaus has been named editor of The New York Times Book Review, according to reports from the staff cited in Publishers Weekly. Tanenhaus has a reputation for being genial and well qualified in literature, according Read more »