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Borders Experiences 2003 Sales Boost

Pub Date: Feb 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 15-29, 2004 Edition Borders Experiences 2003 Sales Boost ANN ARBOR, MI/02/10/04—Borders Group, Inc. recorded an 8.9 percent sales increase to $827 million in the fourth quarter of 2003. For the entire 2003 year, the bookseller also saw a 6.5 percent increase to $2.5 billion over the previous year. The company’s Waldenbooks Read more »

Time Warner Award to Honor the Late Sara Ann Freed

Pub Date: Feb 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 15-29, 2004 Edition Time Warner Award to Honor the Late Sara Ann Freed NEW YORK, NY/2/10/04—The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Time Warner, has created the Sara Ann Freed Memorial Award for a first mystery novel, offering a $10,000 advance for publication by the imprint. Sasra Ann, 57, who died of Read more »

Romantic Times to Host NY Book
Fair and Booklovers Convention

Pub Date: Feb 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 15-29, 2004 Edition Romantic Times to Host NY Book Fair and Booklovers Convention NEW YORK, NY/2/11/04—The 21st Booklovers Convention sponsored by Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine, is expected to attract several thousand readers and writers of popular women’s fiction, romance, mystery, fantasy, erotica, and more. The event will be held in Manhattan

Library of America Launches Isaac
Bashevis Singer Centennial Website

Pub Date: Feb 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 15-29, 2004 Edition Library of America Launches Isaac Bashevis Singer Centennial Website NEW YORK, NY 2/11/04—The Library of America, the nonprofit publisher dedicated to preserving the works of America’s greatest writers, launched today www.singer100.org. The website launch commences a yearlong official celebration of the centennial of Isaac Bashevis Singer, who in

Ex-BBC Head to Sign
Million Dollar Deal
With HarperCollins UK

Pub Date: Feb 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 15-29, 2004 Edition Ex-BBC Head to Sign Million Dollar Deal With HarperCollins UK LONDON/02/06/04—Greg Dyke, the fired director general of the BBC, is expected to sign a £1m book deal with a major publisher (probably HarperCollins UK). In the book, he will tell his side of the scandolous fight between the

Millbrook Files
for Chapter 11

Pub Date: Feb 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 15-29, 2004 Edition Millbrook Files for Chapter 11 BROOKFIELD, CT/ 2/6/04—The Millbrook Press announced February 6 that it has filed for Chapter 11 after failing to find a buyer. The company published nonfiction hardcover and paperback titles targeting the consumer and the school and library markets, mainly for the children’s market

AAP President Responds
To CALPIRG Report

Pub Date: Feb 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 15-29, 2004 Edition AAP President Responds To CALPIRG Report WASHINGTON, D.C./2/3/04—Pat Schroeder, president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers, has sent a letter to the director of the State Public Interest Research Groups’ (PIRG) Higher Education Project responding to last week’s report from the California PIRG that accused

Riverhead Books
Acquires World Rights
to Steven Johnson’s Book

Pub Date: Feb 15, 2004

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES February 15-29, 2004 Edition Riverhead Books and UK’s Penguin Press Acquire World Rights to Steven Johnson’s Book NEW YORK, NY/2/10/04—Sean McDonald, Senior Editor at Riverhead Books, in conjunction with Stefan McGrath, Managing Director of Penguin Press in the UK, and Helen Conford, Editor at Penguin Press in the UK, acquired World Rights

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

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