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Book Deals Dec 1 – 15, 2003

Publishing News Book/Movie Deals December 1-15, 2003 Edition Book/Movie Deals HarperCollins Buys Two New Margolin Thrillers NEW YORK, NY/11/18/03—HarperCollins has acquired Phillip Margolin's next two thrillers in a major seven figure deal by Editor Dan Conaway. Jean...

AAP Reports Decline in October Book Sales

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES December 1-15, 2003 Edition AAP Reports Decline in October Book Sales NEW YORK, NY/12/1/03—Book sales fell dramatically in October, with sales down in almost every category tracked by the Association of American Publishers. Sales of adult hardcover...

Large Chains Report Strong Quarterly Sales

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES December 1-15, 2003 Edition Large Chains Report Strong Quarterly Sales NEW YORK, NY/11/21./03—The two top bookstore retailers have reported strong sales for the third quarter. Barnes & Noble Bookstores reported a 9.7 percent increase in sales for...

General News Dec 1 – 15, 2003

Publishing News General News December 1-15, 2003 Edition GENERAL NEWS The New Yorker to Promote Books and Reading New York, NY/11/24/03—To promote book buying and reading this holiday season, The New Yorker has created a new public service advertising campaign to run...

HarperCollins Reports Flat Sales for First Quarter

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES November 15-30, 2003 Edition HarperCollins Reports Flat Sales for First Quarter NEW YORK, NY/11/7/03—HarperCollins, owned by News Corp, reported relatively flat sales for the quarter against a robust performance for the previous two years. The...

Intimate Bookshop to Appeal Price Discrimination Suit

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES November 15-30, 2003 Edition Intimate Bookshop to Appeal Price Discrimination Suit 11/5/03—Intimate Bookshop will appeal its lawsuit against Barnes & Noble and Borders Group for price discrimination after Judge William Pauley handed down a summary...

Vivendi Q3 Sales Decline by One Third

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES November 15-30, 2003 Edition Vivendi Q3 Sales Decline by One Third PARIS/11/7/03—French media and telecom company Vivendi Universal, which is in the process of selling its Vivendi Entertainment division, reported a sales drop of nearly two-thirds...

Barnes & Noble.com Special Committee to Consider Buyout

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES November 15-30, 2003 Edition Barnes & Noble.com Special Committee to Consider Buyout NEW YORK, NY/11/07/03—Barnes & Noble Inc. plans to buy all outstanding shares that it does not already own in Barnes & Noble.com. In what executives call a cost...

NEW AAP AWARD CELEBRATESCREATIVITY IN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES November 15-30, 2003 Edition NEW AAP AWARD CELEBRATES CREATIVITY IN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING WASHINGTON, D.C./11/14/03—The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has announced a new award, to be given for the first time in February, to honor an...

News Update2003 NationalBook Awards Presented

MAIN NEWS HEADLINES November 15-30, 2003 Edition News Update 2003 National Book Awards Presented NEW YORK, NY/11/19/03—Shirley Hazzard, four-time nominee for the National Book Award, finally took home the fiction prize November 19 for her novel, The Great Fire...