Matthew Carnicelli, who founded Carnicelli Literary Management in 2004 after years as an editor, is joining Trident Media Group on February 17.
Archives for February 2009
Recent assurances from Reed’s Publishers Weekly notwithstanding, Reed Exhibitions announced yesterday that June’s Book Expo Canada is being closed “effective immediately.” Reed executive Greg Topalian says “it has become clear that the dynamics of the publishing industry in Canada is no longer best served by a traditional trade event.”Canadian customers are welcome at BEA in New York: “Our focus on the publishing industry now centers on our event in New York and we look forward to serving the needs of our customers in North America most effectively with a singular event.” BEC will provide full refunds to the small number […]
Deal Reports Just e-mail to deals@PublishersMarketplace if you aren’t using the online form linked below. Report a deal using the online form The Key As usual, the handy key to our Lunch deal categories. While all reports are always welcome, those that include a category will generally receive a higher listing when it comes time to put them all together. “nice deal” $1 – $49,000 “very nice deal” $50,000 – $99,000 “good deal” $100,000 – $250,000 “significant deal” $251,000 – $499,000 “major deal” $500,000 and up FICTION Debut Deidre Berry’s THE NEXT THING, to Selena James at Dafina, in […]
On Friday the Consumer Product Safety Commission approved a one-year stay of enforcement of the newly added certification and testing requirements for manufacturer and importers of products for children. They note: “The stay of enforcement provides some temporary, limited relief to the crafters, children’s garment manufacturers and toy makers who had been subject to the testing and certification required under the CPSIA. These businesses will not need to issue certificates based on testing of their products until additional decisions are issued by the Commission.” Among the new regulations to which the stay does not apply are the ban on small […]
The Boston Globe has a long piece on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s financial challenges, though there’s little that is new in the piece. Spokesman Josef Blumenfeld now says that “since Houghton’s reported decision last fall to suspend acquisition of new titles, it is signing new books again.” Former Houghton Mifflin ceo Nader Darehshori’s appraisal is that “the debt is so overwhelming, there’s just no way. They borrowed more than the value of the company. They will be lucky if the value is half of what they owe.”Globe
On Thursday, Disney-ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney told employees that the division would eliminate 200 jobs spread throughout the group’s units and would leave another 200 open positions unfilled. The division employs almost 7,000 people in all. Hyperion is part of the group–but publisher Ellen Archer tells us there have been no layoffs at the book publishing unit.LAT