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26 Mar

Scholastic Announces Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Retailer Coupon Program

Scholastic today announced that it has redefined its policy regarding Scholastic Book Fair's pre-selling of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In a letter to booksellers, Michael Jacobs, Scholastic's senior vice-president, trade, said the new Retailer Coupon Program is intended to drive Scholastic Book Fair customers who pre-order the Order of the Phoenix to participating retailers.

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25 Mar

Perseus Celebrates Its Former Independents

Booksellers should not be surprised if they sense a special rapport with their new Perseus Books Group sales reps. After all, four of the six reps in the new Perseus in-house sales force are former independent booksellers. "In these times of chains, online stores, and lost market share, we wanted to make sure that people knew [independent bookstores] are important to us," said John Hughes, vice president, associate publisher and marketing director of Perseus Books Group.

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25 Mar

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 3/25/03

Below is an outline of some of the most recent changes to the data in the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online.

Publishers can update their online listings and add special offers at any time using the Publisher Editing Tools at http://handbook.bookweb.org/pubhome.jsp. Questions about access to the editing features of the Handbook online should be e-mailed to handbook@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 1263 or 1261.

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20 Mar

Book Sense Publisher Partner Roster Reaches 100

Book Sense is proud to announce that the number of Publisher Partners participating in the program has reached 100.

We offer our sincere thanks for each Partner's support of Book Sense and look forward to working with them in the months to come!

Here's the list.

Mark
mark@booksense.com

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06 Mar

S'No Joke -- Century-Old Toy Fair Confronts the Elements

Barbie waited huddled by the Easy Bake Oven and even the Big Wheels needed four-wheel-drive when New York City was blanketed with close to two feet of snow in the middle of the 100th annual American International Toy Fair, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on the city's West Side from February 16 - 19. Retailers who attended on Sunday, the opening day of the show floor, and left promptly in the afternoon, were in luck. Others, who planned on visiting Monday or Tuesday, were faced with few, if any, transportation options.

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04 Mar

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 3/4/03

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online.

Publishers can update their online listings and add special offers at any time using the Publisher Editing Tools at http://handbook.bookweb.org/pubhome.jsp. Questions about access to the editing features of the Handbook online should be e-mailed to handbook@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 1263 or 1261.

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26 Feb

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 2/26/03

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online.

Publishers can update their online listings and add special offers at any time using the Publisher Editing Tools at http://handbook.bookweb.org/pubhome.jsp. Questions about access to the editing features of the Handbook online should be e-mailed to handbook@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 1263 or 1261.

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11 Feb

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 2/11/03

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online.

Publishers can update their online listings and add special offers at any time using the Publisher Editing Tools at http://handbook.bookweb.org/pubhome.jsp. Questions about access to the editing features of the Handbook online should be e-mailed to handbook@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 1263 or 1261.

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06 Feb

FSG to Replace Its Commission Sales Reps

Last week, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) President and Publisher Jonathan Galassi announced that the company was dropping its commission sales rep network and that accounts visited by a commission rep would now be served by the Holtzbrinck Publishers Sales Group. The move affects titles published by both FSG and its distribution clients. The FSG in-house sales force will remain intact.

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05 Feb

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update -- 2/4/03

Below is an outline of the most recent changes to the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online.

Publishers can update their online listings and add special offers at any time using the Publisher Editing Tools at http://handbook.bookweb.org/pubhome.jsp. Questions about access to the editing features of the Handbook online should be e-mailed to handbook@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 1263 or 1261.

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04 Feb

New Pocket Books Initiative Looks to Drive Consumers Into Bookstores

Pocket Books wants to make mass-market paperbacks more "bookseller friendly." That, at least, is the goal of a new Pocket Book initiative that aims to drive traffic into bookstores, according to Roger Williams, vice president, director of field, online, and telesales for Simon & Schuster.

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28 Jan

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update - 1/28/03

Here is an outline of the most recent changes to the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online.

Publishers can update their online listings and add special offers at any time using the Publisher Editing Tools at http://handbook.bookweb.org/pubhome.jsp. Questions about access to the editing features of the Handbook online should be e-mailed to handbook@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 1263 or 1261.

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22 Jan

ABA Book Buyer's Handbook Update - 1/22/03

Here is an outline of the most recent changes to the ABA Book Buyer's Handbook online.

Publishers can update their online listings and add special offers at any time using the Publisher Editing Tools at http://handbook.bookweb.org/pubhome.jsp. Questions about access to the editing features of the Handbook online should be e-mailed to handbook@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 1263 or 1261.

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