Book Briefs

February 2004
Book Publishing Report;2/23/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p7
Trade Publication
The article presents developments related to the book industry and trade in the U.S. as of February 2004. Multnomah Publishers cut 15 staff positions last month, its second round of layoffs since 2003. Like many Christian book publishers, Multnomah intends to release fewer titles. Harvard Business School Press and IT researcher Gartner Inc. will publish a co-branded series of professional handbooks for senior executives. John Wiley & Sons Inc. formed an alliance with pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., giving Wiley exclusive U.S. distribution rights to the Merck Publishing Group's four professional handbooks.


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