Reader's Digest To Expand How-To Book Output In 2005

February 2005
Book Publishing Report;2/14/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports that Reader's Digest Inc.'s trade book division aims to publish more how-to category books this year, increasing the title count from 18 in 2004 to 22 in 2005. Harold Clarke, president of the trade books group, said the how-to category has been a steady source of revenue and is expected to provide moderate growth in 2005. On the children's side, the company has been impressed with its movie theater format books, which include projectors and picture disks. The children's division is slated to publish 165 books in 2005, while 60 books are set for release on the adult side.


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