- New Scholastic Book Fair President To Expand Offerings Overseas. // Educational Marketer;10/1/2001, Vol. 32 Issue 28, p5
Reports on the appointment of David Krishock by the Scholastic Inc. as president of the expanded Scholastic Book Fairs in Lake Mary, Florida.
- Reader's Digest Acquires Leading Display Marketer. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;9/6/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 36, p12
Reports that Reader's Digest has reached an agreement to acquire Books Are Fun Ltd. in 1999. Cost of the acquisition; Information on Books Are Fun; Remarks from Thomas O. Ryder, chairman of Reader's Digest, regarding the acquisition of Books Are Fun.
- NEW CHIEF ENERGIZES SLEEPY PUBLISHER. Flamm, Matthew // Crain's New York Business;12/31/2007, Vol. 23 Issue 53, p9
The article reports on the appointment of Mary Berner as chief executive officer at Reader's Digest Association Inc.
- Books Are Fun Is Profitable And Growing Fast, Even As Parent Company Reader's Digest's Sales Slump. Holt, Karen Jenkins // Book Publishing Report;4/1/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p1
Features Books Are Fun (BAF), a company in which independent sales representatives set up displays of books and other products in schools or offices. Acquisition of the company by Reader's Digest in October 1999; Sales gains; Comments of BAF president Joel Feigenbaum on the increase in the...
- Newsline... // Billboard;09/11/99, Vol. 111 Issue 37, p74
Offers popular music news briefs. Acquisition of Books Are Fun Ltd., a display marketer of books and music, by Reader's Digest Association; Restructuring of Recoton, a manufacturer of consumer electronics accessories; Sales of the nine-compact-disc Q Records anthology `The Official American...
- More Charges Fly over Books Are Fun. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;1/30/2006, Vol. 253 Issue 5, p6
The article reports on a lawsuit filed by Reader's Digest against Books Are Fund founder Earl Kaplan, charging that Kaplan violated his noncompete agreement when he agreed to help his stepson, Stephen Rosebrough create a display marketing firm similar to the business of BAF. The basis of the...
- NEW CHIEF ENERGIZES SLEEPY PUBLISHER. Flamm, Matthew // Crain's New York Business;11/26/2007, Vol. 23 Issue 48, p20
The article reports on how Reader's Digest Association Inc. has been energized by its new chief executive Mary Berner. In February 2007, the company was taken private by Ripplewood Holdings in a $2.4 billion deal. Mary has restructured its diverse properties and imported top executives from her...
- TOUGH LOVE. Kinsman, Matt // Folio: The Magazine for Magazine Management;Sep2007, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p36
The article discusses changes at Reader's Digest Association under the leadership of its president and CEO, Mary Berner, following the sudden $2.4 billion acquisition of the company by an investment group led by Ripplewood Holdings. Berner brought in some of her former Conde Nast associates,...
- TOM RYDER REVEALS HOW HE WAS ONCE "REJECTED" BY "READER'S DIGEST.". // Media Industry Newsletter;2/5/2007, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p10
The article reports on the awarding of the Magazine Publishers of America's Henry Johnson Fisher Award to Reader's Digest Association chief executive officer Tom Ryder. In his acceptance speech, he reveals that the publishing company rejected a letter he mailed in 1955 when he was just...