August 2000
Book Publishing Report;08/07/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 31, p8
Trade Publication
Presents a roundup of news pertaining to the international book publishing industry, as of August 7, 2000. Recruitment of Fiona Kennedy to serve as buying manager for the books division of Tesco PLC; Plans of W.H. Smith to use the content from its Helicon and Hodder Headline publishing subsidiaries to develop a new line of fiction and non-fiction.


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