Amid Staff Cuts, HarperCollins' Q2 Sinks Below 2004 Levels

February 2009
Book Publishing Report;Feb2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p9
Trade Publication
The article reports on the business condition of HarperCollins Co. of News Corp. in the U.S. It cites the %305 million decline in revenue and operating income of HarperCollins Co. from 2008 to the second quarter of the fiscal 2009. It further mentions the reduction in the company's workforce including Steve Ross, president and publisher at Collins, a division of the U.S. General Books Group, Bowen Press publisher Brenda Bowen, and Rayo Co. managing editor Cecilia Molinari.


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