Renewed Credibility With Publishers Tops Crown Books' Christmas Wish List
- Crown sales up 3%. // Publishers Weekly;2/16/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 7, p104
Notes that Crown Books reported a 3.4 percent increase in sales for the fiscal year ending January 31, 1998. Comparable-store sales; Fourth quarter sales; Company doing its buying through Ingram.
- `Substantial doubt' about Crown Books' future. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;5/11/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 19, p12
Reports that Crown Books filed 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission in May 1998. Company's dire financial situation; Use of nearly all its credit line; Options for the company; Nature of major problems; Views of Anna Currence, president of Crown; Closing of Crown outlets and super...
- Possible deal for Crown Books. // Publishers Weekly;7/6/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 27, p17
States that Anna Currence, president of Crown Books, has announced the possible sale of the bookstore chain as of July 6, 1998. The potential purchaser as a financial buyer; Her continued job as president if the sale is approved; Denial of rumors of the company's plans to close outlets.
- Court approves Crown's store-closing plan. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;8/31/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 35, p10
Reports that the bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, approved the bankruptcy plan of Crown Books in August, 1998. Crown to reduce its presence in major markets; Where stores will be closed; Ingram accepting a substantial amount of Crown product; Bankruptcy action regarding Lauriat's.
- Crown has 2nd-qtr. loss of $32 million. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;9/28/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 39, p11
Reports that Crown Books had a net loss of $32.7 million for the second quarter ending August 1, 1998. Comparison with the previous year; Sales data; Cause of the decline in sales; Stock not trading on NASDAQ during the company's bankruptcy.
- Crown fires Stevens; Schafran departs Dart. // Publishers Weekly;10/6/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 41, p17
Reports that Crown Books fired President Steve Stevens, and that Crown's parent company Dart Group forced Chairman Larry Schafran to resign. Reasons for dismissals; Richard Stone to succeed Schafran.
- The Return of Cave-Lit. Abbott, Charlotte // Publishers Weekly;2/18/2002, Vol. 249 Issue 7, p24
Deals with the return of Jean Auel in the book world after a 12-year hiatus through the publication of his book 'The Shelters of Stone' on April 39, 2002. Reaction of booksellers and fans on Auel's return; Sales record posted by Auel on his first book 'Clan of the Cave Bear' in 1979; Source of...
- COVERING THE WATERFRONT. // Publishers Weekly;3/1/2004, Vol. 251 Issue 9, p25
Provides information on author Phillip Lopate's book "Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan" published by Crown Books Corp. Features of the book.
- Future of Crown remains uncertain. // Publishers Weekly;7/13/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 28, p11
Discusses the probability that Crown Books will file for bankruptcy. How NASDAQ stopped the trading of Crown's stock; How Crown's stocks were heavily traded; Reasons for the heavy trading; The low inventory levels at Crown stores; Crown's debts to Ingram.