Two Big Players Show Better Results For Start of 2003

April 2003
Book Publishing Report;4/28/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 17, p1
Trade Publication
Reports the financial performance of Amazon.com Inc. and Reader's Digest (RD) Association Inc. for the first quarter of 2003 in the U.S. Percentage increase of the revenue generated by Amazon.com; Factors contributing to the growth of Amazon.com; Reason for the improvement of the profitability of RD.


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