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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nielson Folds Kirkus Reviews and Editor & Publisher

By way of the SFWA: Nielsen Business Media is downsizing to concentrate on its core brands. It has sold eight brands, including Adweek and Billboard, to a new partnership, e5 Global Media Holdings. However, it is shutting down two other important, longstanding brands, Kirkus Reviews and Editor & Publisher. (Both links were active at the time of posting.)

Editor & Publisher is the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the North American newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates.

Based in New York City, the magazine dates back to 1884, when The Journalist, a weekly, was founded. E&P was launched in 1901 and merged with The Journalist in 1907....(more).

Kirkus Reviews, founded in 1933, is published biweekly and reviews, 2 to 3 months before the publication date, approximately 5,000 titles per year: fiction, mysteries, sci-fi, translations, nonfiction, and children's and young-adult books. The reviews are reliable and authoritative, written by specialists selected for their knowledge and expertise in a particular field.

It takes the Kirkus staff, plus more than 100 freelance writers....(more).

One hopes someone will pick up these publications.

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