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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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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Authors to Washington Post: Save Book World

AP via Google: Various historians and authors have signed an open letter asking The Washington Post not to shut down their Sunday Book World, one of the few remaining stand-alone book sections. The Post wants to incorporate the book section into another section of the newspaper as a cost-savings measure.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

RIP Realms of Fantasy Redux

More on Jake's post of the death of Realms of Fantasy. Some avid fans are trying to reverse the decision. Here is the appeal, reported by SF Scope.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

RIP Realms of Fantasy

We heard from SFScope, via @clarkesworld on Twitter:
Breaking news: Realms of Fantasy is closing down following publication of its April 2009 issue. Managing Editor Laura Cleveland told SFScope the news came very suddenly, indeed, even Editor Shawna McCarthy (currently on vacation in Italy) hadn't been informed yet. The only reason we got the story is that rumors broke through the blogosphere today.

More information at the SFScope link.

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