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LA Times Serves Up H'wood's New Dining Rules - Posted August 20, 2007
People who know the entertainment biz are well aware that making it in Tinseltown means you understand the inside politics and well as the savvy social skills required to successfully navigate through Hollywood. So it's no surprise that there are oh-so-important rules even when it comes to lunch. However, those rules have... [FishbowlLA]

Temporary Head for Houghton Mifflin's Trade Division - Posted July 31, 2007
Publishers Marketplace reports this morning that Gary Gentel has been promoted to interim president of Houghton Mifflin's Trade and Reference Division, effective immediately. Gentel moves up from corporate vp, director of sales, a position he's held the last four years. HM CEO Tony Lucki told employees today that "Gary will lead... [GalleyCat]

Riverdeep, Mergers High - Posted July 23, 2007
The New York Times rightfully wonders just who on earth is this Barry O'Callaghan guy and why he's not only bought up Houghton Mifflin but now Harcourt Education, thereby turning a small Irish software company into a giant American textbook publisher. Until last year, writes Eric Pfanner, Riverdeep was a relatively... [GalleyCat]

Changes at Penguin Press - Posted June 11, 2007
Publishers Marketplace reports this morning that Eamon Dolan will move from Houghton Mifflin to Penguin Press as vp, editor-in-chief, as of July 9. At HM, Dolan acquired titles by Eric Schlosser, Stefan Fatsis, Nathaniel Fick, Richard Dawkins, and Jerome Groopman, among many others. Current Penguin Press Editor-in-chief Scott Moyers is moving... [GalleyCat]

Hurin Follows in Tolkien's Bestselling Footsteps - Posted May 2, 2007
Should any of us be surprised that the "lost" J.R.R. Tolkien novel THE CHILDREN OF HURIN (edited by his son Christopher Tolkien) is selling like gangbusters since its worldwide release on April 17th? Certainly, as the AP reports, not Houghton Mifflin, celebrating the news th... [GalleyCat]

Riverdeep Cuts Interest Bill - Posted May 2, 2007
The Irish Independent reports that Riverdeep has managed to refinance almost half of a $1.07 billion bridging facility taken out following the company's $3.5 billion reverse takeover of US educational publisher Houghton Mifflin last year. The paper says initial plans to refinance $250m - or a quarter - of the facility... [GalleyCat]

Pulitzer Prize Winners - Posted April 16, 2007
The Pulitzer Prize has announced its winners in a variety of categories, and while our Fishbowl siblings will be dissecting the journalism winners, we'll look at the book-related winners: FICTION: Cormac McCarthy, THE ROAD (Knopf) Also nominated as finalists in this category were: AFTER THIS by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and... [GalleyCat]

New Division for Houghton Mifflin - Posted March 14, 2007
Houghton Mifflin announced this week that the company has launched a new division - the result of the Boston-based publisher's acquisition last year by Irish company HM Rivergroup - to provide integrated learning tools. The new division, called Houghton Mifflin Learning Technology, will develop and deliver interactive pre-K-12 solutions... [GalleyCat]

Ernst & Young Quits as Riverdeep Auditor - Posted February 23, 2007
Brokerage firm Ernst & Young resigned last week as auditors of Riverdeep, the private equity company that recently bought out Houghton Mifflin (and is rumored to be in the running to buy Reed Elsevier). The move may hamper progress on buyouts and in securing fu... [GalleyCat]

Reed To Sell Harcourt Education Arm - Posted February 16, 2007
Continuing a theme of "anything is for sale," Reed Elsevier, mirroring moves by major Dutch and U.S. rivals, said it would sell its education arm as it focuses on faster-growing markets such as legal, medical and scientific electronic... [GalleyCat]

The Story Prize Names its Finalists - Posted January 12, 2007
Fiction collections by authors Mary Gordon, Rick Bass and George Saunders have been named finalists for the third annual Story Prize, given to the year's outstanding book of short fiction. Bass was nominated for THE LIVES OF ROCKS (Houghton Mifflin), Gordon for THE STORIES OF MARY GORDON (Panthe... [GalleyCat]

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