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Blackwell Sale Means Profits for Informa

The Bookseller reports that Informa, parent of Taylor & Francis, made 33.4m poiunds from the sale of Blackwell Publishing to John Wiley. The figure is revealed in Informa’s interim results, which showed that the business improved its adjusted profit by 14% to 95.6m pounds despite flat sales of 532.5m pounds. Informa’s total publishing sales, at 205.5m pounds accounted for 39% of the first half year revenues. On a pro forma basis this represented an increase of 6%. Informa said that more than half of the revenue, 62%, was subscription based.

David Gilbertson, chief executive, said that all three divisions (Academic & Scientific, Professional and Commercial) translated good pro forma revenue growth into even greater adjusted operating profit increases. The Academic & Scientific division had resilient pro forma revenue growth of 7%, translating into pro forma adjusted operating profit growth of 27%.

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Book Deal For Ousted US Attorney

PW Daily’s Matthew Thornton reports that David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney for the District of New Mexico who was one of nine federal prosecutors fired by the Bush administration, has just signed a book deal. Eric Nelson at John Wiley, who took North American rights in an auction conducted by Sandra Dijkstra. In the book, Iglesias will reveal his side of the story in the evolving U.S. attorney scandal that has compromised the tenure of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Iglesias, who served as the U.S. attorney for New Mexico from October 2001 to February 2007, was also chairman of a committee of U.S. attorneys that advised former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft on border and immigration issues. He will write the yet-to-be-titled memoir with Davin Seay, and Wiley anticipates an April 2008 pub date.