Quill and Quire

by Q&Q Staff

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When Jack Stoddart and the partners at Macfarlane Walter & Ross announced in January the sale of MWR to McClelland & Stewart, they neglected to reveal one important piece of information: the price.How much did ... Read More »

October 16, 2003

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Speaking up for SomervilleRe: “Landlord sues Somerville,” (Dec. 1999):Admittedly, many of the actions of Somerville House deserve close scrutiny. I would not attempt to defend their confusing finances. But at some point, someone somewhere has ... Read More »

October 16, 2003

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What a bust! With few reported incidents of computer-related Y2K problems, most booksellers are planning to pack up their remaining inventory and send it back by the boxload. But not everyone’s convinced the problem’s completely ... Read More »

October 16, 2003

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Amazon, verbTo take away business from a more established rival by being the first to build an online presence.B2BBusiness-to-business; describes transactions in which one company sells a service or product directly to another company.B2CBusiness-to-consumer; describes ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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Pearson PTR Canada has launched a new business imprint it hopes will find an audience among the tech-savvy generation of managers leading the dot-com revolution, while also giving Canadian authors an entrée into the international ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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"Guardedly optimistic” is a phrase publishers are using to describe their reaction to the announcement that Reed Exhibition Companies Canada plans to buy the Canadian Booksellers Association convention and trade show. They have good reason ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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We’re here!Bravo on covering a topic that has been largely ignored: minorities in publishing (May 2000). I thought Anita Lahey did an admirable job of tackling a sensitive subject, and I loved the cover art. ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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The central branch of Richmond Public Library loans its four SoftBook readers for a two-week period, with no renewals and an overdue fine of $5 per day. (Initially, patrons were asked to leave a credit ... Read More »

October 8, 2003