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• IDG Books, publisher of the wacky For Dummies series, has discovered Beetlemania – the new Volkswagen Beetle that is.… Read More »

October 29, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: Industry News

Lawrence Jackson

The Canadian writing community lost one of its staunchest supporters of authors’ rights when Newfoundland writer Lawrence “Larry” Jackson, 56,… Read More »

October 29, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: People

New delay on copyright

Industry representatives and federal bureaucrats will have to clear two hurdles before seeing the release of regulations to accompany Canada’s… Read More »

October 29, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: Industry News

Tie-ins

• Bantam Doubleday Dell has the official novelization to the new film featuring those effete, British crimestoppers The Avengers (in… Read More »

October 29, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: Industry News

Letters

Dummies overlookedOn behalf of IDG Books Worldwide, let me clarify a few points regarding our business in Canada (“How to… Read More »

October 29, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: People

Anatomy of a blurb

Anatomy of a blurbAuthor: William BurrillClaim to fame: eye magazine columnistBook: Naked EyeBlurber: P. J. O’RourkeFirst contact between author and… Read More »

October 29, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: Industry News

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• A European Commission investigation into the cross-border fixing of book prices in Germany, Austria, and the German-speaking part of… Read More »

October 29, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: Industry News

Nelvana at a glance

Founded: 1971 by then-York University students Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert, and British animator and designer Clive Smith.Offices: Nelvana employs… Read More »

October 29, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: Industry News

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CROWNING GLORY• According to Entertainment Weekly, a study commissioned by the American Booksellers Association shows African-Americans are just as likely… Read More »

October 29, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: Industry News

Tie-ins

• H.B. Fenn and Company has Rounders: A Screenplay and Rounders: A Novel, timed with the September release of the… Read More »

October 28, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: Industry News

Letters

Overstating the case?In response to Tim Brandt’s letter decrying Penguin’s cross-promotion with Starbucks as an “evil” scheme (Sept., p. 3),… Read More »

October 28, 2003 at 12:00am | Filed under: People