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2004 Archives

December 2004

December 28, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Wikinews Offers Content From Citizen Journalists
· Spending on Paid Content Climbs 14%
· Alex Keegan Launches The Seventh Quark

December 17, 2004
· Scientific American Editors Launch MIND Magazine
· L.A.'s African American Communities Get New Weekly
· AAP Reports Mixed October Publishing Sales
· New Lifestyle Magazine to Cover Metro Detroit
· Dow Jones Launches Weekly Newsletter Covering Online Retail

December 10, 2004
· Tom Hanks Takes Lead in Da Vinci Code Film
· Singingfish Launches Audio and Video Search Engine
· Merriam-Webster Announces 2004 Words of the Year
· Chronicle Books to Publish Senator Barbara Boxer Novel
· Gannett to Acquire HomeTown Communications Network
· New Magazine Focuses on Job Creativity and Innovation

December 3, 2004
· New Line Buys Rights to Bestselling Relationship Book
· Children Find Books Inside Cheerios Cereal Boxes
· Dow Jones to Acquire MarketWatch
· SSC to Launch Magazine for Linux Users
· Borders Announces 2004 Original Voices Nominees
· Nick Cassavetes to Direct Iron Man
· China's Linktone Launches Mobile Literature Channel

November 2004

November 29, 2004
· HarperCollins to Launch Collins Division
· Kingfisher and New York Times to Publish Children's Books
· New Line Acquires Rights to Marquez Novel
· Mary Ann Liebert Launches Obesity Management Journal
· Susan Lyne Named President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living

November 19, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Newsweek Launches Tip Magazine
· RAVE to Launch New South Asian Lifestyle Magazine
· New Lifestyle Magazine Targets 25 to 35 Year Old Women
· Publishers and Authors File Suit against Treasury Department
· Genre Magazine, Window Media and Unite Media Join Forces
· The Knot Launches Website for Newlyweds
· Tom Petty Signs Deal for Authorized Biography

November 5, 2004
· Thomas Nelson Launches Political Imprint
· Dylan Thomas Literary Prize Launched
· McGraw-Hill Launches My House Magazine
· New Sacramento Business Magazine Launches
· New Milwaukee Lifestyle Publication Launches
· Blogs Popular During 2004 Elections


October 2004

October 29, 2004
· WSJ.com and ConsumerReports.org Announce Content Agreement
· Monarch Publishing to Focus on Spirituality and Healing
· Sony Online Entertainment Launches Gaming Magazine
· Yoga Journal Test Launches New Lifestyle Magazine
· PLoS Medicine Offers Free Access to Medical Research
· Paid Movie Downloads Follow Digital Music's Lead
· New Regional Magazine Launches in Silicon Valley
· Vivisimo Launches Clusty.com Search Site

October 22, 2004
· New Line Acquires Film Rights to Susanna Clarke Novel
· Conde Nast Purchases Assets of YM Magazine
· Meredith and Marvel Announce Children's Book Deal

October 15, 2004
· CurtCo Acquires Assets of Gulfshore Media
· Enoble Media Group Launches Carblite Magazine
· Golf Connoisseur to Debut in December
· Richard A. Clarke to Write Thriller Novel
· New Magazine Violet Targets Today's Modern Family
· Hayzlett Companies Acquires Graphic Communications World
· HarperCollins Signs Picture Book Deal with Brooks and Reiner

October 8, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Life Debuts as Weekend Magazine
· Magazine for Snowshoers Launches
· LookSmart Acquires Furl.net
· Hyperion to Publish John Travolta's Autobiography

September 2004

September 24, 2004
· AAN Announces Launch of AltWeeklies.com
· Alzheimer's Foundation of America Launches New Magazine
· Blume to Receive National Book Foundation 2004 Medal
· Lois McMaster Bujold Wins Hugo Award
· George Lucas Educational Foundation Launches Edutopia

September 17, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Taste of the South Magazine Launches
· St. Petersburg Times Launches Free Weekly Tabloid
· Great State Publishing Launches Maryland Life
· YTD Publishing Sales on Track Despite Weak July
· Joe Veltre Launches Artists Literary Group

September 10, 2004
· Martha Stewart Living Acquires Body & Soul Magazine
· New Political Magazine to Launch in November
· Sony Music Entertainment and BMG Unite
· Principal Photography Begins on King Kong
· CXO Media Launches Magazine for Corporate Marketers
· Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson Join Harry Potter Cast

August 27, 2004
· Hearst Magazines Launches Shop Etc. Magazine
· POW!, iBooks and Komikwerks Launch Online Comics Service
· New National Magazine Targets College Students
· Viacom to Acquire SportsLine.com

August 20, 2004
· Librarian of Congress Appoints Ted Kooser Poet Laureate
· Magazine Launches Based on Popular Chicken Soup Books
· CurtCo Media Acquires ShowBoats International Magazine

August 6, 2004
· RWA Names Rita Award Winners

July 2004

July 30, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· June Publishing Sales Mixed
· Ziff Davis to Launch ExtremeTech in October
· CQ Acquires Washington HealthBeat
· HarperCollins Launches Behind The Pages Program
· Syllabus to Become Campus Technology Magazine
· Symantec and Addison-Wesley to Launch Symantec Press

July 23, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· CNET Networks to Acquire Webshots
· Magazines and Newspapers Target Younger Readers
· Fox and Walden Media Sign Five Picture Deal
· Creative Light Launches Reality TV Community
· Blue Balliett Awarded 2004 Chicago Tribune Prize
· Broadband Threatens Current Video Distribution Models
· New Magazine Targets Restaurant Startups
· CNET and New York Times Announce Content Relationship

July 13, 2004
· House Defeats Reader Privacy Amendment
· Scholastic Launches New Graphic Novel Imprint

July 9, 2004
· NEA Survey Finds Literary Reading in Dramatic Decline
· Moogul Launches Online Sharing Marketplace

July 2, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Survey: Most Americans Oppose Music Download Lawsuits
· Book, Library Groups Seek Reader Privacy
· Adult Hardcover Sales Climb in May
· IGN Entertainment to Acquire Rotten Tomatoes
· Production Begins on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
· Thomson to Acquire Information Holdings Inc.

June 2004

June 25, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Scholastic and LEGO Company Announce Publishing Partnership
· 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year Winners Announced
· IDG's PC World Launches Digital World
· Ebooks Corporation Launches Library Platform
· James L. Nelson Wins Military Novel Award
· Production Commences on Latest Harry Potter Film
· Hollywood Media to Acquire Studio Systems


June 18, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Consumer Book Sales Up Six Percent in 2003
· Authors Guild Presses Members to Negotiate Ebook Royalties
· American Lawyer Media Launches GC New York
· Online Games Have Stickiest Websites
· OverTime Magazine Debuts
· New York Times to Offer Online Archives From 1800s
· Woman's Day Features Librarian Book Recommendations

June 11, 2004
· Clinton's Memoirs Set to Hit Bookstores
· Life to Return as Weekend Magazine in Newspapers
· Marvel Comics to Publish Superhero Novels
· Riverhead/Freestyle Line Focuses on Urban Culture
· Author of Tibet Mysteries Banned in China
· Romentics To Publish Gay Fiction With Warner Books
· Innova's Launch List Features Lifestyle Titles
· New Site AnimalAttraction.com Combines Pets, Dating
· 17th Annual Bram Stoker Award Winners Announced
· Consumers Spend More on Children's Books, Buy Less
· New Travel Magazine Covers Timeshare Property


June 4, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· New Social Networking Sites Continue to Launch
· Andy Seybold Launches 3G Today Newsletter
· Maureen Dowd To Publish Bushworld This August
· Record Ebook Sales Recorded in First Quarter of 2004
· New Family Magazine Debuts in the Hamptons
· Harcourt Achieve Acquires Saxon Publishers
· IDG's Gamestar Magazine Targets Adult Gamers
· CMP Media's TechWeb Network Launches MessagingPipeline.com
· Microsoft and CMP Media Create TechNet Magazine
· Karen Neuburger and Cedco to Develop Writing Journals
· G.P. Taylor Signs Book Deal with Penguin Group
· Producers Guild of America Debuts New Website
· Q Television Will Offer Gay and Lesbian Programming
· Scholastic to Publish Children's Book by Diane McWhorter
· AAP Reports April Book Sale Data
· Thomson Delmar Learning Acquires NetLearning

May 2004

May 28, 2004
· MTV Announces TV Network for Gay and Lesbian Viewers
· Blogging Continues To Gain Popularity
· CMP Media Launches Online Offshoring Publication
· Al Gore Launches Cable Network for Young Adults
· BowTie, Inc. Acquires Doral Publishing
· U.S. Book Production Soars in 2003
· 2004 National Magazine Award Winners
· Hoy LLC and Megazines Publications Enter Partnership
· Hyperion Signs Book Deal With Brooke Shields

May 21, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· 80% of Online Americans Read Internet News
· Microsoft Certified Professional Becomes Redmond Magazine
· BowTie Acquires Kennel Club Books
· Slooh Offers Live Viewing of Outer Space
· Warner to Publish Book by CNN Anchor Lou Dobbs
· Merriam-Webster Announces Top Ten Favorite Words

May 14, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· 8th Annual Webby Award Winners Announced
· Study: Local Search Providers Threaten Newspapers
· Football Pro Ryan McNeil to Launch OverTime Magazine
· Wenner Books Announces Venture with Hyperion
· Music Player Network to Provide Content to eBay Buyers
· New Magazine to Cover Gay and Lesbian Marriage
· Broad Street Community Newspapers Acquires Star Publications
· Texas Lawyer Launches Executive Legal Adviser
· BusinessWeek Student Case Writing Competition Debuts

May 7, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Reader's Digest and NASCAR Form Publishing Partnership
· Sun Media Announces Launch of Observer Star
· Meximerica Launches Chain of Hispanic Daily Newspapers
· NAPCO Launches Picture Business Magazine

April 2004

April 30, 2004
· American Media's Thalia Magazine Premieres
· Discounts and Used Books Drive Consumer Demand

April 23, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· 2003 Nebula Awards Winners Announced
· Time Inc. to Launch All You Magazine
· Lemony Snicket's Popularity Soars
· Lulu.com Enters Self-Publishing Services Marketplace
· Broadband Adoption Rates Highest Among Affluent Surfers
· Peep And The Big Wide World Companion Site Launched

April 16, 2004
· National Journalism Award Winners Announced
· Book Sense Announces Best Books From First Five Years
· RIOT Media Targets Tween Market
· CMP Media Launches Electronics Supply & Manufacturing
· Latina Girls Magazine Launches Teen Version
· Joss Whedon To Direct Serenty for Universal Pictures

April 9, 2004
· 2003 Book Publishing Net Sales Rise
· American Media Plans Automotive Magazine
· CXO Media Aims New Magazine at Chief Marketing Officers
· California Newspaper Publishers Launch LA.com
· Oster Communications Launches Trader's Source Magazine

April 2, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Survey: Parents Unaware Of Illegal File Swapping
· 1stBooks Becomes AuthorHouse
· Alternative Newsweeklies Go Global
· Pine, Witherspoon and Carlisle Form InkWell Management
· Disney To Make Films Based On Judy Blume Books
· Fed Tech Magazine Debuts for Federal Technology Executives

March 2004

March 26, 2004
· Electronic Arts and Marvel Partner on Videogames
· Study: Many Americans Blame High CD Prices for Downloading
· CNET Networks Acquires WGR Media
· 2003 Gamers' Choice Awards Announced
· Pfingsten Acquires Advanstar Art Group
· Disney Signs Agreement With Walden Media to Produce Narnia
· New Magazine Focuses on Temporary/Contract Staffing
· Arizona Technology Magazine Launches

March 19, 2004
· American Lawyer Media to Launch Small Firm Business
· Jack Welch to Publish Business Book with HarperCollins
· 7th Annual Interactive Achievement Award Winners Announced
· Active Interest Media Acquires Home Buyer Publications
· King Publishing Launches New Military Daily
· Tucows Acquires BlogRolling.com

March 12, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Yahoo Debuts New Search Technology
· Guideposts Magazine Debuts At Newsstands
· FireSafe People Magazine Launched
· American Press Institute Launches BusinessJournalism.org
· New Magazine Targets Novice Stargazers
· 2003 Overall Music Sales Decline
· PennWell Announces Oil & Gas Financial Journal
· Dow Jones to Acquire Alternative Investor Group

March 5, 2004
· Google Expands Index to 6 Billion Items
· Lord of the Rings Ties Oscar Record
· Passion of The Christ Drives Traffic to Movie Sites
· Abebooks.com Launches Spanish Books Section
· LowCarbiz Launches Business-to-Business Magazine
· HorsePeople Magazine Debuts
· MySQL AB and Pearson Education Launch MySQL Press

February 2004

February 27, 2004
· Disney Acquires The Muppets
· Kevin Smith to Write and Direct Green Hornet Film
· IGN Launches GameStats.com
· Journal on Foodborne Diseases Launched
· Borders Announces 2003 Original Voices Award Winners
· 56th Annual Writers Guild Award Winners Announced
· 2003 Directors Guild of America Awards Announced

February 20, 2004
· Ziff Davis Media to Launch Sync Magazine
· Robb Report Debuts Luxury Motorcycling Publication
· HarperCollins Signs Mia Hamm to Picture Book Deal
· Alacritude, eLibrary Relaunch as HighBeam.com
· ICBC Launches Innercity Magazine
· BizExUSA Debuts Inspire Your World
· Retribution Named International Book of the Month

February 13, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· American Media to Create Shelter Magazine
· Ripplewood and ZelnickMedia Acquire Time Life
· Wet Dog Media To Launch Women's Sports Magazine
· New Watersports Magazine Debuts in South Florida

February 6, 2004
· Ziff Davis Announces Winners of the 1UP Awards
· Jacob and Emily Top Most Popular Baby Names
· Country Music 2003
· Publishers Find Some Gains in December
· New Golf Publication Targets Minorities

January 2004

January 30, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Reiman Publications Launches Backyard Living Magazine
· Project Greenlight Returns for Third Season
· Primedia Launches Consumer Magazine for Digital Homes
· Lozano Enterprises Acquires Equity Investment in La Opinion
· James Carville to Publish Children's Book
· Lee and Liberty Group to Exchange Newspapers

January 23, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Americans Flock to Tax Websites
· Merriam-Webster Announces 2003 Words of the Year
· Revenue Magazine to Launch January 2004
· Hot Gaming Trends in 2003
· DiCamillo, Gerstein Win Newbery, Caldecott Medals
· CMP Media Launches Xtreme Video Magazine

January 9, 2004
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes

January 2, 2004
· Ziff Davis Media Launches Gaming Industry News
· IGN and GameSpy Announce Merger Agreement
· Third International Book of the Month Selected
· LookSmart Launches Full Text Article Search
· Reader's Digest Launches Readers' Choice Awards
· Ray Romano to Publish Children's Book With Simon & Schuster
· Scholastic Acquires P.B. Kerr's New Children's Trilogy

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