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April 2001

April 27, 2001
· Knight Ridder to Layoff Workers at Most Newspapers
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Salon.com Launches Premium Subscription Service
· NetLibrary Lays Off 90 Employees
· Adobe Delivers Acrobat Ebook Reader 2.1
· ONA Announces Second Annual Online Journalism Awards
· Production Starts On A Wrinkle In Time Mini-Series
· UMG Takes Full Ownership of GetMusic

April 25, 2001
· By 2020 Newspapers May Not Be Printed in Most Cities
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· MSN MoneyCentral and CNBC.com Websites To Merge
· Houghton Mifflin Files Motion for Expedited Appeal
· Thomas Nelson to Explore Strategic Alternatives for C.R. Gibson
· Short Lists for Electronic Literature Awards Announced
· World Book and America Online Announce Agreement
· 2001 Chicago Literary Award Winners Announced

April 20, 2001
· Judge Blocks Publication of Gone With The Wind Parody
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Independent Booksellers and Book Chains Settle Legal Dispute
· Intervisual to Produce 3-D Harry Potter Books
· Small Times Media Launches Nanotechnology Resource
· NexGen Launches Bid Magazine

April 18, 2001
· Trellix to License Pyra Labs' Blogger Technology
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced
· Snowball Announces 33% Staff Reduction
· Scholastic Closing Literacy Place Textbooks Program
· EarthWeb Inc. to Become Dice Inc.
· BookCrossing Encourages Readers to Release Books Into the Wild
· Seattle Pictures Forms Producer Advisory Board

April 13, 2001
· Amazon.com to Run Borders.com Website
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Journalists' Use of Internet at All-Time High
· TV Guide Launches Web Events Guide
· Merriam-Webster Signs Agreement to Provide Dictionaries for C-Pen
· Alloy Acquires Carnegie Communications
· Sys-Con Announces Web Services Developer's Journal

April 11, 2001
· Adobe and Amazon.com Announce Alliance
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· American Express Publishing Announces Content Agreement With AOL
· TheGlobe.com Eliminates 30% Of Its Workforce
· CNET to Acquire Gartner's TechRepublic
· NYTimes.com Goes Live with Rightslink
· E Ink Demonstrates High Resolution Electronic Ink Display
· Rodale to Launch Organic Style
· Publications Unbound Featured in Amazon Ebook Store
· OverDrive Launches Content Reserve
· Digital Goods and Groove Networks Develop Content Storefronts
· Astrobiology Journal Launched By Mary Ann Liebert
· Hungry Minds and HowStuffWorks Announce Book Series

April 6, 2001
· BN.com and Barnes & Noble, Inc. Acquire Majority Stake in Enews
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Yahoo Announces Alliance With Duet Music Subscrition Service
· Xlibris Automates Submission Process
· FTMG Closes Home Office Computing; Launches DestinationSoho
· Fandom Sells Creation Entertainment
· United Entertainment Media Integrates Music Player Network
· New York Times Launches College Times Website

April 4, 2001
· Inside and Brill's Content Merge; Layoffs Result
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Fandom Inc. to Shut Down Online Operations
· MusicNet Launched as New Music Subscription Platform
· Oxygen Media and AOL Expand Strategic Alliance
· Fringe, Inc. Debuts Fringe Golf Magazine
· Dow Jones Announces StartupJournal.com
· Imagine Media's Xbox Magazine Announces Management Team
· McGraw-Hill Offers Digital Textbooks Through Metatext
· AudetteMedia Becomes Adventive

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