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June 2001

June 29, 2001
· Yahoo to Acquire Launch Media
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Book-of-the-Month Club Reinstates Editorial Judges Panel
· Jenkins Acquires Christian Writers Guild
· Hanley-Wood Purchases Two Magazines From Leisure Publications
· Gale Group Partners With Ancestry.com

June 28, 2001
· Microsoft Debuts CNBC on MSN Money
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Scope Communications Acquires Nua Internet Surveys
· Marriott Launches New Guest Room Magazine
· Franklin Cuts Deals For More Ebookman Content
· R.R. Bowker Adds Alibris Links To Booksinprint.com
· SGMA To Launch Sports Industry Trade Magazine
· Web Awards Industry Site Launches

June 26, 2001
· Microsoft Proceeds With Controversial Smart Tags

June 25, 2001
· Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Freelancers
· Online Publishers Association Founded
· National Geographic and New York Times Announce Science Times
· ELLEgirl.com Website Launches

June 22, 2001
· Layoffs Follow iVillage and Women.com Merger
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· CNET Launches Online Courses
· Barnes & Noble Opens Doors For iUniverse Authors
· CurtCo Acquires Robb Report and Showcase Lifestyle Magazines

June 20, 2001
· Yellowbrix to Acquire iSyndicate
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· DotComScoop and NetSlaves Merge
· Simon & Schuster Launches Blackbookscentral.com
· Xerox PARC Announces Future of Reading Exhibit
· Martha Stewart Signs Book Deal with Clarkson Potter
· ChatSpace Launches Website For Community Professionals
· Ziff Davis to Launch Baseline Magazine

June 15, 2001
· Salon Receives Nasdaq Delisting Notice
· Fictionwise Launches Isaac Asimov Ebooks
· Humanitas Prize Finalists Announced
· SportingKid Magazine To Debut August 2001

June 13, 2001
· The Industry Standard Unveils New Design
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Gannett Redesigns Military Websites
· Ziff Davis Internet Debuts ExtremeTech
· Book Sense Book of the Year Awards Announced
· FamilyPC Renamed Family Internet Life
· TechTV and BusinessWeek Announce Content Partnership

June 8, 2001
· AOL Time Warner Acquires Business 2.0
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· New York Metro Website To Launch In August
· Journal Register Company Acquires Montgomery Newspaper Group

June 6, 2001
· Consumer Reports and Yahoo Sign Content Distribution Deal
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· DIC Entertainment to Acquire Golden Books
· PWC Forecasts Growth For Global Entertainment and Media
· QMags.com To Deliver Electronic Copies of Magazines Online
· Bell & Howell Becomes ProQuest Company
· Black Newspaper Publishers Announce First 10 Papers for Project
· Conference News Daily Debuts in New York
· Cygnus Business Media Acquires Design/Build Business Magazine
· Zeplin Media Announces Launch of Mojo10.com

June 1, 2001
· Vivendi Universal to Acquire Houghton Mifflin
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Ebooks Now Eligible for National Book Awards
· Study Finds Consumers Are Not Eager to Purchase Ebooks
· Over 500,000 Books Sold By iUniverse.com To Date
· Digital Goods Refers Ebook Publishers to ContentGuard
· R.R. Donnelley and netLibrary Announce Printing Alliance
· Response Magazine Becomes Official Trade Publication of ERA

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