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August 2001

August 31, 2001
· Penton Media Announces Internet World Layoffs
· Unpublished Works of Louis L'Amour Available Online

August 29, 2001
· IAB Accuses Gator.com Of Illegal Business Practices
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Stephen King Offers Free Online Prologue to Dark Towers 5
· Hachette Filipacchi Magazines Launches ELLEgirl
· BigWords.com Returns As Textbook Price Comparison Service

August 24, 2001
· Internet Pirates Target Top Authors
· Penguin Announces Ebook Publishing Plans
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· CanWest To Acquire Hollinger's 50% Interest In National Post

August 23, 2001
· Amazon.com and Circuit City Announce Ecommerce Deal
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· First Annual Legacy Awards for Black Writers
· Open Ebook Forum Releases Updated Specification
· Commonwealth Business Media Buys Journal Of Commerce Group
· 22nd Century, Inc. Acquires Prima Tech
· CMP Media's InformationWeek Launches Optimize
· Planet PDA Magazine Launches Online
· Hallmark and Pleasant Company Announce Licensing Agreement
· Freedom Technology Media Consolidates Operations in New York

August 17, 2001
· The Industry Standard Ceases Publication
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Former Publisher Picks Up Working Mother Magazine
· Right Start to Acquire Zany Brainy Assets

August 15, 2001
· Hungry Minds to be Acquired by John Wiley
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Ziff Davis Announces Game Magazine For Teens
· Ebay And America Online Expand Partnership
· Latinos On Wheels Magazine Debuts at Miami Auto Show
· Travelution.com Launches Online Leisure Travel Magazine

August 10, 2001
· Salon Media Secures New Financing
· Time Inc.'s Business 2.0 Unveils Inaugural Issue
· 101communications, Business Technology Association Alliance

August 8, 2001
· New Ebook Expires After Ten Hours
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· Former President Clinton to Publish Memoir With Knopf
· iPublish.com Unveils New Authors Discovered Online
· Veronis Suhler Forecasts Media and Publishing Industry Rebound
· Mystery Writers of America to Use iUniverse Publishing Platform
· ESPN Announces EXPN Magazine Prototype
· Travel Magazine Covers Haunted Destinations
· Gaming Industry Booming According to Survey
· NYTimes.com and FT.com Announce Content Agreement
· The Thomson Corporation to Acquire NewsEdge Corporation
· IDEV Launches Content Management Resource
· Yahoo Education Launches

August 3, 2001
· Borders.com Website Relaunches With Amazon.com Technology
· TheGlobe.com To Close Online Community, Cut Staff
· Thomas Nelson Publishing Announces Job Cuts
· Adobe and Education Publishers Ready Etextbooks For Fall

August 1, 2001
· Pew Center Survey Finds Editors Support Interactivity
· Publishing Industry Soundbytes
· National Book Festival To Be Held September 8th
· Toysrus.com and Amazon.com Launch Imaginarium.com
· Bay/SOMA Publishing Acquires Bay Books & Tapes

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