Harry Hoffman Dies at 92; Led the Expansion of Waldenbooks

In a pre-Amazon world, Mr. Hoffman solidified his company’s stature as the No. 1 book retailer in the United States. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-05 23:22:22 UTC ]
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Bookselling Visionary Harry Hoffman Dies at 92

Harry Hoffman, the most powerful person in bookselling in the 1980s as the CEO of Waldenbooks, died on May 20 at age 92. Hoffman took over the 500-bookstore chain in 1979 and, when he retired in 1991, the chain had about 1,300 outlets and sales of over $1 billion. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Harold Evans, Crusading Newspaperman With a Second Act, Dies at 92

In Britain, he helped redefine high-quality newspapers and challenged legal restrictions on the press. In America, he brought new scope and glitz to book publishing as the head of Random House. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Sir Harold Evans, trail-blazing newspaper editor, dies aged 92

Legendary British-American media figure was behind major investigations including exposure of thalidomide scandalSir Harold Evans, the legendary editor whose 70-year career as a hard-driving investigative journalist, magazine founder, book publisher and author made him one of the most... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Albert Uderzo, a creator of the beloved comic book character Asterix, dies at 92

His character Asterix captured the spirit of the French of the 1960s and grew into a worldwide phenomenon. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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'Queen of Suspense' Mary Higgins Clark dies aged 92

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Sol Stein, Publisher, Author and Champion of James Baldwin, Dies at 92

A founder of the publishing house Stein and Day, he also worked with Dylan Thomas, Budd Schulberg and David Frost and wrote more than a dozen books. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Lee Iacocca, a star CEO who led Ford and saved Chrysler, has died

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Salt snaps up 'expansive' debut from Amanthi Harris

Salt will publish an "emotionally-charged" debut of anger, identity and independence by Amanthi Harris. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Indie Publisher Anita Miller Dies at 92

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Obituary: Roslyn Targ, Longtime Agent, Dies at 92

Roslyn Targ, a longtime Manhattan literary agent who worked with some of the biggest writers of her day and brought translated American works to Europe, died in her Greenwich Village apartment on October 29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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English science fiction great Brian Aldiss, author behind Spielberg film 'AI,' dies at 92

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Brian Aldiss dies aged 92

“Extraordinary” science fiction writer Brian Aldiss died on Saturday (19th August) after celebrating his 92nd birthday the previous day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jack Chick, fundamentalist Christian cartoonist, dies at 92

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Sci-fi author Harry Harrison dies

American science fiction writer Harry Harrison, best known for The Stainless Steel Rat and the book that inspired Charlton Heston's classic film Soylent Green, has died aged 87. Continue reading at BBC News

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Jean Craighead George dies at 92; children's author

Jean Craighead George was a leading writer of novels about nature for young readers. One of her best-known works was the Newbery Medal-winning 'Julie of the Wolves.' After children's author Jean Craighead George revealed that she wanted to write a book about a girl who talks with wolves,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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You're a legend Harry! The Harry Potter books turn 20

We dug into the archives to find the first Kiwi review of Harry Potter, but the earliest seems to be from 1999.  Continue reading at Stuff

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BookExpo 2017: Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket, and Chris Harris Create Magic

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Happy birthday, Harry Potter! A look back at Harry's special days

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Sara Lycett, medical publishing house executive, dies

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