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Innovation, ROI and Weathering a Stormy Economy Dominate Conversations at the 2009 Publishing Business Conference & Expo
April 7, 2009

[...] we weren't sure what to expect this year, but we felt that it was more important than ever for us to hold this event-to provide strategic and tactical guidance for publishers, to show them what technology and solutions are available to them to help them cut costs and improve their businesses, and to provide a forum for them to share their challenges and ideas with their peers in the industry, says Noelle Skodzinski, editor-in-chief of Publishing Executive and Book Business, and the conference director. Tuesday's highlights included a poignant keynote panel debating the implications of the Google Book Search settlement for book publishers, and a high-level panel discussion centered on steering magazine publishing companies through the transformative shifts in the media industry. The event also included a two-day expo which hosted more than 70 of the industry’s top technology and service providers including Atex, Datatrax, Follett Digital Resources, Foster Printing Service,, Content Data Solutions, Managing Editor Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Nstein, InfoPrint Solutions, Texterity, Blue Toad, Quark, Publishers Press, Democrat Printing, Quebecor World, WoodWing Solutions, Cascades Fine Paper and many more. About Publishing Business Conference & Expo The Publishing Business Conference & Expo is produced by North American Publishing Co. (NAPCO), publisher of Publishing Executive, Book Business, Target Marketing, Catalog Success, In-Plant Graphics, Printing Impressions, and other leading trade periodicals.

Quebecor World Posts $77.7 Million 2Q Loss
August 15, 2008

Quebecor World Inc., the troubled printer currently undergoing a restructuring during bankruptcy protection from its creditors, announced this week that it posted a second-quarter net loss of $77.7 million, or $0.44 per share. The loss well exceeded last year’s second-quarter loss of $10.8 million, or $.04 per share. “We have made important progress in the last six months to preserve the long-term sustainable profitability of our company while working through a process to ensure fair and equitable consideration for all stakeholders,” said Jacques Mallette, president and CEO of Quebecor World. “The sale of our European operations was one such step which will allow us

Quebecor World Creates New Publishing Services Group Integrating Magazine, Book and Directory Businesses
June 18, 2008

Montréal, Canada – Quebecor World Inc. (TSX: IQW) today announced that it is integrating its Magazine, Book and Directory Divisions into a single operating structure. The new Publishing Services Group will streamline the Company’s operations, improve services, and better serve existing and new publishing customers. “This organizational change will unify the capabilities of Quebecor World’s Magazine, Book and Directory Divisions under one operating platform. This customer focused platform will allow the Company to optimize its resources and cost structure to further improve service to our publishing customers,” said Jacques Mallette, President and CEO Quebecor World Inc. Kevin J. Clarke will lead this new Publishing

Quebecor World Unloads European Operations
June 6, 2008

Quebecor World Inc. has announced that a definitive purchase agreement is in place that will turn its European operation over to Hombergh/De Pundert Group (HHBV), a Netherlands-based investment group. The transaction is valued at approximately $200 million.“The sale of our European operations is an important step in our restructuring activities that we believe should enable…

May 1, 2008

‘Dude,’ Where’s Our Money? $587,210 is owed by former Major League Baseball player Lenny “The Dude” Dykstra to Doubledown Media, according to a counterclaim filed by the publisher for costs the company incurred throughout the launch of his Players Club magazine. Doubledown’s counterclaim is in response to a suit filed by Dykstra in federal court on April 25 in which he sought $500,000 in damages from the publisher. Source: New York Post Study Shows More Publishers Offering Digital Editions The number of business-to-business magazines offering digital editions has increased more than 300% from 2005 to 2007, with total subscriptions also increasing more than 300%.