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As Sandy Loomed, the Publishing Industry Panicked

November 4, 2012
Penguin held its Halloween party at its Soho headquarters the Friday before Sandy in an atmosphere of foreboding. Weather reports were forecasting a destructive path for the hurricane, but the employees were preoccupied by another impending storm. Dressed in their ghoulish costumes, they whispered about a takeover by rivals at Random House.

Within publishing, rumors that the companies might join forces felt like news of a merger between the Yankees and Red Sox.
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