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TeleRead, the oldest Web site devoted to general-interest news and views on e-books and related topics, is again in the hands of its founder, David H. Rothman. Philadelphia-based NAPCO Media, the seller, has decided to focus on its core brands, markets and growth areas such as events, e-learning and video services. The Rothman-NAPCO deal closed […]

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Print isn't exactly dead in the textbook industry, but it's not the revenue engine it used to be for Boston-based education content company Cengage Learning.

The company - which last year announced it made its Boston office its headquarters from Stamford, Conn. after emerging from bankruptcy last year - has been transforming itself over the past couple of years from a textbook publisher to a product-focused company with a tech concentration.

Leading that tech transformation is George Moore, the company's chief technology officer, who previously worked at medical publishing company Elsevier Health Science in Philadelphia

Book Business parent company North American Publishing Company has announced it is now doing business as NAPCO Media. The new name better represents its evolving portfolio of services while maintaining the brand equity from the company's inception in 1958.

Havertown, PA, November 17, 2014. Philadelphia area based publisher and distributor Casemate is pleased to announce that on January 1, 2015 it will acquire the trade book distributor, International Publishers Marketing of Dulles, VA and that Jane Graf, IPM's director will join Casemate at that time.

Carole Mallory has led quite the life. Though the 72-year-old woman now lives quietly in Norristown, Pennsylvania, her earlier years were nothing short of exciting.

In addition to being a Pan Am stewardess (back when they were actually called stewardesses), actress (she was in Looking for Mr. Goodbar and The Stepford Wives), scantily clad model (she graced the covers of Newsweek, Cosmopolitan and New York magazine), and, oh, fiancee of Pablo Picasso’s son, she also played the paramour to an impressive roster of famous men.

In a trendy coffee shop called Elixr, on a side street off of Philadelphia’s toney Rittenhouse Square, there is funky décor, loud music, strong coffee, and, by the door, a small vending machine. From this machine, for two dollars, one can purchase not cigarettes or candy or any of those other typically unhealthy vending machine wares, but, instead, a short story.

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