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May 2, 2013—San Francisco—Byliner, the digital publisher and subscription reading service, today announced that Deanna Brown, former CEO of Federated Media, has joined Byliner as President. Brown brings her deep experience in digital media and publishing to the startup, which is the leading publisher in the fastest-growing segment of digital publishing.

Brown is an accomplished media executive with more than 20 years of experience, ranging from entrepreneur to Fortune 500 executive. As CEO of Federated Media, she doubled the company’s revenues and was responsible for building a network that reached 180 million unique visitors a month—outranking Yahoo, AOL, and Microsoft. Prior to Federated, Brown was President of Scripps Networks Interactive, and held Vice President and General Manager titles at Yahoo and AOL. She was CEO and cofounder of Powerful Media/, which was acquired by Primedia, and CEO and founder of Gaming Industry News, which was acquired by Ziff Davis. In 1995, Brown cofounded CondéNet, the digital division of publisher Condé Nast.

Bloomsbury's US subsidiary, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, has completed the purchase of academic publisher Fairchild Books, acquiring the company for $6.5m (4m) from Fairchild Fashion Media. New York-based Fairchild publishes textbooks and educational resources for fashion, merchandising, retailing and interior design students. Its parent company is Fairchild Fashion Media, a unit of magazine publisher Cond Nast. Following the acquisition, the business will be managed by Kathryn Earle, Bloomsbury's head of visual arts, and will report in to Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division. For the year ended 31st December 2011, Fairchild Books generated net profit before tax of $706,000 (440,797) and

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