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Primedia Business Information (Now Prism Business Media)


January 27, 2006

buyer: Wasserstein & Co. | seller: Primedia Business, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts | price: $385 million | date: August takeaway: Primedia's sale of its business division left the shrinking company with only its top breadwinners;enthusiast and consumer guides. Freshly renamed Prism Business Media gives Wasserstein, now a major publishing player, an instant platform for bolt-on deals.

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F+W Publications


January 27, 2006

buyer: ABRY Partners | seller: F+W Publications | price: $500 million| date: August takeaway: By going to court and seeking to rescind the deal in November, ABRY risks a long and potentially embarrassing public ordeal.

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New Thinking for Online Edit


January 26, 2006

“What do you have that I can’t go after easily?” That’s the question Dan Bigman, Forbes.com managing editor, has been challenging b-to-b editors and publishers with recently. In January, he sounded some alarms at an editorial reception hosted by American Business Media, saying that he could easily hire “one of your editors” to replicate trade-style coverage.

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The Move To Digital Prepress, CTP, And Soft Proofing


January 26, 2006

Digital production, embraced today by publishers and printers alike, now defines the trafficking, integration, and distribution of both advertising and editorial materials. Publishers receive ads via email, tap into their printer's workflow to make changes on the fly, check and approve pages on Web-based proofing sites, and communicate with their printer online in real time.

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Tips For Choosing A Printer


January 26, 2006

When choosing a printer, you're choosing a business partner. And you want to be sure to choose the right one. Lots of printers have the staff and equipment to process your work efficiently and within budget. Many also provide excellent quality and support. A printer that works well for one publisher, however, may or may not be the best choice for another.

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Trying Blogging On For Size


January 26, 2006

by Dale Buss Publishers and editors remain split on the value of blogs to their readers, their publications and their brands, and they're even divided on what makes a good blog. But many agree it isn't too risky or costly to find out whether their prejudices are correct.

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Portal Redux


January 26, 2006

I never thought I'd hear the word "portal" these days outside conversation that was anything but reminiscent. Yet it's popping up all over lately as more magazine publishers obscure print brands behind a larger online brand. So what's different this time?

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