October 25, 2004
News & Opinion: Perseus Books and the WSJ
In todays WSJ they have a special section on Leadership. In that section they have an overview of one of the newer publishers that started as an acquirer. They put together a nice stable of mid level publishers. As I have mentioned in previous posts, Perseus was an important business book publisher that has made the strategic decision to leave our segment. What makes the article is especially interesting is it highlights many of the problems with the publishing industry - backlist and returns. Check it out here [sub. needed].