Publishers Weekly

Comedian Betty White Lands Book Deal

Showbiz veteran Betty White has been cresting quite the popularity wave lately. After work on TV shows like The Golden Girls, hilarious Super Bowl ads and a guest-hosting stint on Saturday Night Live, she has landed a two-book deal with Penguin.

Publishers Weekly Winces as Reed Sells Titles

Reed Business Information said on Monday that it's found a buyer for its magazines Library Journal and School Library Journal, leaving its publishing-industry bible Publishers Weekly endangered. Some observers believe PW could be shut down by the end of May.

Trade Magazine Publisher Predicts Layoffs, Closures

Reed Business Information's attempts to sell off its magazine division have been repeatedly bungled for two years. Now, unable to find a buyer ready to acquire its 50-plus titles as a package deal, RBI will sell some individually, and others will be shut down.