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4 Ways You Can Profit From the Zombie Apocalypse

AMC's "The Walking Dead" is a runaway hit,and its ratings just keep getting bigger. Clearly, America is in a post-apocalyptic mood, as hooked on zombies as we are on vampires. So if you've got the brains, you might want to invest in this undead trend. Here are four stocks to consider before the world ends.

Blood Money: Vampires'
$10 Billion Economic Impact

Sexy, strong, dangerous and immortal, it seems that vampires have acquired another quality: lucrative. As we prepare for Friday's release of Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 we examine just how much money the vampire biz has contributed to the modern economy.

Book Publisher Macmillan Launches New Film and TV Division

Macmillan isn't the first major publishing house to jump into the film and TV waters, but with today's launch of Macmillan Films, it is the latest. Brendan Deneen, a former development executive and literary agent, will run the venture to take Macmillan's books to both the big and small screens.

Random House, Hachette Cash In on Bestsellers

Two of the largest publishing houses -- Random House and Hachette -- have demonstrated again that when authors like Stephenie Meyer or Stieg Larsson become big phenomenons, big sales -- and big profits -- are the result. But when a phenomenon starts to wane, red ink can start creeping into the black.

A Midnight Boost for Big-Budget Movie Openings

Midnight movie screenings used to be the domain of cult classics. But in recent years, midnight openings of blockbuster films like Eclipse, The Dark Knight and Avatar, have proven it a strategy that can boost both ticket sales and buzz.

As 'Twilight' Fades, Hachette Sees Its Sales Darken

Profits at Lagardere, the parent of the Hachette Book Group, may have been buoyed for years by Stephenie Meyer's novels, but unlike vampires, the series' high sales couldn't last forever. With no new books from Meyers' first-quarter earnings dropped 6.5% from this point in 2009.