If Murdoch Can’t Have Penguin, How About S&S?

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Wall Street Journal reports that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, owner of HarperCollins, is exploring acquisition with Simon & Schuster. Reporters Christopher S. Stewart and John Jannarone describe the talks as “preliminary” and issued the usual cautions about shouting Fire when so far there is only smoke. But in the wake of Murdoch’s unrequited bid for Penguin, which landed in the arms of Random House, another merger with a Big Six major makes complete sense.

Pundits are already mixing and matching cute names for the combo.  You’re invited to jump in

Complete story here. Stay tuned!
Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis

About Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis is a leading New York literary agent (www.curtisagency.com) who foresaw the Digital Book Revolution and launched an e-book publishing company early in 2000. E-Reads (www.ereads.com) is one of the foremost independent e-book publishers in the industry, specializing in reprints of genre fiction by leading authors in their fields. Curtis is also a well-known authors advocate, author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction including several books about the publishing industry, and prolific blogger – see his hundreds of other blog posts here.

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