f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Consolidation Continues: S&S Acquires Howard

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Consolidation Continues: S&S Acquires Howard

PW and Christian Retailing announced yesterday that Simon & Schuster has jumped into the inspirational fray with their purchase of Howard Publishing. It's nice to be the prettiest girl at the ball--which inspirational publishing is right now, as one of the few growth areas in books--but it inevitably leads to a pretty cluttered marketplace.

I can't imagine how much NY must salivate over the prospect of buying Baker, Tyndale, or Thomas Nelson.