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February 7, 2006

Oh, Right. That's What It Means... provides the perspective woefully missing from my initial bibbling yesterday about the sale of the Time Warner Book Group to the European giant Lagardere: the TW book group is the fulfillment arm of DC's book distribution program. Sorry about that. I still don't think it becomes too big a deal. The book division selling isn't a surprise to anyone -- it's been in serious play since 2003. DC has aggressively bolstered its sales and marketing department the last 13 months to the extent I can't imagine it matters who does the other stuff, if it ever did. The company also enjoys a solid relationship -- I think a potential Victor Kiam/Remington Shavers relationship -- with Diamond that could easily be expanded if necessary, in customized ways, even. But yeah, that's the angle.
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