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February 13, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reader's Digest Editor Resigns: Reader's Digest Assn. Inc. said Kenneth Tomlinson has quit, two weeks after the firm announced a streamlining that included the firing of as many as 1,000 employees. The Pleasantville, N.Y.-based book and magazine publisher said Tomlinson, 51, left after six years as editor in chief to pursue other interests. He could not be reached for comment.
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July 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
The 1,000th issue of the 83-year-old Reader's Digest comes out this week, and the occasion is likely to prompt thoughts about the publication's colorful history and its status as an American symbol. But the magazine, which is celebrating with a party in Manhattan on Thursday night, is studiously looking forward rather than back.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
The 1,000th issue of the 83-year-old Reader's Digest comes out this week, and the occasion is likely to prompt thoughts about the publication's colorful history and its status as an American symbol. But the magazine, which is celebrating with a party in Manhattan on Thursday night, is studiously looking forward rather than back.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2003 | From Associated Press
After giving away millions in cash prizes for 41 years, the Reader's Digest sweepstakes is being dropped as a circulation tool, the company said Tuesday. At the same time, Reader's Digest is trimming its guaranteed U.S. circulation by 1 million copies to 10 million copies and is promising to keep it at that level for five years. The company is hoping such a loyal readership will be more attractive to advertisers, spokesman William Adler said.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1996
Reader's Digest Launches Thai Edition: The Thai edition of its flagship magazine is Reader's Digest's first new edition in Asia since it began publishing a Korean version in 1978. The San Sara Reader's Digest expects to sell 100,000 copies a month initially. Reader's Digest said. Reader's Digest Assn., based in Pleasantville, N.Y., publishes editions in 48 countries in 19 languages. It claims to be the most widely read magazine in the world.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reader's Digest Plans New Edition: The Reader's Digest Assn. Inc. said the edition, called Reader's Digest San Sara, will be launched in April, 1996, bringing the number of languages in which Reader's Digest is published to 19. The edition will begin with a print run of 130,000 copies, said the Pleasantville, N.Y.-based publishing company. A copy will cost about $3.80.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1990 | S. J. DIAMOND
The Reader's Digest first heard about Keen Ear hearing aids from its readers, who contacted the magazine because Keen Ear advertised that it was "in Reader's Digest." The problem was that Keen Ear had never been mentioned or advertised in its pages. Keen Ear was apparently a problem for those readers as well. Some people were suspicious at the outset of a hearing aid for $179 ($149 for the second ear), no fitting or examination required, and full refunds guaranteed.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Soviets Get Reader's Digest: The conservative magazine that has crusaded for decades against communism has launched a Russian-language edition in four Soviet cities. The inaugural edition, printed on paper imported from Finland, contains seven pages of advertising, including ads for Western toothpaste, soft drinks, vodka and a Japanese computer firm. Many of the magazine's regular features will appear--with a Russian twist.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1990
Reader's Digest Assn. Inc. said today its first-quarter earnings climbed 21.8% from a year ago as its revenue rose 18.6%. The publisher of books and home entertainment products as well as Reader's Digest magazine and several other titles said it earned $50.2 million in the three months ended Sept. 30. That compared to $41.2 million a year earlier. Revenue rose to $524.1 million from $442 million a year ago. The company said revenue from Reader's Digest magazine rose 9.5% to $156.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1992
Two librarians from South Gate Junior High won a prestigious education award Wednesday for their efforts to encourage parents and children to read. Ruby Ling-Louie and Dale Buboltz are among 10 national winners of the 1992 Reader's Digest American Heroes in Education award. Ling-Louie and Buboltz will each receive $2,500. The school receives $10,000, which Principal Peter Ferry said would be spent to enhance library services.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1996
Reader's Digest Launches Thai Edition: The Thai edition of its flagship magazine is Reader's Digest's first new edition in Asia since it began publishing a Korean version in 1978. The San Sara Reader's Digest expects to sell 100,000 copies a month initially. Reader's Digest said. Reader's Digest Assn., based in Pleasantville, N.Y., publishes editions in 48 countries in 19 languages. It claims to be the most widely read magazine in the world.
BUSINESS
February 13, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reader's Digest Editor Resigns: Reader's Digest Assn. Inc. said Kenneth Tomlinson has quit, two weeks after the firm announced a streamlining that included the firing of as many as 1,000 employees. The Pleasantville, N.Y.-based book and magazine publisher said Tomlinson, 51, left after six years as editor in chief to pursue other interests. He could not be reached for comment.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reader's Digest Plans New Edition: The Reader's Digest Assn. Inc. said the edition, called Reader's Digest San Sara, will be launched in April, 1996, bringing the number of languages in which Reader's Digest is published to 19. The edition will begin with a print run of 130,000 copies, said the Pleasantville, N.Y.-based publishing company. A copy will cost about $3.80.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1992
Two librarians from South Gate Junior High won a prestigious education award Wednesday for their efforts to encourage parents and children to read. Ruby Ling-Louie and Dale Buboltz are among 10 national winners of the 1992 Reader's Digest American Heroes in Education award. Ling-Louie and Buboltz will each receive $2,500. The school receives $10,000, which Principal Peter Ferry said would be spent to enhance library services.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Soviets Get Reader's Digest: The conservative magazine that has crusaded for decades against communism has launched a Russian-language edition in four Soviet cities. The inaugural edition, printed on paper imported from Finland, contains seven pages of advertising, including ads for Western toothpaste, soft drinks, vodka and a Japanese computer firm. Many of the magazine's regular features will appear--with a Russian twist.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1990
Reader's Digest Assn. Inc. said today its first-quarter earnings climbed 21.8% from a year ago as its revenue rose 18.6%. The publisher of books and home entertainment products as well as Reader's Digest magazine and several other titles said it earned $50.2 million in the three months ended Sept. 30. That compared to $41.2 million a year earlier. Revenue rose to $524.1 million from $442 million a year ago. The company said revenue from Reader's Digest magazine rose 9.5% to $156.
NEWS
July 11, 1988 | Robert Shogan
Vice President George Bush's presidential campaign strategists are privately thanking the Reader's Digest for aiding their effort to tag Bush's anticipated Democratic opponent, Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, as soft on crime. "Getting Away With Murder," an article in the pocket magazine's July issue, focuses on the case of Willie Horton, a convicted murderer in Massachusetts who was serving a life sentence without possibility of parole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1990 | LISA MASCARO and TOM MC QUEENEY
An 83-year-old Anaheim grandmother, who said she rarely plays the California Lottery and doesn't normally consider herself a lucky person, was the winner of $5.2 million in this year's Reader's Digest sweepstakes, magazine officials announced Friday. Evelyn McKenna said she hardly noticed the prize when it came to her house in a bulky package about two weeks ago. "I was up and puttering around the house when a deliveryman knocked on the door," McKenna, who will turn 84 next month, said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1990 | LISA MASCARO and TOM MC QUEENEY
An 83-year-old Anaheim grandmother, who said she rarely plays the California Lottery and doesn't normally consider herself a lucky person, was the winner of $5.2 million in this year's Reader's Digest sweepstakes, magazine officials announced Friday. Evelyn McKenna said she hardly noticed the prize when it came to her house in a bulky package about two weeks ago. "I was up and puttering around the house when a deliveryman knocked on the door," McKenna, who will turn 84 next month, said Friday.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1990 | S. J. DIAMOND
The Reader's Digest first heard about Keen Ear hearing aids from its readers, who contacted the magazine because Keen Ear advertised that it was "in Reader's Digest." The problem was that Keen Ear had never been mentioned or advertised in its pages. Keen Ear was apparently a problem for those readers as well. Some people were suspicious at the outset of a hearing aid for $179 ($149 for the second ear), no fitting or examination required, and full refunds guaranteed.
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