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Title: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: tomswift2002 on December 05, 2008, 08:10:12 PM
Publisher's Weekly is reporting that Simon & Schuster has cut 35 jobs.  Some of these cuts include the head of Simon & Schuster's Children's Division, the VP of the Children's Division.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6619516.html


Could this mean a different direction for the Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers series?
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: whitetigers on December 05, 2008, 09:27:18 PM
Hopefully they wont quit all together! They are the only thing new being printed besides the Graphic novels, aren't they? And if so, would another publishing firm take over?
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: 003Robin457 on December 05, 2008, 09:35:51 PM
Just so long as there is another HB I'm fine.
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: SDLagent on December 06, 2008, 01:37:49 AM
Interesting news. Thanks for posting, Tom. I find this especially note worthy:

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Early in the day, S&S announced that the head of its children?s group, Rick Richter will leave the company at the end of the week. PW has since learned that Rubin Pfeffer, senior v-p and publisher of the children?s group is also departing. Pfeffer joined S&S in 2005. He had been senior v-p and chief creative officer at Pearson Education, and before that spent 26 years with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: tomswift2002 on December 06, 2008, 07:02:21 PM
Interesting news. Thanks for posting, Tom. I find this especially note worthy:


I know.  That Pfeffer joined around the time the Undercover Brothers debutted. 
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: Olivia on December 07, 2008, 09:18:08 PM
I really wonder what will happen.
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: FrankJoeATAC on December 09, 2008, 07:49:50 PM
I would hate it if HBs stopped all together! I really hope HBs can be written by another company or something like that.
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: Bigfootman on December 26, 2008, 07:24:22 AM
Maybe the hardy's are heading back to Archway paperbacks, and that could only mean one thing, continued casefiles! ;D
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: 003Robin457 on December 26, 2008, 03:33:42 PM
Or mabey they can share the rights and Casefiles and UBs can coexist. ;D
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: SDLagent on December 26, 2008, 04:55:32 PM
Maybe the hardy's are heading back to Archway paperbacks, and that could only mean one thing, continued casefiles! ;D

Archway Paperbacks was just an imprint of S&S.
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: tomswift2002 on December 28, 2008, 05:19:47 PM
Archway Paperbacks was just an imprint of S&S.

And Archway Paperbacks were printed by S&S's Pocket Books arm, and in 2000-2001 S&S consolidated all their children's publishing lines into their S&S Children's printing division.  So, right now, Archway Paperbacks is just like Wanderer Books, a dead and discontinued division at S&S.
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: Bigfootman on December 29, 2008, 10:28:44 AM
Then this my mean the end of the Hardy Boys!  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: whitetigers on December 29, 2008, 10:38:41 AM
Geez, i hope not! :o Even the Undercover Brothers are better than nothing new at all.
Title: Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
Post by: 003Robin457 on December 30, 2008, 06:31:10 PM
I think the HBs will be around in some form, but I hope they keep the GNs or have GNs for what ever comes next.