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Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« 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?
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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 09:35:51 PM »
Just so long as there is another HB I'm fine.

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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #4 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. 
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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 09:18:08 PM »
I really wonder what will happen.

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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #7 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

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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2008, 03:33:42 PM »
Or mabey they can share the rights and Casefiles and UBs can coexist. ;D

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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 10:28:44 AM »
Then this my mean the end of the Hardy Boys!  :'( :'(

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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2008, 10:38:41 AM »
Geez, i hope not! :o Even the Undercover Brothers are better than nothing new at all.
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Re: Possible New Direction for Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Series
« Reply #13 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.