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  • Obituary: Audiobook Producer Bob Deyan

    Bob Deyan, founder of Deyan Audio Services, passed away on August 19 at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif. due to complications of ALS.

  • Obituary: Frederick Ruffner, Founder of Gale Research, 88

    Frederick Gale Ruffner Jr., who founded the Gale Research Co., passed away on August 12 at the age of 88, following a long illness.

  • Obituary: Editor Stanley Hochman, 89

    Stanley Hochman, editor of reference, and a translator of European literature and nonfiction, died at home of natural causes on August 10.

  • Obituary: L.A. Meyer

    L.A. (Louis) Meyer, creator of the swashbuckling Bloody Jack adventure series starring intrepid Mary "Jacky" Faber, died on July 29 in Ellsworth, Maine, of complications from Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 71.

  • Obituary: Publishing Exec Malcolm Magruder, 89

    Malcolm Magruder was William Morrow and Company's director of sales for nearly 10 years and the Southeastern rep for 12 years until his retirement in 1990.

  • Obituary: Editor Jerry Gross, 81

    Jerry Gross, co-founder of the Independent Editors Group, died in Santa Monica, Calif. on July 6.

  • Obituary: Helen Ditlow

    Helen Ditlow, who with her husband Anthony launched Listening Library in 1955, died June 26 at age 92.

  • Obituary: Walter Dean Myers

    Walter Dean Myers, the award-winning children's author best known for his many novels that portray the often difficult life experiences of young African-Americans, died on July 1 following a brief illness. He was 76.

  • Obituary: Penguin's Maureen Donnelly, 59

    Longtime Penguin publicity director Maureen Donnelly passed away on June 30, after a brief battle with breast cancer.

  • Obituary: Paul Edward Kozlowski, 60

    Paul Edward Kozlowski, previously associate publisher of Other Press, passed away at the Hoboken University Medical Center on June 25. He was 60.

  • Obituary: Sales Rep Dan Skaggs, 64

  • Obituary: Alan Mirken

    Alan Mirken, who arranged the sale of the Crown Publishing Group to Random House in 1988 when he served as president of the company, died June 12 from heart problems.

  • Obituary: Helene Green

    Helene Green, v-p, business information and data operations at Simon & Schuster, died June 10 after a long illness.

  • Obituary: Helene Green

    Helene Green, v-p, business information and data operations at Simon & Schuster, died June 10 after a long illness.

  • Obituary: Eric Hill

    Eric Hill, author of "Where's Spot?," died on June 6 at age 86.

  • Obituary: Frances Foster

    Frances Foster, editor of numerous award-winning authors and illustrators, died on Sunday, June 8.

  • Obituary: Publisher Colin Jones, 76

    Scholarly and academic publisher Colin Jones passed away on March 1, after a bout with Alzheimer's Disease. He was 76.

  • Obituary: Publisher Oscar Dystel, 101

    Oscar Dystel, an early pioneer of mass market paperbacks and one-time CEO of Bantam Books, passed away at the age of 101.

  • Remembering Literary Agent Deborah Rogers

    The book world has been stunned by the sudden death of Deborah Rogers, co-founder of Roger, Coleridge & White, and a woman who was midwife to some of contemporary fiction’s most significant authors.

  • Obituary: Barb Burg, 50

    Barb Burg, who started her career in publicity in 1986 at Bantam Books and rose to become senior v-p and director of publicity and public relations for Bantam Doubleday Dell, died April 29. She was 50.

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