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October 1, 2006

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In The Media

Interview Reel Archive

WGEM “News Today” Interview; Time Capsule - 5 MB WMV
KMPH News “Great Day” Interview; Long Form - 17 MB WMV
World Almanac for Kids Interview Reel - 33 MB WMV

Marketing & Publicity Update for The World Almanac 2009
Book Launch November 25, 2008
Trade Paperback $12.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-60057-105-3

FOX Fox & Friends Interview, Nationally Broadcast, New York, NY / 12/30/08 - 9.18 MB WMV
CW11 Morning News Interview, New York, NY/ 12/30/08 - 14.61 MB WMV
WCSH 207 Magazine, Portland, ME Interview 12/4/08 - 22.10 MB WMV
NBC 10 The 10! Show Interview, Philadelphia, PA 12/22/08 - 17.33 MB WMV
WCBS 2 News Sunday Interview, New York, NY 12/27/08 - 12.19 MB WMV

December 2008

Hot News:
Listed #15 on the on the Publisher’s Weekly Trade List for the week of Dec. 1st.

TV Interviews:
Editor: C. Alan Joyce
WCBS 2 News Sunday (New York, NY)/ 12/21/08 (Amended Date)
NBC 10 The 10! Show (Philadelphia, PA)/ 12/22/08
Radio Interviews with Editors:
C. Alan Joyce:
WICC/ David Smith Exchange/ Bridgeport, CT 12.1.08
KGYM ESPN Radio/ Gym Class/ Cedar Rapids, IA 12.2.08
WFAW/Morning Magazine/ Ft. Atkinson, WI 12.2.08
American Scene Radio/ Steve Crowley's American Scene/ Deerfield Beach, FL 12.3.08
WHBC/Morning Show with Fred and Pam/ Canton, OH 12.8.08
WTSN/ /Sports News/ Dover, NH 12.9.08
WSBR/ Boomer Times & Senior Life/ Boca Raton, FL/ 12.10.08
WBEX/ LIVE with Dan Ramey and Mike Smith/ Chillicothe, OH 12.11.08
WBNR/ Good Morning Hudson Valley/ Hudson Valley, NY 12.15.08
WVXU/ Cincinnati Public Radio/ Cincinnati, OH 12.15.08
KBJS/ Take Five! with Eddie Baiseri/ Jacksonville, TX 12.17.08
WVNJ/ The Sam Greenfield Show/ Oakland, NJ 12.17.08
WHTC/ Red's Place/ Holland, MI 12.19.08
WDST/ The Woodstock Roundtable/ Woodstock, NY 12.28.08
KDVS/Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour/ Davis, CA; New Date TK

Sarah Janssen:
KUUL/The Morning Guys/Quad Cities, IA 12.2.08
KTLK/ Harrison on the Edge/ Los Angeles, CA 12.8.08
WFHN/JR and Sharon in the Morning/ Fairhaven, MA 12.9.08
WBNR/ Hudson Valley, NY 12.11.08
WFIN/ Good Mornings!/ Findlay OH 12.16.08
WGVU (NPR Affiliate)/ The Morning Show/ Grand Rapids, MI 12.16.08
Placements and Pending Placements:
Edmonton Woman Magazine- Covered the book in their gift guide in the November/December issue. Article will be available online next week. (circulation: 25,000).
Nashville, Rutherford and Williamson Parent Magazines- will cover the book in their gift guide in the December issue (circulation: 51,244, 16,519, and 16,292 respectively).
Senior Connection – will include the book in the December issue which goes out to churches, bookstores, senior groups/clubs, retirement facilities, etc. around the first week of December (circulation: 192,000).
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) – Included 2009 edition in a new book roundup on 12/3 (circulation: 179,834)
Boomer Times & Senior Life – Will include 350-450 word book review and cover image in the December issue. Syndicated and appeared in the Miami Herald.
Publisher’s Weekly – World almanac is #15 on the PW Trade List for the week of Dec. 1st
South Jersey MOM Magazine – Included in holiday gift guide in December Issue (circulation: 20,000)
Television: Satellite Media Tour- December 4: 19 Cities—Broadcast Live
Confirmed Stations:
CN8/COMCAST Show: Your Morning; Boston to Delaware—Reaching 10 Million home
KVUE ABC Show: Daybreak; AUSTIN -49
WHAM ABC&CW16 Show: WHAM News This Morning; ROCHESTER-78; Air Date TK
KIVI ABC Show: Good Morning Live; BOISE, ID (113)
WYAM IND Show: Valley Happenings; HUNTSVILLE - 82
KWTX- CBS Show: News 10 at Noon ; WACO, TX-94; Air Date TK; Sarah Janssen interviewed
KSLR & Comcast Show: Hats Off; EUGENE & PORTLAND; Air Date TK
WJZ CBS Show: Eyewitness News Morning Edition; BALTIMORE-24; Air Date TK
WDAF FOX Show: Fox 4 Morning Show; KANSAS CITY — 31
WCSH NBC Show: 207 & Bill Greene’s Maine; Portland ME — 76; Air Date TK
XETV CW6 Show: Fox 6 News in the Morning; SAN DIEGO-27
WCPO ABC Show: 9 News at 12:30; CINCINNATI-34; Air Date TK
KMPH FOX Show: Great Day; FRESNO-55
KMAX CW Show: Good Day Sacramento; SACRAMENTO-20
WBFF FOX Show: Morning News; BALTIMORE-24; Air Date TK
KWGN CW Show: CW2 News Morning; DENVER -18; Air Date TK
KARE NBC Show: Showcase Minnesota; MINNEAPOLIS-15

January 2009

Radio Interviews with Editors:
C. Alan Joyce:
KEZW/ Rick Crandall and the Breakfast Club/ Denver, CO 1.2.09

KDVS/ Davis, CA; Rescheduled, date pending

Previous Marketing and Publicity

November 2008

Radio Interviews with Editors:
C. Alan Joyce:
WDRC/Brad Davis Program/Bloomfield, CT 11.21.08
WGIR/Morning News/Manchester, NH 11.25.08
WGY/ Joe Gallagher Show/Latham,NY 11.29.08

Sarah Janssen:
WDAY/ The Morning Buzz with Tracy and Erick/Fargo, ND 11.25.08
KOA/Mike Rosen Show/Denver, CO 11.25.08
Other Publicity:
The World Almanac on Jeopardy; Air date: 11/12/08

Placements and Pending Placements:
USA Today- Featured in a round up of reference books on 11/26/08 (circ.: 2,278,022).
Minnesota Parent magazine – Included book in holiday gift guide for kids (circulation: 73,000) November issue. Blog - Considering book for inclusion (visitors/month: 331,652).
Washington Parent- Included book in the “Short Stuff” section of their November issue (circulation: 75,000).
Edmonton Woman Magazine- Covered the book in their gift guide in the November/December issue. Article will be available online next week. (circulation: 25,000).
Southern California Life After 50- will definitely cover the book, if not in their gift guide, then on their website, timing TBD (circulation: 225,000).
Tampa Tribune –Included book in a Black Friday gift roundup on 11/25.

Who We Are

Edward is the Associate Publisher of World Almanac Books, and is the Editor in Chief of the World Almanac E-Newsletter. His career in reference publishing with the company began at Funk & Wagnalls in 1983. He is the photo researcher on all World Almanac titles and directs the manufacturing (printing & binding) of the books. Ed's the man to go to for information about presidents, first ladies, and dead celebrities.

Alan is the Editorial Director of The World Almanac and Book of Facts and other World Almanac Education Group titles. Alan was previously a freelance writer and editor, with years of experience in reference publishing--and a lifelong addiction to reference books of all kinds. He served as Executive Editor of The New York Times Almanac and the first edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge.
Alan's Recommended Reading (via Google Reader)


Sarah is an Editor of The World Almanac, The World Almanac for Kids, and other World Almanac titles, focusing primarily on arts and media, consumer information, geography, history, and sports. Sarah was previously a librarian in a pediatric hospital unit. She received her first World Almanac in grade school with a "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" computer game.

Andrew is an Associate Editor for The World Almanac and Book of Facts and other World Almanac titles. He primarily covers politics, new records, notable feats, and the undeniably peculiar (i.e. more politics). Andrew also served as Chief Researcher for the first edition of The World Almanac Book of Records.

M. L. is an Associate Editor for The World Almanac and Book of Facts. Her areas of focus include buildings and bridges, crime, disasters, language, nations, and population statistics. Prior to joining the World Almanac Education Group, she worked as a fact-checker and copyeditor at a textbook development firm and did freelance writing and research.

About October 2006

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