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ReganBooks to Shut Down After Firing of Its Creator
By JULIE BOSMAN
Published: January 18, 2007
HarperCollins, the publishing company, announced yesterday that it planned to close ReganBooks, the imprint created by Judith Regan, the editor who was fired last month after public outcry over a book and television deal with O. J. Simpson. The imprint will close March 1.
The publisher also laid off 10 employees in the Los Angeles office of ReganBooks. Five senior staff members, including Cal Morgan, editorial director of the imprint, will move to the New York office of HarperCollins, while the publicity director, Suzanne Wickham, will remain in Los Angeles, along with her assistant.
The 10 employees were notified yesterday that they would be laid off, said Michael Morrison, the president and group publisher of HarperMorrow, a division of HarperCollins, in a telephone interview.
The announcement came about a month after Ms. Regan was fired. The publishing house hinted then that the ReganBooks imprint’s days were numbered, saying in a statement that “future decisions relating to the imprint name or the publication of unpublished books will be addressed at the appropriate time.”
“From Day 1, we knew we could not be continuing with that name,” Mr. Morrison said. “We didn’t want to, nor could we.”
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