'Harry Potter' publisher to leave Scholastic.
The man who oversaw the publication of all five of the 'Harry Potter' books, is to leave publisher, Scholastic, in a month's time.
Michael Jacobs will step down as head of Scholastic's trade publishing division after six years, in which time he took sales from USD87m in 1998 to USD208m in 2003, mainly due to the success of the 'Harry Potter' series.
Jacob's said he was leaving to try different things in and out of the publishing industry. He has previously worked for publisher Viking, reports Publishers Weekly.
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|Title Annotation:||Michael Jacobs|
|Publication:||M2 Best Books|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 19, 2004|
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