Trade Publisher to Deep-Six Almost All of Its Titles

Some RBI titlesGlobal publisher Reed Elsevier has fired its US CEO and put 47 magazines on the block – nearly all of the magazines published by its US division, Reed Business Information (RBI.)

Included on this list are PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BROADCASTING & CABLE, MULTICHANNEL NEWS, PROFESSIONAL BUILDER and TRADESHOW WEEK.  PaidContent.org has a complete list here.

Among the magazines not for sale is the entertainment trade magazine VARIETY.

RBI saw adjusted operating profits plunge 43% to approximately $64 million during the first six months of 2009 and revenues decline 17% to approximately $759 million.

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