In another sign of continuing softness in the print media marketplace, Reed Elsevier today said it would close 23 business-to-business titles, though its best-known property, Variety, was not among them.
Since last year, the company has been divesting its U.S. controlled circulation titles. It sold Publishers Weekly earlier this month to a group led by PW's former publisher, Joe Slowik. In March, Sandow Media bought several titles including Interior Design, Home Accents, Casual Living and Furniture Today.
Closing are: Building Design+Construction, Chain Leader, Construction Bulletin, Construction Equipment, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Control Engineering, Converting, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, Graphic Arts Blue Book, Graphic Arts Monthly, Hotels, Logistics Management, Material Handling Product News, Modern Materials Handling, Plant Engineering, Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Purchasing, Restaurants & Institutions, Semiconductor International, Spec Check, Supply Chain Management Review and Tradeshow Week.
The company did not say how many employees would be impacted by the closures.
In addition to Variety, Reed is also keeping Marketcast, 411 Publishing, Reed Construction Data and the Buyerzone lead-generation business.