Classified Publisher Books Hotel Deals

Trader Publishing Co., whose 675 titles make it the nation’s largest classified publisher, said Tuesday that it has acquired the assets of Exit Information Guide LLC, a publisher of hotel discount guides. Terms werent disclosed.The deal “allows us to expand beyond our classified publications into a new market,” said Mitch Brooks, Traders executive vice president. Exit, founded in 1982 and based in Gainsville, Fla., runs 20 editions of Traveler Discount Guides circulating 36 million copies annually. Published four times a year, they contain discount coupons for hotels, motels and resorts and are available at over 13,500 restaurants, service stations and welcome centers.Trader said Exit management stays in place as a Trader division.Based in Norfo lk, Va., Trader, a partnership of Landmark Communications Inc. and Cox Enterprises Inc., operates such titles as Auto Trader, Harmon Homes, Apartments For Rent and Employment Guide, and the Web site George muE