Marquis Who’s Who is Expanding its Offerings: In Print, Online and even on TV

June 29, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Marquis Who’s Who, which has been publishing Who’s Who in America since 1899, is pleased to announce several new initiatives:

Who’s Who in Asia- Due for publication in December of 2006, Who’s Who in Asia will feature leading figures from a wide spectrum of endeavors. The book is expected to include over 25,000 profiles, from Kings and Prime Ministers to the stars of Bollywood, from Olympic champion athletes to groundbreaking scientists, you will find their detailed biographies on the pages of Who’s Who in Asia.

Who’s Who in American Art, now available online- Who’s Who in American Art has been published by Marquis Who’s Who for 26 editions. For the first time ever, the Who’s Who in American Art database, featuring the biographies of over 14,000 artists, critics, curators, administrators, librarians, historians, collectors, conservators, educators, and dealers—everyone who’s anyone in the visual arts in the United States—is available through an online subscription.

An invaluable tool for galleries, museums, researchers, art students and artists, this database is fully-searchable and easy to use.

Who’s Who in America was featured as a category on Jeopardy!- The Who’s Who in America category debuted on the June 16th broadcast of Jeopardy!. Drawing on Who’s Who in America’s long and fabled history (the first edition was published in 1899), Jeopardy! featured a series of answers and questions taken from the 107-year history of the book. Plans are underway already for the next season of Jeopardy!, where the Who’s Who theme will be expanded to include Who’s Who answers/questions in a variety of fields.

While there are many imitators on the market, Who’s Who in America remains the industry’s standard bearer. When it came time to bury the Millennium time capsule at the White House in 2000, Who’s Who in America was included as a snapshot of the most important and influential people in America at the dawn of the new millennium.

In a recent article in The New York Times, Who’s Who in America was called “that venerable guide to American achievement… it recognizes 109,000 people and, by their inclusion recommends them to posterity and to America’s collective memory.”

Who’s Who in America is just one of numerous biographical reference works published by Marquis Who’s Who. Other works in the Who’s Who series include:

Who’s Who in the World
Who’s Who in American Law
Who’s Who of American Women
Who’s Who in American Education
Who’s Who in Finance and Business
Who’s Who in American Politics
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

Marquis Who’s Who LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.. Besides Marquis Who’s Who, News Communications also owns Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., Dan’s Papers, Inc., and National Register Publishing.

Capital Hill Publishing Corp. publishes The Hill, the largest publication covering Capitol Hill, and, which, along with the online version of The Hill, includes the all new Hill’s Congressional Blog.

Dan’s Papers, Inc. publishes Dan's Papers, Montauk Pioneer, Dan's Magazine Hampton Style, Dan's Magazine Hampton Style Insider Guide and Dan's Magazine Hampton Sports. This summer, Dan’s Papers will be launching the newly expanded and redesigned

National Register Publishing publishes the Official Catholic Directory, The Official Museum Directory, the Corporate Finance Sourcebook and several other titles.