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Doubleday is one of the largest book publishing companies in the world. Look up book in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Publishing is the industry of the production of literature or information - the activity of putting information for public view. ...

It was founded as Doubleday & McClure Company in 1897 by Frank Nelson Doubleday who had formed a partnership with magazine publisher Samuel McClure. One of their first bestsellers was The Day's Work by Rudyard Kipling. Other authors published by the company in its early years include W. Somerset Maugham and Joseph Conrad. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was later a vice-president of the company. 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Frank Nelson Doubleday (January 30, 1862–January 8, 1934), known to friends and family as “Effendi”, was a famous U.S. publisher. ... Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) was a British author and poet, born in India. ... W. Somerset Maugham as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten. ... Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad (December 3, 1857 – August 3, 1924) was a Polish novelist, who wrote in English. ... Theodore Roosevelt. ...

In 1927, Doubleday merged with the George H. Doran Company, creating the largest publishing business in the English-speaking world. George H. Doran Company was an American book publishing company established in New York City in 1908 by George Henry Doran with James William Billy Corrigan as its General Manager. ...

Doubleday was sold to Bertelsmann in 1986. In 1988 it became part of the Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, which in turn became a division of Random House in 1998. Bertelsmann AG is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, which acquired it in 1998. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


The following are imprints that exist or have existed under Doubleday. In the publishing industry, an imprint is a brand name under which a work is published. ...

  • Garden City Publishing Co. originally established as a separate firm by Nelson Doubleday, Garden City's books were primarily reprints of books first offered by Doubleday, printed from the original plates but on less expensive paper. It was named for the village on New York's Long Island in which Doubleday was long headquartered (until 1986), and which still houses Bookspan, the direct marketer of general interest and specialty book clubs run by Doubleday Direct and Book-of-the-Month Club Holdings.
  • Rimington & Hooper high quality limited editions.
  • Blakiston Co. medical and scientific books. Sold in 1947 to McGraw-Hill
  • Blue Ribbon Books purchased in 1939 from Reynal & Hitchcock.
  • Triangle Books purchased in 1939 from Reynal & Hitchcock. Sold inexpensive books through chainstores.
  • Image books Catholic Books -- still a Doubleday unit as part of Doubleday Religious Publishing
  • Anchor Books produced quality paperback for bookstores. It was named for the anchor that (along with a dolphin) forms Doubleday's logo. It is now part of the Knopf Publishing Group's Vintage Anchor unit
  • Zenith Books aimed at African-American youths
  • Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, a literary imprint established in 1990. Talese, the imprint's publisher and editorial director, is a senior vice president of Doubleday.

Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... The four counties of Long Island. ... The McGraw-Hill Companies logo. ... Paperback may refer to a kind of book binding by which papers are simply folded without cloth or leather and bound - usually with glue rather than stitches or staples - into a thick paper cover; or to a book with this type of binding. ... A ships or boats anchor is used to attach the vessel to the bottom at a specific point. ... Genera See article below. ... Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ...


Doubleday Bookstores are now part of Barnes & Noble. A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ...

External links

  • Official Site

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