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Encyclopedia > Doubleday (publisher)

For other uses of the name "Doubleday," see Doubleday (disambiguation). Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... The Crime Club is an imprint of the United States publishing company, Doubleday, which was active in the 20th century. ...


Doubleday is one of the largest book publishing companies in the world. A chained book in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University A book is a collection of paper, parchment or other material with text, pictures, or both written on them, bound together along one edge, usually within covers. ... This article is concerned with the production of books, magazines, and other literary material (whether in printed or electronic formats). ...


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. ... Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was a British author and poet, born in India, and best known today for his childrens books, including The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), Just So Stories (1902), and Puck of Pooks Hill (1906); his novel... W. Somerset Maugham as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten. ... Joseph Conrad. ... 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) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann based in New York City. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

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Notable editors

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Imprints

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.
  • The Crime Club was active through much of the 20th century, publishing mystery and detective novels, most notably the Fu Manchu series by Sax Rohmer and the Saint series by Leslie Charteris.

This article is about the U.S. state. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and a population of 7. ... The McGraw-Hill Companies logo. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... A stocked ships anchor. ... Genera See article below. ... Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ... The Crime Club is an imprint of the United States publishing company, Doubleday, which was active in the 20th century. ... This article is about the fictional literature character. ... Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (February 15, 1883 - June 1, 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. ... An artists conception of Simon Templar as seen on the cover of a 1983 omnibus edition collecting several early Saint books. ... Leslie Charteris (May 12, 1907, Singapore–April 15, 1993) was born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, to a Chinese father and an English mother. ...

Bookstores

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


External links

  • Official Site

 
 

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