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Encyclopedia > G. P. Putnam's Sons

G. P. Putnam's Sons was a major United States book publisher based in New York City, New York. The company began as "Wiley & Putnam" with the 1838 partnership between George Palmer Putnam and John Wiley. In 1841, Putnam went to London, UK where he set up a branch office, the first American company to ever do so. In 1848 he returned to New York where he dissolved the partnership with John Wiley and established "G. Putnam Broadway," publishing a variety of works including quality illustrated books. 1. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York and abbreviated NYC) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... See also: 1837 in literature, other events of 1838, 1839 in literature, list of years in literature. ... George Palmer Putnam (1814 - 1872) was a U.S. publisher. ... St Stevens Tower - The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London (see also different names) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ...

On George Palmer Putnam's death in 1872 his sons George H., John and Irving inherited the business and the firm's name was changed to "G. P. Putnam's Sons." Son, George H. Putnam would be made president of the firm, a position he held for the next fifty-two years. On his death in 1930, the various Putnam heirs voted to merge the firm with Minton, Balch & Co. who became the majority stockholders. In 1965, G.P. Putnam's Sons acquired Berkley Books, a mass market paperback publishing house. Ten years later, Putnam Publishing Group and Berkley Publishing Group were sold to MCA, Inc. In 1982, Putnam acquired the respected children's book publisher, Grosset & Dunlap. George Haven Putnam (April 2, 1844 – February 27, 1930) was an American soldier, publisher, and author. ... Berkley Books is a paperback imprint of Penguin Group (USA). ... 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. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ... Grosset and Dunlap were originally publishers of reprints and public domain texts. ...

In 1996, the company was bought by the Penguin Group, a division of the British publishing conglomerate, Pearson PLC. The new owners merged Putnam/Berkley with Penguin USA to form Penguin Putnam Inc. who use the name to publish the "G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers." Penguin Group is the second largest trade book publisher in the world. ... Pearson plc is a London-based media conglomerate. ... Penguin Group (USA) is the U.S. division of the international trade book publisher, Penguin Group, a division of Pearson. ... G. P. Putnams Sons was a major United States book publisher based in New York City, New York. ...



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