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Charter Communications, Inc.There have been several firms called Charter Communications, including a television, cable and internet company founded around 1993 and now based in St Louis (www.charter.com). The publishing company called Charter Communications, Inc. purchased Ace Books (q.v.) in 1969 and in 1977 was itself acquired by Grosset & Dunlap. See the FOB entry for Grosset & Dunlap, which indicates that the firm was acquired by Putnam Berkley in 1982. Putnam Berkley was bought by Penguin in 1997, and is part of the Pearson Group. See www.pearson.com; the company history pages of us.penguingroup.com; and 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), pp. 5-8.2008
Chatham PublishingChatham Publishing is now part of Greenhill Books. See www.greenhillbooks.com.2008
Chatto & Windus LtdChatto & Windus was founded in 1873. The firm grew out of the bookselling business of John Camden Hotten. Chatto & Windus was sold to Random House in 1987. Random House was purchased by Bertelsmann AG in 1998 and now functions as a "corporate division" of Bertelsmann. See www.bertelsmann.com and www.randomhouse.co.uk.2006
CheekCheek was founded as an imprint of Virgin Books, in association with Black Lace. See the FOB entries for Virgin Books and Black Lace, which indicate that the firm is now owned by the Random House Group.2014
Chelsea HouseA first publishing firm called Chelsea House was founded in New York in 1921, as a subsidiary of Street and Smith (q.v.), and went out of existence in 1933. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 82. The name was revived in the 1980s for the founding of a literary publishing firm, closely associated with the work of the critic Harold Bloom. In 2005 this Chelsea House was sold by Haights Cross Communications to Facts on File, Inc., which is owned by Infobase Publishing. See www.infobasepublishing.com.2009
Cherry Tree BooksThe British educational publishing firm of Cherry Tree Books was purchased by the Evans Publishing Group from Chivers in 2000. See 'The Bookseller', 28 January 2000, and www.evansbooks.co.uk. There is also a small independent publisher based in Weybridge, Vermont, called Cherry Tree Books (www.cherrytreebooks.net).2008
Chilton Publishing CompanyChilton Publishing Company (also known as Chilton Book Company) was founded in Philadelphia around 1904. In 1985 the firm was purchased by Capital Cities, and in 1996 Capital Cities was acquired by Walt Disney Company. In 1997 Disney divided the publishing assets of Chilton and sold them to various buyers. The Magazine Division was acquired by Reed Elsevier, and the Professional Automotive Group by the Hearst Corporation. The Consumer Automotive Group was acquired by Nichols Publishing which sold it on to Thomson Learning in 2003. In 2007 Thomson Learning became Cengage Learning. See chilton.cengage.com.2008
Chiswick PressChiswick Press was founded by Charles Whittingham (1767-1840). The firm was purchased by George Bell & Sons in 1880. See the FOB entry for George Bell & Sons, which indicates that any surviving rights will now belong to HarperCollins.2006
Chivers Communications plcChivers Communications was demerged from the Gieves Group and became a separate company in 1999. In July 2001 the firm was acquired by BBC Worldwide. See www.bbcworldwide.com.2007
Christopher HelmChristopher Helm was purchased by A. & C. Black Publishers Ltd in 1989. A. & C. Black is still trading under its own name (see www.acblack.com), but is owned by Bloomsbury Publishing. 2008

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