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Gnome PressGnome Press was founded in New York in 1948 by Martin Greenberg and David A. Kyle. The firm published mostly science fiction books, including early works by Isaac Asimov. The firm failed and went out of business in 1962.2008
Godsfield PressGodsfield Press was acquired by the Octopus Publishing Group (which is owned by Hachette) in 2003. See www.octopus-publishing.co.uk. 2008
Golden BooksLittle Golden Books and Golden Books were a joint publishing venture between Simon & Schuster and Western Publishing founded in 1943. In 1958 Western Publishing bought out the Simon & Schuster share of the firm. In the 1980s Western Publishing changed its name to Golden Books Family Entertainment. In 1999 the firm filed for bankruptcy. In 2001 all the publishing assets of the firm were acquired by Random House, which is owned by Bertelsmann. See www.randomhouse.com/golden.2008
Goldsmith Publishing CompanyGoldsmith Publishing Company was founded in Chicago around 1931 as a publisher of affordable hardback children's books. From 1937 the firm shared office space with M. A. Donohue Company, but it went out of business around 1939. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 162.2008
Gomme and MarshallThe publishing firm of Gomme and Marshall was founded in New York in 1915 by Laurence James Gomme and John J. Marshall. It was the successor firm to Vaughan and Gomme (q.v.). Marshall withdrew from the firm in 1916, and it continued as Laurence James Gomme, before Gomme closed the firm and ended his publishing career in 1917. Lawrence James Gomme was born in 1882 and died in 1974. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 163.2008
Gordon & Breach Publishing GroupThe Gordon & Breach Publishing Group was founded in 1961. In 2001 the firm was purchased by the Taylor & Francis Group. See www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com.2009
Government InstitutesGovernment Institutes was the name of a publishing firm founded by Thomas F. P. Sullivan and Glory Sullivan in 1973. In 1998 the firm was sold to ABS Consulting, Inc., who in turn sold it in 2004 to Scarecrow Press, Inc., a division of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. See www.rowmanlittlefield.com.2008
Granada PublishingGranada Publishing was acquired by William Collins in 1983. See the FOB entry for William Collins, which indicates that rights will now be owned by the HarperCollins division of News Corporation. See www.newscorp.com.2007
Grant RichardsGrant Richards founded his first publishing firm in 1897. Following bankruptcy proceedings, its assets were sold in 1905. Richards subsequently resumed publishing, but there were further bankruptcy proceedings in 1926, after which the firm (renamed Richards Press) passed out of Grant Richards' ownership. Richards Press was later bought first by Martin Secker, then by John Baker, and finally by A. & C. Black. See the FOB entry for A. & C. Black.2008
GrassetBernard Grasset founded his publishing firm in Paris in 1907. In 1954 the firm was purchased by Hachette, although it retained editorial independence. In 1959 Grasset was merged with another recent Hachette acquisition, Fasquelle, to form Editions Grasset & Fasquelle, which is still based in Paris. See www.hachette.com and www.grasset.fr.2006

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