University of Texas at Austin

University of Reading FOB Harry Ransom Center

FOB Search Results 1 - 10 of 305

A. & C. BlackA. & C. Black was founded by Adam and Charles Black in 1807. The firm is still trading under its own name, but is owned by Bloomsbury Publishing. See and
A. S. Barnes & Co.The publishing firm of A. S. Barnes & Co. was founded in Hartford, Connecticut in 1838 by Alfred S. Barnes. Barnes had various partners in the early years and the firm briefly used names including Alfred S. Barnes and Charles Davies and A. S. Barnes & Burr, before reverting to A. S. Barnes & Co. In 1958 A. S. Barnes & Co. merged with Thomas Yoseloff, Inc. "Yoseloff and his son Julien remained in control of the firm until 1978, when it was acquired by Leisure Dynamics, Incorporated of San Diego, California" (quoted from 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 390). See also the obituary of Thomas Yoseloff by his daughter Tamar Yoseloff, 'The Guardian', 13 February 2008. Soon after the acquisition of the firm by Leisure Dynamics, the names of Thomas Yoseloff and A. S. Barnes disappeared as imprints.2009
Ace BooksAce Books was founded in New York in 1952 as a division of A. A. Wyn, Inc., publishing science fiction and general fiction. In 1969 the firm was acquired by Charter Communications, Inc., and in 1977 Charter Communications was purchased 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; the company history pages of; and 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), pp. 5-8.2013
Alaska Northwest BooksAlaska Northwest Books was acquired by Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company in 1993, and the name is still used as an imprint. See
Albert and Charles BoniThe publishing firm of Albert and Charles Boni was founded in New York in 1923. Charles Boni left in 1930 and the firm went out of business in 1939. Albert Boni turned his interest to microprint and later founded the Readex Microprint Corporation. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), pp. 54-57 and
Alden, Beardsley and CompanyThe publishing firm of Alden, Markham and Company was founded in Auburn, New York in 1852 by James M. Alden, John E. Beardsley and others. The following year the firm changed its name to Alden, Beardsley and Company. The firm went out of business in 1857. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 7.2009
Algonquin BooksAlgonquin Books was founded in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1982. In 1989 the firm was acquired by Workman Publishing, and it still functions as a division of Workman. See and
Alison PressAlison Press, founded by Barley Alison in the 1960s, was an associate, an imprint, and finally a subsidiary of Secker & Warburg. See the FOB entry for Secker & Warburg. 2008
Allyn & BaconThe Boston firm of Allyn & Bacon was founded in 1868. It became part of the Simon & Schuster Group and was sold to the Pearson Group in 1998, where it has formed part of Pearson Education. See 2008
AlphabooksAlphabooks was purchased by A. & C. Black Publishers Ltd in 1987. A. & C. Black is still trading under its own name (see, but is owned by Bloomsbury Publishing. 2008