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Ascherberg, Hopwood & CrewThe music publishing firm of Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew was formed in 1906 by the merger of Eugene Ascherberg & Co. and Hopwood & Crew. In 1970 the firm was acquired by Chappell Music, now part of Warner Chappell Music. See 'Music printing and publishing' / edited by D. W. Krummel and Stanley Sadie (1990) and
Athene Publishing Co. LtdThe Athene Publishing Co. of Wellingborough and London was closely associated with Thorsons in the 1950s and 1960s. By 1967 the firm was described as a subsidiary of Thorsons. See the FOB entry for Thorsons, which indicates that the firm and its rights now belong to HarperCollins. See
Atlantic Monthly PressAtlantic Monthly Press was founded in 1917 as the publishing division of the Atlantic Monthly Company. In 1993 the firm was merged with Grove Press to form Grove/Atlantic Inc. See
Authors' Publishing CompanyThe Authors' Publishing Company was a cooperative publishing venture begun in New York in 1873. The firm was dissolved in 1880. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), pp. 29-30.2009
B. B. Russell and CompanyBenjamin B. Russell founded his publishing firm in Boston in 1865. The firm went out of existence around 1897. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 407.2009
B. C. DeckerThe Philadelphia publishing firm B. C. Decker was founded by Brian C. Decker in 1981. It was purchased by Mosby (a division of Times Mirror) in 1990. Mosby was purchased by Harcourt Brace & Company from Times Mirror in 1998, and the Harcourt Group was in turn purchased by Reed Elsevier in 2001. After the sale of the Harcourt businesses in 2007-2008 Decker remains part of Reed Elsevier. See
B. J. Brimmer CompanyB. J. Brimmer was a literary publishing firm which was founded in Boston in 1921. The firm went bankrupt and out of business in 1927. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 71.2008
B. T. Batsford LtdThe publishing firm of B. T. Batsford Ltd was founded in 1843. The firm went into receivership in the 1990s and was subsequently acquired by Chrysalis Books. For a few years the imprint Batsford/Chrysalis was used. In 2005 Chrysalis Books became Anova Books, with Batsford as one of its main imprints. See
B. W. Dodge and CompanyB. W. Dodge and Company was established as a publishing firm in New York around 1903. In 1911 the firm was acquired by William Rickey and Company of New York. There is a brief FOB entry for William Rickey and Company, which went out of business before World War I. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 119.2008
Baillière, Tindall & CoxThe medical publishing firm of Baillière, Tindall & Cox was founded in 1869, when A. A. Tindall and William Cox purchased the business of the late Jean-Baptiste Baillière. The firm was purchased by Cassell and traded as Baillière, Tindall & Cassell in the 1960s and 1970s. It formed part of the purchase of Cassell by CBS in 1982, and then the purchase of the book-publishing business of CBS by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1986. The Harcourt Group was in turn purchased by Reed Elsevier in 2001. After the sale of the Harcourt businesses in 2007-2008, Baillière, Tindall & Cox remains part of Reed Elsevier. See

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