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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
American News CompanyThe American News Company was founded in 1864 in New York. In 1969 the firm was renamed Ancorp National Services. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), pp. 10-11. From the 1970s the firm concentrated on its food-service and newstand operations and had little to do with the book trade. In 1979 Ancorp was acquired by the French food-service company Sodexho. See 'The changing world of publishing: a special issue of the Journal of Media Economics' (2003), p. 105n.2013
American Publishing CompanyThe American Publishing Company was founded in Hartford, Connecticut in 1865, and became one of the most successful subscription publishing houses in the USA, with numerous subsidiary companies. In 1903 the firm was purchased by Harper & Brothers. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), pp. 11-12, and see the FOB entry for Harper & Brothers, which indicates that the firm is now in the ownership of the HarperCollins division of News Corporation.2009
American Stationers' CompanyAmerican Stationers' Company was a publishing house in Boston in the late 1830s. The firm began publishing around 1836 and went out of business around 1838. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 13.2009
Anglo-Canadian Music Publishers' AssociationThe Anglo-Canadian Music Publishers' Association was founded in Toronto in 1885 to counteract the import of pirated editions into Canada. The firm went into liquidation in 1920. See 'Music printing and publishing' / edited by D. W. Krummel and Stanley Sadie (1990).2007
Anson D. F. Randolph and CompanyAnson D. F. Randolph founded his own publishing firm in New York in 1851. Randolph went bankrupt and died in 1898, and the firm's creditors dissolved it the following year. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), pp. 382-384.2009
Appeal Publishing CompanyAppeal Publishing Company was founded in 1919 by Emmanuel Haldeman-Julius and Louis Kopelin. In 1922 the firm became known as the Haldeman-Julius Company. See the FOB entry for Haldeman-Julius Company, which indicates that in 1964 the firm was prosecuted for selling books on sex education, and went out of business. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), pp. 176-178.2009
Appleton-Century-CroftsThe three component firms of Appleton-Century-Crofts have their own entries in FOB, as D. Appleton & Company, The Century Company and F. S. Crofts Company. In 1960 Appleton-Century-Crofts was purchased by Meredith Publishing Company. The principal parts of the firm were later sold by Meredith. The Appleton division was sold in 1974 to Prentice-Hall, which is now part of Pearson Education (see the FOB entry for Prentice-Hall). The New Century division was sold, also in 1974, to Charles Walther. New Century Publishing was purchased in 1990 by Frank Gil, who changed its name to New Win Publishing. New Win Publishing was purchased by the Academic Learning Company in 2003. See The archives of Appleton-Century-Crofts are in the Lilly Library, Bloomington, Indiana.2008
Arena Publishing CompanyArena Publishing Company was founded in Boston in 1890 by Benjamin Orange Flower, in association with 'Arena' magazine. The firm went bankrupt in 1896. It was restructured in 1897. Flower left the firm and it ceased publishing books, although the 'Arena' magazine continued for some time (the first of many magazines to be called 'Arena'). Flower died in 1918. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), pp. 28-29.2009
ArtariaArtaria is a historic Austrian music publishing firm, founded in 1765, publisher of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The publishing house closed in 1858, and its assets later passed to the firm of Josef Weinberger. See 'Music printing and publishing' / edited by D. W. Krummel and Stanley Sadie (1990) and

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