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Ginn & CompanyGinn & Company was founded in the 1880s as an education publishing house. The firm was purchased in 1985-86 by Simon & Schuster. In 1998 all the Simon & Schuster educational businesses, including Ginn & Company, were sold to Pearson, which formed a new company called Pearson Education. See
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
Gregg Publishing CompanyJohn Robert Gregg (1867-1948) invented his own shorthand system and published books about it. Gregg Publishing Company was formed for this purpose, in Chicago. In 1948 the firm was acquired by the McGraw-Hill Book Company. See There have been several other small firms called Gregg Publishing, including one based in Haywards Heath, UK.2008
H. C. Peck and Theo. BlissThe publishing firm of H. C. Peck and Theo. Bliss was founded in Philadelphia in 1850 by Horace C. Peck and Theodore Bliss. The firm got into financial difficulties during the Civil War and the partnership was dissolved in 1862. After the war Peck and Bliss briefly formed their own separate firms, which have entries in FOB. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 356.2009
H. S. King & Co.Henry S. King founded the firm of H. S. King & Co. in 1868. His business was purchased by Charles Kegan Paul in 1877. It was then incorporated into Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. from 1878 and Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. from 1889. In 1912 Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. merged with George Routledge & Sons to form Routledge & Kegan Paul. The Routledge Group was purchased by the Taylor & Francis Group in 1998. See and
Haldeman-Julius CompanyThe Haldeman-Julius Company was a publishing firm founded in 1922 as the successor company to the Appeal Publishing Company (q.v.). The firm published many titles as Big Blue Books and Little Blue Books. 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. 176-178.2008
Hamming-Whitman CompanyHamming-Whitman Company was a publishing firm based in Chicago. In 1916 the firm defaulted on its bills and was taken over by its principal creditor Western Printing and Lithographing Company (later Western Publishing Company). Western moved the firm to its own headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, and renamed it Whitman Publishing Company. By the 1980s the name Whitman was no longer being used for publishing, but continued for games and puzzles until Western went out of business. See the FOB entry for Western Publishing Company, which indicates that it is now part of the Golden Books division of Random House;; and 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 383. There is no connection with the firm of Albert Whitman & Co. of Niles, Illinois (founded 1919;, although Albert Whitman had been one of the founders of Hamming-Whitman.2008
Harborough Publishing Co. LtdHarborough Publishing was a publisher of popular fiction in the post-war period. In 1948, the firm was acquired by Raymond and Lilian Locker. In January 1954 Harborough Publishing "suddenly ceased trading". See Steve Holland: 'The mushroom jungle: a history of postwar paperback publishing' (1993), p. 26.2008
Harcourt Young ClassicsSee the FOB entry for Harcourt, Brace & Company on the separation in 2007 of companies bearing the Harcourt name. From 2007 Harcourt Young Classics is owned by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. See and
Harcourt, Brace & CompanyHarcourt, Brace & Company was founded by Alfred Harcourt and Donald Brace in 1919. In the 1950s the firm became known as Harcourt, Brace & World and then Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (HBJ); later it reverted to Harcourt Brace. In 1998 Harcourt Brace & Company was acquired by Reed Elsevier, and in December 2007 Reed Elsevier sold Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann to Houghton Mifflin. From 2008 the imprint Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is in use. See and Also from 2008, Harcourt Assessment was sold to Pearson. See and

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