Doubleday (publisher)

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Doubleday is an American publishing company founded as Doubleday & McClure Company in 1897 that by 1947 was the largest in the United States.wikipedia
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May Massee

In 1922, Doubleday founded their juvenile department, the second in the nation, with May Massee as head.
She was the founding head of the juvenile departments at Doubleday from 1922 and at Viking Press from 1932.

Nelson Doubleday

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In 1922, the founder's son, Nelson Doubleday, joined the firm.
Nelson Doubleday (June 16, 1889 – January 11, 1949) was a U.S. book publisher and president of Doubleday Company from 1922–1946.

Douglas Black (publisher)

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Douglas Black took over as president from 1946 to 1963.
Douglas McCrae Black (July 25, 1895 – May 15, 1977) was an American lawyer and publishing house executive, president of Doubleday and Company from 1946–1963 and president of the American Book Publishers Council.

Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

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Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. later served as a vice-president of the company.
He resumed his business endeavors in the 1930s, and was Chairman of the Board of American Express Company, and Vice-President of Doubleday Books.

Frank Nelson Doubleday

The firm was founded as Doubleday & McClure Company in 1897 by Frank Nelson Doubleday, who had formed a partnership with magazine publisher Samuel McClure.
Frank Nelson Doubleday (January 8, 1862 – January 30, 1934), known to friends and family as “Effendi”, founded the eponymous Doubleday & McClure Company in 1897, which later operated under other names.

Nelson Doubleday Jr.

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Nelson Doubleday, Jr. succeeded John Sargent as President and CEO from 1978 to 1985.
Nelson Doubleday Jr. (July 20, 1933 – June 17, 2015) was the owner next-to-last President and CEO of Doubleday and Company (1978-1985, succeeded by James R. McLaughlin, 1985-1986) before its sale to Bertelsmann A.G. in 1986.

Garden City, New York

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In 1910, Doubleday, Page, and Co. moved its operations, which included a train station, to Garden City.
In 1910, Doubleday, Page, and Co., one of the world's most important publishers, moved its operations, which included its own train station, to Garden City.

John Turner Sargent Sr.

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John Turner Sargent Sr. (June 26, 1924 – February 5, 2012) was president and CEO of the Doubleday and Company publishing house from 1963 to 1978, taking over from the previous president, Douglas Black.

Walter Hines Page

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In 1900, the company became Doubleday, Page & Company when Walter Hines Page joined as a new partner.
For more than a decade beginning in 1900, he was a partner of Doubleday, Page & Company, a major book publisher in New York City.

Penguin Random House

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In 2009 Doubleday merged with Knopf Publishing Group to form the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, which is now part of Penguin Random House.
Doubleday, publisher of commercial, literary, and serious nonfiction founded in 1897

Alfred A. Knopf

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In late 2008 and early 2009, the Doubleday imprint merged with Knopf Publishing Group to form the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
In late 2008 and early 2009, the Knopf Publishing Group merged with Doubleday to form the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Random House

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In 1988, portions of the firm became part of the Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, which in turn became a division of Random House in 1998.
In 1998, Bertelsmann AG bought Random House and merged it with Bantam Doubleday Dell and it soon went global.

Arthur Hailey

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It was adapted as a novel by "John Castle" (a pseudonym for Ronald Payne and John Garrod), with Hailey credited as co-author; it was published by Britain's Souvenir Press in 1958 under its original title, but renamed Runway Zero-Eight (Doubleday) for its 1959 American publication.

Stephen King

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In 1973, King's first novel Carrie was accepted by publishing house Doubleday.


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Nelson Doubleday, Jr. sold the publishing company to Bertelsmann in 1986 for a reported $475 million.
With Doubleday, another well-known publishing house was acquired.

Fred Wilpon

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The deal did not include the Mets which Nelson Doubleday and minority owner Fred Wilpon had purchased from Doubleday & Company for $85 million.
In 1980, Wilpon bought a one-percent stake in the Mets when Charles Shipman Payson sold the team, with publishing company Doubleday & Co. holding the remaining interest.

Michael A. O'Donnell

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Their research on Adolescent Wellness was published in the book Good Kids (Doubleday 1995) and was presented before the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, in 1995.

Terry Pratchett

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Some of his books have been published by Doubleday, another Transworld imprint.

Raymond E. Feist

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Raymond E. Feist
He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1982 by Doubleday.

Book League of America

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Book League of America, contemporary and world classic literature, purchased in 1936
A victim of the Great Depression, the Book League of America was purchased by Doubleday in 1936.

Isaac Asimov

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Isaac Asimov
In 1949, book publisher Doubleday's science fiction editor Walter I. Bradbury accepted Asimov's unpublished "Grow Old With Me" (40,000 words), but requested that it be extended to a full novel of 70,000 words.

John Turner Sargent

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Doubleday's son-in-law John Sargent was president and CEO from 1963 to 1978.
His mother's paternal grandfather Frank Nelson Doubleday was the founder of Doubleday and Company and her grandmother published several books.

The Crime Club

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The Crime Club, active through much of the 20th century, publishing mystery and detective novels, most notably the Fu Manchu series by Sax Rohmer and the Saint series by Leslie Charteris
The Crime Club was an imprint of the Doubleday publishing company, which later spawned a 1946-47 anthology radio series, and a 1937-1939 film series.

Jacqueline Wilson

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Jacqueline Wilson
At the age of 40, she took A-level English and earned a grade A. She had mixed success with about 40 books before the breakthrough to fame in 1991 with The Story of Tracy Beaker, published by Doubleday.


Permabooks, paperback division established in 1948
Permabooks was a paperback division of Doubleday, established by Doubleday in 1948.