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Perseus Books Group was an American publishing company founded in 1996 by investor Frank Pearl.[1] It was named Publisher of the Year in 2007 by Publishers Weekly magazine for its role in taking on publishers formerly distributed by Publishers Group West and acquiring Avalon Publishing Group.[1] After the death of Frank Pearl, Perseus was sold to Centre Lane Partners in 2015, a private equity firm.[2] In April 2016, its name and publishing business was acquired by Hachette Book Group and its distribution business by Ingram Content Group.[3]
Perseus Books Group
Parent companyPerseus LLC - Lagardère SCA
Founded1996; 25 years ago
FounderFrank Pearl
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City, New York, U.S.
Key peopleDavid Steinberger (President and CEO)
Imprints12
Official website
www.perseusbooks.com
In January 2007, the Perseus Books Group purchased Avalon Publishing Group, the parent company of Carroll & Graf and Thunder's Mouth Press;[4] the purchaser folded both imprints and stopped publishing books under those names in May 2007.[5]
In December 2018, Hachette Books became an imprint of Perseus Books Group. Concurrently, Da Capo Press and Da Capo's Lifelong became part of Hachette.[6]
Imprints
The Perseus Books Group currently has the following imprints:[7]
Former imprints
Before Avalon Publishing Group was integrated into the Perseus Books Group, it published on 14 imprint presses.[11] In 2007, some of these imprints were integrated into the Perseus Books Group, while others folded or were sold to other companies. Perseus also sold one of their imprints in the restructuring process.
Avalon Publishing Group
Perseus Books Group
Distribution
Perseus previously owned separate book distribution companies.[7]
References
  1. ^ a b Millot, Jim (December 3, 2007). "Publisher of the Year". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "New Investor for Perseus Books Group". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  3. ^ Natasha Onwuemezi, "Perseus sale to Hachette Book Group completed", The Bookseller, 1 April 2016
  4. ^ Milliot, Jim (November 1, 2007). "Perseus to Buy Avalon; Eyes PGW Pubs". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e Milliot, Jim (May 10, 2007). "Perseus Folds Two Imprints, Sells Another". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on February 17, 2010.
  6. ^ "Hachette Book Group Reorganizes Lines, Announces About 25 Layoffs As DiPreta Departs". Publishers Lunch. November 13, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "About Us". Perseus Books Group. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  8. ^ "Avalon Publishing Acquires John Muir Publications". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Seal Press Moves Under Da Capo's Purview". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "About Seal Press". Seal Press. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  11. ^ "Publishers Look-up Service". Association of American Publishers. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  12. ^ Farmanfarmaian, Roxane (December 7, 1998). "Avalon to Acquire Carroll & Graf". Publishers Weekly. 245 (49): 11.
  13. ^ Kinsella, Bridget. "Winton, Shoemaker & Co. Buys Counterpoint". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on September 1, 2009. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  14. ^ "Perseus Phasing Out Vanguard, Making Shifts at Running Press". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  15. ^ "Hachette Book Group Terminates Weinstein Imprint". Publishers Lunch. October 12, 2017. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  16. ^ "Westview Press - Routledge". Routledge.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
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