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Da Capo Press is an American publishing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1964 as a publisher of music books, as a division of Plenum Publishers. As of 2009 it had additional offices in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Emeryville, California. Da Capo Press had net sales of over $2.5 million in 2008.[1]

Da Capo Press
Parent companyHachette Books (Hachette Book Group)
Founded1964
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationExchange Place
Boston, Massachusetts
ImprintsLifelong
Official websitewww.dacapopress.com

Da Capo Press became a general trade publisher in the mid-1970s. It was sold to the Perseus Books Group in 1999 after Plenum was sold to Wolters Kluwer. In the last decade, its production has consisted of mostly nonfiction titles, both hardcover and paperback, focusing on history, music, the performing arts, sports, and popular culture. In 2003, Lifelong Books was founded as a health and wellness imprint. When Marlowe & Company became part of the imprint in 2007, Lifelong’s range was expanded to include the New Glucose Revolution series and numerous diabetes titles, as well as books on healthful cooking, psychology, personal growth, and sexuality.[2] In 2009 the company placed the science portion of the book Jetpack Dreams on the web for free.[3]

In April 2016, Da Capo Press was acquired by the Hachette Book Group as part of Hachette's purchase of the Perseus Books Group.[4] After the sale, sister imprint Seal Press became a Da Capo imprint.[5] In 2018, Da Capo became an imprint of Hachette Books and Seal became an imprint of Basic Books.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Global Duns Market Identifiers, April 28, 2009, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
  2. ^ "Perseus Phases Out Marlowe & Co. Imprint". GalleyCat. June 20, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Ryan Tate (January 13, 2009). "Jetpack Book Leaves Out Science Part". Gawker. Newstex. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Onwuemezi, Natasha (April 1, 2016). "Perseus sale to Hachette Book Group completed". The Bookseller. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Seal Press Moves Under Da Capo's Purview". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Hachette Book Group Reorganizes Lines, Announces About 25 Layoffs As DiPreta Departs". Publishers Lunch. November 13, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2019.

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