Dundurn Press

Dundurn Press is one of the largest Canadian-owned book publishing companies of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction.[3] The company publishes Canadian literature, history, biography, politics and arts. Dundurn has about 2500 books in print, and averages around one hundred new titles each year.[4] Dundurn Press was established in 1972 by Kirk Howard,[5] In 2009, Dundurn forged a co-publishing partnership with the Ontario Genealogical Society, and in 2011, Dundurn purchased Napoleon & Company and Blue Butterfly Books.[6][7] In 2013, Dundurn acquired Thomas Allen Publishers, the publishing branch of Thomas Allen & Son Limited.[8]

Dundurn Press
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Founded1972
FounderKirk Howard
Country of originCanada
Headquarters locationToronto
DistributionUTP Distribution (Canada)
Ingram Publisher Services (US)
Lightning Source (UK)[1]
ImprintsDundurn, Castle Street Mysteries, Hounslow, Simon and Pierre, Boardwalk Books, Sandcastle Books, Natural Heritage, Napoleon and Co., Blue Butterfly, Thomas Allen Publishers
No. of employees"Over 20"[2]
Official websitewww.dundurn.com

In January 2019, Kirk Howard sold Dundurn Press to a consortium of Canadian technology investors. Scott Fraser became the second publisher in the history of Dundurn Press and Kirk Howard became Publisher Emeritus. [9]

Thomas Allen & Son LimitedEdit

Dundurn Press
 
Founded1916
FounderThomas Allen
Country of originCanada
Official websitewww.thomasallen.ca

Thomas Allen & Son Limited is a Canadian book distributor, in continuous operation for over 90 years.[10][11] Its books include Burning Down the House by Russell Wangersky.[12][13] Its publishing arm, Thomas Allen Publishers, was sold to Dundurn Press in 2013.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Distributor". Dundurn Press. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  2. ^ Dundurn. "Our History". Dundurn website. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Snapshot: Dundurn Press founder and publisher Kirk Howard". Quill & Quire. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ Association of Canadian Publishers
  5. ^ Slopen, Beverley (20 January 1993). "Dundurn Press marks 20th birthday". The Toronto Star. pp. E16. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  6. ^ Spencer, Jason. "Dundurn establishes J. Patrick Boyer imprint". Quill & Quire. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Site Profile: Dundurn Press". Open Book Ontario. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  8. ^ Dundurn Press Buys Canadian Thomas Allen Publishers
  9. ^ Dundurn Sold to Group of Tech Entrepreneurs
  10. ^ Thomas Allen Publishers
  11. ^ "Quill & Quire, January 19, 2012".
  12. ^ Faculty of Arts, 2009, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Russell Wangersky, Retrieved 11/26/2012
  13. ^ "Quill & Quire, Oct 7, 2010".
  14. ^ Dundurn Press Buys Canadian Thomas Allen Publishers

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