The Info List - Greenwood Publishing Group

ABC-CLIO/Greenwood is an educational and academic publisher (middle school through university level) which is today part of ABC-CLIO. Established in 1967 as Greenwood Press, Inc. and based in Westport, Connecticut,[1] Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. (GPG) publishes reference works under its Greenwood Press imprint, and scholarly, professional, and general interest books under its related imprint, Praeger Publishers (/ˈpreɪɡər/). Also part of GPG is Libraries Unlimited, which publishes professional works for librarians and teachers.[2]


1 History 2 Subsidiaries

2.1 Imprints 2.2 Former imprints 2.3 Former subsidiaries

3 References 4 External links

History[edit] The company was founded as Greenwood Press, Inc. in 1967 by Harold Mason, a librarian and antiquarian bookseller, and Harold Schwartz who had a background in trade publishing. The company initially focused on reprinting out-of-print works, particularly titles listed in the American Library Association's first edition of Books for College Libraries (1967), under the Greenwood Press imprint, and out-of-print periodicals published as American Radical Periodicals
under the Greenwood Reprint imprint. In 1969 the company was sold to Williamhouse-Regency, a company then on the American Stock Exchange, which led to further expanding its reprint activities as well as starting a microform publishing imprint, Greenwood Microforms. By 1970 a small scholarly monograph program was established and Robert Hagelstein, formerly with the Johnson Reprint Corporation, a division of Academic Press, was hired as Vice President. In 1973, Mason and Schwartz left the company, and Hagelstein was named President, a position he would hold until his retirement at the end of 1999. During those twenty-seven years, the press wound down its reprint activities diverting its focus to new scholarly, reference, and professional books. This large-scale redirection of the company resulted in the publication of more than 10,000 titles during those years. On August 25, 1976 the company was sold to the Congressional Information Service, Inc (CIS) and in 1979 became part of the Dutch publishing giant, Elsevier, following Elsevier's purchase of CIS. That same year the press initiated its Quorum Books imprint, which published professional titles in business and law. On January 1, 1986 GPI expanded yet again when it purchased Praeger Publishers, founded by Frederick A. Praeger in 1949,[3] from CBS, Inc.[4], and in 1989 when it acquired Bergin & Garvey and Auburn House. At the beginning of 1990 the company's name was changed from Greenwood Press, Inc. to Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. When Elsevier
merged with Reed International in 1993, GPG became part of Reed Elsevier, and by the mid-1990s the operational part of GPG joined with Heinemann USA, which had been part of Reed. When Hagelstein retired at the end of 1999, Wayne Smith was named president. Under Smith, GPG made a number of additional acquisitions including the Ablex and Oryx imprints and Libraries Unlimited, and expanded GPG's on line and CD-ROM
products under its Greenwood Electronic Media imprint. On July 12, 2001, Reed Elsevier
completed its acquisition of Harcourt. Harcourt became a wholly owned subsidiary of Reed Elsevier
and GPG became part of Harcourt Education. On December 13, 2007, GPG became part of Houghton Mifflin
Houghton Mifflin
Company as a result of Houghton's acquisition of Harcourt.[5] On October 1, 2008, ABC-CLIO
and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
announced an agreement granting ABC-CLIO
a perpetual license to use the imprints and publish the titles of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. (GPG), including Greenwood Press, Praeger Publishers, Praeger Security International and Libraries Unlimited. In addition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt would also transfer certain assets, including copyrights, contracts and inventory, of Greenwood Publishing Group to ABC-CLIO. This agreement became effective immediately.[6][7] The 88 Post Road West office in Westport, Connecticut
Westport, Connecticut
was closed as a result, with layoffs scheduled to begin in first week in December 2008.[8] The transfer of GPG to ABC-CLIO
occurred during 2009.[9]

Subsidiaries[edit] Imprints[edit] Greenwood Press (reference works) Greenwood World Publishing Former imprints[edit] Praeger Publishers (scholarly and general interest): Became subsidiary of ABC-CLIO. Libraries Unlimited (for libraries and teachers): Became subsidiary of ABC-CLIO. Former subsidiaries[edit] Heinemann USA References[edit]

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^ "About us: Greenwood publishing company profile". Greenwood Publishing Group. Retrieved 2009-09-08.

^ Lyons, RD (June 5, 1994). "Frederick A. Praeger Dies at 78; Published Books on Communism". The New York Times. Retrieved October 16, 2012.

^ "CBS Agrees to Sell Praeger Publishers Unit". The New York Times. 1985-12-18. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-20.

^ " Houghton Mifflin
Houghton Mifflin
Company Completes Acquisition of Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann Divisions from Reed Elsevier, Creating Preeminent K–12 Educational Publisher". Houghton Mifflin. 2007-12-13. Archived from the original on 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2008-07-24.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

^ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Perpetual License to Publish Greenwood Publishing Group Titles

Takes Over Greenwood". Publishers Weekly. 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2014-09-20.

^ Westport’s Greenwood Publishing to Close, 150 Jobs Cut

^ Greenwood- Houghton Mifflin
Houghton Mifflin

External links[edit] ABC-CLIO/Greenwood home page Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. page FolkLib Index – Bio-Bibliographies by Greenwood Press – all 205 known books published 1982-2005 "List of Radical Periodicals
in the United States (Reissued 1968–70)." – list of the 109 radical periodicals reissu


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