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Tag Archives: Penguin Classics

Profiles in Publishing: Sir Allen Lane

Name: Sir Allen Lane Birthdate/Place: September 21, 1902. Bristol, England. Publishers Associated With: Penguin Books Claim to Fame: Sir Allen began his career at publishing company Bodley Head as an apprentice to his uncle, founder John Lane. After John Lane’s death, Allen changed his last name to Lane to retain control of the company– the original Lane had no children. Sir Allen conceived of paperback editions when he was traveling home from a meeting with Agatha Christie and he found himself on a train platform, stuck with nothing to read. […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 3/25 – 3/29

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.  **** The leading book-centric social media network, Goodreads, has been acquired by Amazon. This comes 7 weeks after Bookish, the book discovery and e-commerce website launched in February. If your looking for a Simon & Schuster title, Barnes and Nobles might not be the best place […]