Peter Mayer, Publisher of the Incendiary ‘Satanic Verses,’ Dies at 82

Peter Mayer in the late 1990s at the Overlook Press in Manhattan, where he published out-of-print books. “The real issue ought to be, is the book readable, is it valuable, is it good?” he said. “Who cares if it’s old or new?” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2018-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Peter Mayer Dies at 82

Peter Mayer, whose legendary publishing career spanned both sides of the Atlantic, has died. Among his many accomplishments, Mayer turned around a money-losing Penguin into a worldwide publishing powerhouse. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nick Beilenson, Former Publisher of Peter Pauper Press, Dies at 85

Nick Beilenson, who took over his parents' publishing business, Peter Pauper Press, in 1981 died on February 22 of complications from Covid-19. He was 85. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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At Peter Mayer’s Memorial Service: Appreciation for a Publishing Giant

The late Peter Mayer is remembered as the man who made the Penguin Group 'the world’s most admired and successful publishing company.' The post At Peter Mayer’s Memorial Service: Appreciation for a Publishing Giant appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Remembering Book Publisher Peter Mayer

Peter Mayer, former Penguin CEO and publisher of Overlook Press, died on May 11, 2018. He will be remembered around the world for his zeal for book publishing and literature. The post Remembering Book Publisher Peter Mayer appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Storey, Founder of Storey Publishing, Dies

John Storey, one of the most respected indie publishers of his era, has died at 79. Storey founded Storey Publishing, now an imprint of Workman, with wife Martha in 1983. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Peter Robinson, creator of the Inspector Banks novels, dies aged 72

The Leeds-born novelist whose work included poetry and short stories as well as his bestselling thrillers will be remembered as a master of plot and characterThe crime writer Peter Robinson has died aged 72, his publisher has announced.The Yorkshire-born author died suddenly on the 4 October... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Antique Collectors Club Cofounder Diana Steel, Dies at 82

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Publishing Executive Marvin Brown Dies at 87

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Book Publisher Merloyd Ludington Lawrence Dies at 89

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Publishing Executive Stan Corwin Dies at 83

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Longtime Publishing Marketing Executive Maryann Palumbo Dies at 75

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Jason Epstein, publishing executive who shaped literary tastes, dies at 93

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Marie-Claire Blais, celebrated French Canadian novelist, dies at 82

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Petra Mayer, NPR books editor who championed fantasy and romance fiction, dies at 46

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Petra Mayer, Books Editor for NPR and ‘Resident Nerd,’ Dies at 46

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Gary Paulsen, who wrote the beloved young-adult novel ‘Hatchet,’ dies at 82

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Academic publisher Michael Holdsworth dies, aged 73

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