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For other uses, see Scribner (disambiguation). Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_1

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Parent companyCharles Scribner's Sons_header_cell_0_0_0 Simon & Schuster (trade), Gale (reference)Charles Scribner's Sons_cell_0_0_1
FoundedCharles Scribner's Sons_header_cell_0_1_0 1846; 174 years ago (1846)Charles Scribner's Sons_cell_0_1_1
FounderCharles Scribner's Sons_header_cell_0_2_0 Charles Scribner I,

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Country of originCharles Scribner's Sons_header_cell_0_3_0 United StatesCharles Scribner's Sons_cell_0_3_1
Headquarters locationCharles Scribner's Sons_header_cell_0_4_0 153–157 Fifth Avenue, New York CityCharles Scribner's Sons_cell_0_4_1
DistributionCharles Scribner's Sons_header_cell_0_5_0 WorldwideCharles Scribner's Sons_cell_0_5_1
Publication typesCharles Scribner's Sons_header_cell_0_6_0 BooksCharles Scribner's Sons_cell_0_6_1
Fiction genresCharles Scribner's Sons_header_cell_0_7_0 American literatureCharles Scribner's Sons_cell_0_7_1
Owner(s)Charles Scribner's Sons_header_cell_0_8_0 ViacomCBS (trade), Cengage Learning (reference)Charles Scribner's Sons_cell_0_8_1
Official websiteCharles Scribner's Sons_header_cell_0_9_0 Charles Scribner's Sons_cell_0_9_1

Charles Scribner's Sons, or simply Scribner's or Scribner, is an American publisher based in New York City, known for publishing American authors including Henry James, Ernest Hemingway, F. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_2 Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Thomas Wolfe, George Santayana, John Clellon Holmes, Don DeLillo, and Edith Wharton. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_3

The firm published Scribner's Magazine for many years. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_4

More recently, several Scribner titles and authors have garnered Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards and other merits. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_5

In 1978 the company merged with Atheneum and became The Scribner Book Companies. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_6

In turn it merged into Macmillan in 1984. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_7

Simon & Schuster bought Macmillan in 1994. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_8

By this point only the trade book and reference book operations still bore the original family name. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_9

After the merger, the Macmillan and Atheneum adult lists were merged into Scribner's and the Scribner's children list was merged into Atheneum. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_10

The former imprint, now simply "Scribner", was retained by Simon & Schuster, while the reference division has been owned by Gale since 1999. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_11

As of 2012, Scribner is a division of Simon & Schuster under the title Scribner Publishing Group which also includes the Touchstone Books imprint. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_12

The president of Scribner as of 2017 is Susan Moldow (who also held the position of publisher from 1994 to 2012), and the current publisher is Nan Graham. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_13

History Charles Scribner's Sons_section_0

The firm was founded in 1846 by Charles Scribner I and Isaac D. Baker as "Baker & Scribner." Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_14

After Baker's death, Scribner bought the remainder of the company and renamed it the "Charles Scribner Company." Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_15

In 1865, the company made its first venture into magazine publishing with Hours at Home. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_16

In 1870, the Scribners organized a new firm, Scribner and Company, to publish a magazine entitled Scribner's Monthly. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_17

After the death of Charles Scribner I in 1871, his son John Blair Scribner took over as president of the company. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_18

His other sons Charles Scribner II and Arthur Hawley Scribner would also join the firm, in 1875 and 1884. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_19

They each later served as presidents. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_20

When the other partners in the venture sold their stake to the family, the company was renamed Charles Scribner's Sons. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_21

The company launched St. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_22 Nicholas Magazine in 1873 with Mary Mapes Dodge as editor and Frank R. Stockton as assistant editor; it became well known as a children's magazine. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_23

When the Scribner family sold the magazine company to outside investors in 1881, Scribner's Monthly was renamed the Century Magazine. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_24

The Scribners brothers were enjoined from publishing any magazine for a period of five years. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_25

In 1886, at the expiration of this term, they launched Scribner's Magazine. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_26

The firm's headquarters were in the Scribner Building, built in 1893, on lower Fifth Avenue at 21st Street, and later in the Charles Scribner's Sons Building, on Fifth Avenue in midtown. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_27

Both buildings were designed by Ernest Flagg in a Beaux Arts style. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_28

The children's book division was established in 1934 under the leadership of Alice Dalgliesh. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_29

It published works by distinguished authors and illustrators including N.C. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_30 Wyeth, Robert A. Heinlein, Marcia Brown, Will James, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Leo Politi. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_31

Scribner merged with Atheneum in 1978, and then merged into Macmillan in 1984. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_32

In 1994, Macmillan was bought by Simon & Schuster. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_33

As of 2011 the publisher is owned by the CBS Corporation. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_34

Simon & Schuster reorganized their adult imprints into four divisions in 2012. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_35

Scribner became the Scribner Publishing Group and would expand to include Touchstone Books which had previously been part of Free Press. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_36

The other divisions are Atria Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster Publishing Group, and the Gallery Publishing Group. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_37

The new Scribner division would be led by Susan Moldow as president. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_38

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Notable authors Charles Scribner's Sons_section_2

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Notable authors under Maxwell Perkins and John Hall Wheelock Charles Scribner's Sons_section_5

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Notable authors under Simon and Schuster Charles Scribner's Sons_section_6

Simon & Schuster has published thousands of books from thousands of authors. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_39

This list represents some of the more notable authors (those who are culturally significant or have had several bestsellers) from Scribner since becoming part of Simon & Schuster. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_40

For a more extensive list see List of Simon & Schuster authors. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_41

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  • Annie ProulxCharles Scribner's Sons_item_4_21
  • Andrew SolomonCharles Scribner's Sons_item_4_22
  • Anthony DoerrCharles Scribner's Sons_item_4_23
  • Don DeLilloCharles Scribner's Sons_item_4_24
  • Frank McCourtCharles Scribner's Sons_item_4_25
  • Stephen King (1998–present for new releases; 2016–present for re-releases in US/Canada)Charles Scribner's Sons_item_4_26
  • Jeanette WallsCharles Scribner's Sons_item_4_27

Names Charles Scribner's Sons_section_7

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  • Baker & Scribner, until the death of Baker in 1850Charles Scribner's Sons_item_5_28
  • Charles Scribner CompanyCharles Scribner's Sons_item_5_29
  • Charles Scribner's SonsCharles Scribner's Sons_item_5_30
  • ScribnerCharles Scribner's Sons_item_5_31

Bookstores Charles Scribner's Sons_section_8

The Scribner Bookstores are now owned by Barnes & Noble. Charles Scribner's Sons_sentence_42

See also Charles Scribner's Sons_section_9

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Scribner's Sons.