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Ian K. Ballantine

Ballantine Books

1952 - 1974

Publishing & Print Media

1950 b. 1916
UndergraduateColumbia College
GraduateLondon School of Economics
Born-Died1916 - 1995
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherNon-Profit / Other
Era - 1950

In 1952, the year of Ballantine Books' founding, Ballantine introduced four titles, including Executive Suite by Cameron Hawley, which became a bestseller and a successful motion picture. Ballantine proved to the publishing industry that substantial profits could be made from publishing science fiction in soft cover. J. R. R. Tolkienís Middle Earth science fiction series was one of Ballantine Books all-time greatest sellers.