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Nelson Doubleday

Doubleday and Company

1928 - 1946

Publishing & Print Media

1920 b. 1889
Born-Died1889 - 1949
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1920

Doubleday focused his efforts on the mass production and distribution of inexpensive books. In 1934, Doubleday purchased full ownership of the Literary Guild of America, a book club that generated sales of 1 million books a year. Under Doubleday’s leadership, Doubleday and Company had emerged by 1947 as the largest publishing house in the nation with annual sales over $30 million. Doubleday was a keen manager who readily terminated unprofitable enterprises and embraced modern advertising techniques and market strategies.