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Perseus Books Group, 1996-2014

Posted at 4:23PM Saturday 28 Jun 2014

Venture capitalist and book lover Frank Pearl started the Perseus Books Group in 1996. He was concerned that the type of books he liked best—serious nonfiction—was being ignored by the major houses. As of last week, when it was announced that Hachette Book Group had agreed to acquire Perseus and then sell its distribution business to Ingram, the publisher had amassed a backlist of over 6,000 titles and was the distributor of more than 400 presses.


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