Douglas & McIntyre

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Douglas & McIntyre
Parent company Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
FounderJim Douglas and Scott McIntyre
Country of origin Canada
Headquarters location Vancouver
Distribution University of Toronto Press (Canada)
Publishers Group West (US) [1]
Publication typesBooks
Imprints Douglas & McIntyre
Official website

Douglas & McIntyre is an imprint of the Canadian book publishing firm Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.


Douglas & McIntyre was founded by James Douglas and Scott McIntyre in 1971 as an independent publishing company based in Vancouver. Reorganized with new owners in 2008 as D&M Publishers Inc., it bought New Society Publishers. In October 2012 the company filed a Notice of Intention (NOI) under the Canadian bankruptcy act. [2] D&M Publishers sold off its imprints while under NOI protection; New Society returned to its previous owners, the imprint Greystone Books was sold to a group headed by Heritage House Publishing and set up as a stand-alone company called Greystone Books Ltd. while the original Douglas & McIntyre list was sold to the owners of Harbour Publishing who placed it under a new independent company, Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd. [3] [4] [5]

Greystone Books

Greystone Books is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based publisher of nonfiction books that publishes in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. The company was established in 1993 as an imprint of Douglas & McIntyre under founding publisher Rob Sanders and has been an independent publisher, Greystone Books Ltd., since 2013.

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  1. "Booksellers - Douglas & McIntyre" . Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  2. "Douglas & McIntyre owner files for bankruptcy". CBC News. October 22, 2012. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  3. Heritage House Publishing Acquires Greystone Books
  4. D&M Publishers Finds Buyer for Douglas & McIntyre Imprint
  5. D&M's New Society Imprint Sold
  7. Douglas & McIntyre author list Archived October 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  8. Montreal Gazette Archived November 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  9. Douglas & McIntyre About page Archived October 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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