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Dial Press

Dial Press

Founded: 1924
Founded by: Lincoln MacVeagh
New York, New York 10014
Titles/Circulation: 50 titles published per year


The Dial Press was a publishing house founded in 1923 by Lincoln MacVeagh.

Dial Press shared a building with The Dial and Scofield Thayer worked with both. The first imprint was issued in 1924.

Authors included Elizabeth Bowen, W. R Burnett and Glenway Wescott, Frank Yerby, James Baldwin, Susan Berman, Herbert Gold, Thomas Berger, Vance Bourjaily, and Norman Mailer.

In 1963, Dell Publishing Company acquired 60% of the Dial Press stock but the Press remained an independent subsidiary. It was jointly owned by Richard Baron and Dell Publishing; E. L. Doctorow was editor-in-chief. In 1969 the Dial Press became wholly owned by Dell Publishing Company. In 1976 Doubleday bought Dell Publishing and the children's division of Dial Press (Dial Books for Young Readers) was sold to E. P. Dutton. Dutton would be bought by New American Library, which in turn became a part of the Penguin Group, a division of Pearson PLC. Doubleday dissolved Dial Press in 1985. The adult imprint was revived by Carole Baron the publisher of Dell at the time part of Bantan/Doubleday/Dell under the leadership of Susan Kamil. It went on to gain awards and bestellers. It was bought when BDD was sold to Random House.

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• John Bellairs  • William Nolan  • George Johnson  • Pauline Gedge  • Colin Wilson  • Robert Mills  • Jean Hegland  • Orson Card  • John Varley  • Gregory Benford  • Robert Silverberg  • John Batchelor  • Jeanne Robinson  • Spider Robinson  • Benjamin Bova  • Robert Bloch  • Kristin Cashore  • Adrienne Kress  • Ursula Vernon