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Watson-Guptill Publications
Watson-Guptill
Watson Guptill logo.png
Parent companyTen Speed Press (Crown Publishing Group (Penguin Random House)
Founded1937
FounderErnest Watson and Arthur L. Guptill
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters location1745 Broadway, New York City (Random House Tower)
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsAmphoto Books
Back Stage Books
Billboard Books
Official websitewww.crownpublishing.com/archives/imprint/watson-guptill

Watson-Guptill is an American publisher of instructional books in the arts.[1] The company was founded in 1937 by Ernest Watson, Ralph Reinhold, and Arthur L. Guptill.[2] They also published the magazine American Artist.[3] Their headquarters are at 1745 Broadway, New York City, Random House Tower.[4]

Billboard Publications acquired Watson-Guptill in 1962.[] The Dutch publisher VNU (later renamed the Nielsen Company) acquired Billboard in 1993.[5]Random House acquired Watson-Guptill from Nielsen in 2008.[6] Five years later, Random House, which was owned by Bertelsmann and the Penguin Group, owned by Pearson PLC, merged to form the Penguin Random House company.[7][8] Watson-Guptill became an imprint of Ten Speed Press in 2013.[9]

Imprints

  • Amphoto Books

External links

References

  1. ^ "Watson-Guptill - The Crown Publishing Group". CrownPublishing.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Ernest W. Watson Biography". ernestwwatson.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "American Artist (Journal, magazine, 1940)". WorldCat.org. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Watson-Guptill Publications - Publisher Contact". JacketFlap.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Company News - Dutch Buyer Acquires BPI". nytimes.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "A Down Year for Random House". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Calamur, Krishnadev (29 October 2012). "Penguin, Random House Announce Merger". NPR. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Penguin and Random House Merge, Saying Change Will Come Slowly". nytimes.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Crown Shifts Watson-Guptill, Amphoto, Potter Craft". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved .



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