Douglas & McIntyre

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Douglas & McIntyre

The company, originally called J.J. Douglas Ltd. and co-founded by Jim Douglas and Scott McIntyre, was established in 1970 and published its first title in the fall of 1971.

In 1980, the company formed an innovative alliance with Patsy Aldana and Groundwood Books, the leading children's publisher. In that same year Jim Douglas retired and Scott McIntyre became President, CEO, and majority shareholder.

Rob Sanders joined the company in 1988 and spearheaded the launch of the Greystone Books imprint in 1993. That list features bestselling environmental, sports and outdoors titles sold to publishing houses around the world.

In 2005, Groundwood Books assets were sold to the House of Anansi.

In 2007 Douglas & McIntyre Ltd.ís majority shares were sold to a new ownership group headed by Mark Scott. Mr. Scott became President and Scott McIntyre retained his positions of Chairman and CEO.

In June 2008, the Gabriola Island-based eco-publisher New Society Publishers was acquired by D&M.

In October 2008, the company underwent a rebranding to become D&M Publishers Inc. - the parent company of three distinct imprints: Douglas & McIntyre, Greystone Books, and New Society Publishing.

In 2011, D&M celebrated an impressive 40 years in the business.

A new chapter in British Columbian publishing began in 2013, when Scott McIntyre retired and his historic Douglas & McIntyre imprint was acquired by Howard and Mary White, owners of Harbour Publishing, who reorganized it as Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd. Greystone Books was split off and acquired by Heritage House Publishing, Rob Sanders and others, who reformed the imprint into a new company, Greystone Books Ltd. New Society was reacquired by its founders, Chris and Judith Plant and partner Carol Newell.

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