Seeking information about Doubleday, Junior Literary Guild, Junior Books
May 13, 2014 9:28 AM Subscribe
Do you know something about the history of publishing? Help me out.
posted by crazylegs to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
I have a book called "Tales of a Russian Grandmother" by Frances Carpenter. On the title page, just above the Doubleday imprint, it says "Junior Books". There is currently a book for sale on ebay that is identical, except that it says "Junior Literary Guild". Both are stated first editions and both were published in 1933. I'm trying to determine which is the true first, and why they are both stated as first editions. I suspect that Junior Books preceded Junior Literary Guild, since the latter was in existence until 1988 when its name was changed to Junior Library Guild. I've been unable to find any definitive information about the Junior Books imprint.
Any help, as usual, is much appreciated!