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Douglas & McIntyre Publishers






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.

Since 1997, D&M has provided Canadian sales and marketing representation for Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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

Despite the perennial turmoil of Canada’s book market – famously known as “the perilous trade” – Douglas & McIntyre has continued to grow, with sales of Canadian-originated books increasing steadily, notably in recent years. This major success story reached a new peak when Douglas & McIntyre Ltd.’s majority shares were sold in 2007. Mark Scott became President and Scott McIntyre retained his positions of Chairman and CEO. Read the press release here.

In June 2008, New Society Publishers was acquired by D&M. The innovative and internationally successful NSP program embodies those virtues-quality, a deep sense of mission, and shrewd market acumen-which have guided D&M over the years.

In October 2008, we underwent a rebranding. Now called D&M Publishers - the parent company of three distinct imprints - we also created fresh logos.

In 2011, we celebrated an impressive 40 years in the business.

And in February 2012, major changes took place with an eye towards the future of the company.

In October 2012, the Canadian book publishing company D&M Publishers has filed for bankruptcy. The company said in a statement: “It is D&M’s intention to carry on its operations during this restructuring process.”

Earlier this year, the company restructured its management. In July, the company’s co-founder Scott McIntyre stepped down from his role as CEO, though he has stayed on as a board member. At that time, Rob Sanders, who founded and built D&M’s Greystone imprint, was promoted to SVP, new business development, international and publisher-at-large, and Jesse Finkelstein was promoted from director of operations and publishing services to chief operating officer.






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