Dial Press

Dial Press
Dial Press
Parent company Random House (adult)
Penguin Group (children)
Founded 1923
Founder Lincoln MacVeagh
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Official website dial-press.atrandom.com (adult)
us.penguingroup.com (children)

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. [1]

Authors included Elizabeth Bowen, W.R. Burnett and Glenway Wescott, Frank Yerby, James Baldwin, 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 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.


  1. ^ Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library--Dial Press Records [1]

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