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Subject: book publishers
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: cygnetswan-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 07 Oct 2004 17:00 PDT
Expires: 06 Nov 2004 16:00 PST
Question ID: 411773
What is "A Geneva Book" (by "Carlton Press, Inc.) and how do I contact
this publisher?

Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 07 Oct 2004 18:32 PDT
As it seems, Carlton Press does not exist anymore. Appearantly, this
used to be the company's address:

Carlton Press, Inc.
11 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 217-714-0300

However, the telephone number is now used by a different company, so
Carlton Press seems to have completely vanished from the face of
Earth. Maybe one of my colleagues will me more successful with this
mystery than I was.


Clarification of Question by cygnetswan-ga on 08 Oct 2004 05:05 PDT
I should clarify - my apologizes on any confusion. "A Geneva Book" is
not the actuall title of a book.  The phrase "A Geneva Book" appears
to be a genre of books by Carlton Press, Inc.  I have found several
books by this publisher, and each displays the phrase "A Geneva Book"
on the inside front page. I am trying to find more information about
these books as a relative of mine authored two of them years ago.
Thank you in advance for any leads!

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 08 Oct 2004 05:42 PDT
As several comments noted, Carlton Press is no longer in existence.

The Geneva Books were considered a "series" within Carlton Press, a
term often used to refer to books of a similar subject matter within a
publishing house.  However, the "A Geneva Book" series doesn't appear
to fit that mold.  There were several hundred such books, covering a
wide range of topics.  Many of them had an American History/Americana
theme, but this was certainly not the case with all of them.

A few authors were particularly prolific in the A Geneva Book series,
accounting for a sizable chunk of the overall series.  They were:

Phil King 
Marian Bartch  
Jerry Mallett 
Ellen Craig-Scott 

I can certainly search out the details of publications for any
particular author, if that would be of any interest to you.

Otherwise, let us know what sort of information would meet your needs
at this point.


There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: book publishers
From: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Oct 2004 18:46 PDT
Most books published by Carlton Press were "author subsidized."
Carlton was known as a "vanity press" publisher, meaning that the
authors paid to have their books published, rather than the other way
around. That does not necessarily mean that the books were bad, but
the output of subsidy publishers certainly varies in quality, since
the standard of publication is based upon the author's bankroll rather
than upon the literary quality of the work.
Subject: Re: book publishers
From: jimmykalash-ga on 14 Dec 2004 13:07 PST
It may be that the New York imprint of Carlton Press no longer exists,
but there is/was evidently also a London imprint.  I found this email
address that, if still active, may be for the latter:

You might also glance at this Web site:
Subject: Re: book publishers
From: fp-ga on 15 Dec 2004 00:19 PST
Carlton Press as referred to by jimmykalash-ga is a company registered
in Denmark 1969, in England and Wales 1979 and in the State of
Delaware, U.S.A. 1998:

This does not seem to be the publisher in question.

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