“If a large tree grows from this small seed, we shall be grateful.”
-Daniel Macmillan, London, 1843
Such was the spirit of British brothers Daniel and Alexander Macmillan when they created their publishing house in 1843. Almost two centuries later later, Macmillan Publishers has grown into an international publishing company with over 10 imprints, and offices in the United Kingdom, India, Australia, South Africa, and the United States.
“At Macmillan, women and men around the world add to our history, day by day, book by book, story by story.”
-Michael Flamini, Executive Editor, St. Martin’s Press & Editor of The Macmillan Story
The Macmillan Story was written and compiled by Macmillan employees from all backgrounds to commemorate the publishing company’s 175th anniversary. This dedication was evident to some authors extremely early on. Enid Blyton even said, “Why do I have so many publishers? Why do I not have only one, and that Macmillan’s?”
The book retraces the humble beginnings of the Macmillan brothers, the troubles and expansion of the company through the decades and throughout the world, and even includes personal anecdotes from the vibrant people who make Macmillan what it is today.
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We dedicate The Macmillan Story to the all the people around the world who have called Macmillan home and worked to create such a vibrant publishing enterprise.