Taylor & Francis Group buys Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.Taylor Taylor, city (1990 pop. 70,811), Wayne co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit adjacent to Dearborn; founded 1847 as a township, inc. as a city 1968. A small rural village until World War II, it developed significantly in the second half of the 20th cent. & Francis Books, a unit of Taylor & Francis Group (New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of ; London), a publisher of scientific, academic and professional books and journals, has acquired the publishing business and assets of Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (FDP FDP
fibrin (fibrinogen) degradation product. ; Chicago, IL), a producer of reference books, for [pounds sterling]2.4 million ($3.7 million). FDP was represented in the deal by The van Tulleken Co. (New York).
FDP specializes in producing reference materials in the arts, humanities, business and sciences subject areas for public, high school, college/university and professional libraries. FDP publishes about 25 new books per year and has a backlist back·list
A publisher's list of older titles kept in print.
tr.v. back·list·ed, back·list·ing, back·lists
To place (a title) on a backlist. of 350 titles. For the year ending Dec. 31, 2001, FDP had sales of $3.7 million.
T&F said the acquisition is consistent with its strategy of "growing its portfolio of 'must have' information through well planned organic development and earnings enhancing acquisitions. T&F ceo David Smith said the acquired titles "complement our existing reference list making it a natural fit for the Group."
Taylor & Francis produces over 700 journals and around 800 new books each year with a backlist of over 20,000 titles. Its publications cover a variety of fields, including social sciences, international affairs Noun 1. international affairs - affairs between nations; "you can't really keep up with world affairs by watching television"
affairs - transactions of professional or public interest; "news of current affairs"; "great affairs of state" , politics, economics, psychology, biology, medicine and education.