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Publisher: Gold Medal Books
Years in Operation: 1949 - ?
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Country: Flag United States Web Site: http://www.randomhouse.com Brands: 5 Indicia Publishers: 8 Series: 181 Printings: 352 (338 Issues) Disclose Notes: Gold Medal was one of the mass-market paperback publishers of Fawcett Publications, Inc. From about 1960 to about 1978, the branding of Fawcett World Library would appear on the back cover of the books.

The Fawcett line purchased by the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS Publications) about 1976 and ceased publication about 1982. The assets of Gold Medal and Crest Books were purchased by Random House and placed under their Ballantine Books publishing outfit circa at the end of 1982.

Gold Medal continued to publish under Ballantine until sometimes during the 2010s when the Gold Medal paperback line was eliminated.
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Brand Name View Brand Images Years in Operation Printings (Issues)
A Fawcett Gold Medal BookView Brand Images 1949 - ? 15
A Fawcett Gold Medal Book; Fawcett World Library 1960 - 1971 23
Fawcett Gold MedalView Brand Images 1965 - ? 98
Fawcett Gold Medal; Fawcett World Library 1969 - 1979 37
Gold Medal Book ? - 7

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