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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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Indicia Publisher Name Years in Operation Printings (Issues)
FlagA Fawcett Gold Medal Book ? - ? 41 (42)
FlagBallantine Books 1982 - 2000 43 (39)
FlagCBS Educational and Professional Publishing, a division of CBS Inc. 1981 - 1982 3 (1)
FlagCBS Publications, The Consumer Publishing Division of CBS, Inc. 1972 - 1982 10
FlagFawcett Gold Medal Books, a unit of CBS Publications, the Consumer Publishing Division of CBS Inc. 1979 - 1980 7 (5)
FlagFawcett Gold Medal Books, CBS Education and Professional Publishing, a division of CBS, Inc. ? - 3
FlagFawcett Gold Medal Books, CBS Publications, The Consumer Publishing Division of CBS, Inc. Disclose
Note: Date is for known publication, but it probably extends in both directions.
1977 - 1980 11
FlagFawcett Publications, Inc. 1919 - 1977 130

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