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Pan Pan i(A18644 works by) (Organisation) assertion (a.k.a. Pan Books)
Born: Established: 1944
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
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Pan Books was founded by Alan Bott, owner of The Book Society, in September 1944. Over the course of the next eight years a minority share of 48 per cent was picked up by a consortium of four leading publishers: William Collins, Macmillan, William Heinemann and - for a short while - Hodder and Stoughton. A publisher of paperback originals and reprints of distinguished fiction and non-fiction, Pan gained prominance in the 1960's as the paperback publisher of Ian Fleming's James Bond books.

A consortium consisting of Collins, Macmillan, Hodder & Stoughton and Heinemann purchased a share in PAN and in 1962, when New American Library attempted to take over, Collins and Macmillan bought PAN outright. In 1969 Heinemann rejoined by buying a third share.

In 1987, Collins and Heinemann sold their interests in Pan, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Pan/Macmillan.

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