B.E.S. Publishing

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B.E.S. Publishing
Parent companyPeterson's
FounderManuel Barron
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationHauppauge, New York
Key peopleManuel Barron, CEO
Publication typesBooks
Official websitebes-publishing.com

B.E.S. Publishing is an American publishing company, founded in 1939 as Barron's Educational Services, a publisher of materials to help students to prepare for college entrance examinations. In recent years, Barron's expanded into many other publishing fields, with 2,000 titles in a wide range of categories. In 2018, Barron's sold its brand name and its test prep list to Kaplan Test Prep; the company was renamed B.E.S. Publishing.[1] The company was acquired by Peterson's Publishing in 2019.[2]

B.E.S. Publishing's headquarters were in Hauppauge, New York. Several present and past series include:

  • Step-by-Step cookbooks, including both ethnic and appliance-based titles
  • Made Easy educational books, which cover numerous school subjects, particularly on high school and college level, in concise form
  • 1001 Pitfalls, foreign-language grammars focusing on common student pitfalls. The 501 Verbs series functions as companion volumes, and abbreviated pocket-sized grammars, verb tables, and vocabulary books based on these are also available
  • Master the Basics, foreign-language self-instruction
  • E-Z Series, a series of self-teaching textbooks designed to help students master a variety of subjects.
  • Painless, a reference-oriented review of numerous academic subjects
  • MazeToons Series, cartoon illustrated books of mazes by Joe Wos. Titles include "A-Maze-Ing Animals", "Myths and Monsters", "Maze-O-Zoic" and "A-Maze-Ing America."

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  1. ^ "Kaplan Buys Educational Assets, And Name, from Barron's". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  2. ^ "Peterson's Publishing Buys B.E.S. Publishing". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2020-02-08.

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