Gill (publisher)

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Gill
Founded1856
FoundersMichael Henry Gill, Co-Founder
James McGlashan, Co-Founder
Country of originIreland
Headquarters locationDublin
DistributionGill Distribution (Ireland)
Dufour Editions (US)[1]
Key peopleDermot O'Dwyer, Managing Director
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.gill.ie

Gill is a publisher based in Park West, Dublin, Ireland, and is a publisher of nonfiction and educational books in Ireland. It is a member of CLE, the Irish Book Publishers' Association.

History[edit]

In 1856, Michael Henry Gill, printer for Dublin University, purchased the publishing and bookselling business of James McGlashan, and the company was re-named McGlashan & Gill. In 1875, it was re-named M.H. Gill & Son. In 1968, the company became associated with the London based Macmillan Publishers (founded 1843) and Gill & Macmillan was established. In 2013, the Gill family bought out Macmillan.[2]

Products[edit]

Gill mainly publishes educational books for school and college students. They also publish a range of general interest non-fiction titles. As well as handling its own published titles, Gill also handles the warehousing and distribution for a number of Irish-based publishers, including O'Brien Press and the Irish Manuscripts Commission.

Gill also runs My-eTest.com, an online learning resource aimed at Irish second-level students. They also have a series of online tests designed to accompany 22 of their educational books, covering 8 secondary school subjects.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Publishers – Dufour Editions". Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  2. ^ Flanagan, Peter; Spain, John (2013-08-15). "Publishing house back in Irish hands as Gill family buy out Macmillans". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2017-10-07.