Macmillan of Canada

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Macmillan of Canada was a Canadian publishing house.[1]

The company was founded in 1905 as the Canadian arm of the English publisher Macmillan. At that time it was known as the "Macmillan Company of Canada Ltd." In the course of its existence the name changed to "Macmillan of Canada" and "Macmillan Canada".

Macmillan of Canada was sold to Maclean-Hunter in 1973, who, some seven years later, sold it to Gage Publishing.[1] The company was most influential in the 1970s and 1980s under editor and publisher Douglas Gibson, who brought many of Canada's most prominent and influential writers of the era to the company;[1] however, his departure for McClelland & Stewart in 1986 greatly weakened the company's fiction division as the majority of its writers followed Gibson to the competing company.[1]

In 1999 Macmillan Canada, as it was then known, became an imprint of CDG Books, which was purchased in 2002 by John Wiley & Sons, at which time Macmillan Canada ceased to exist either as an imprint or a publishing house.

Noted authors[edit]

Over its nearly 100 years of existence Macmillan's published authors such as:

Former presidents of Macmillan of Canada included Hugh Eayrs, John M. Gray, Hugh Kane, George W. Gilmour, and J. William Baker


  1. ^ a b c d Panofsky, Ruth (2012). The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada: Making Books and Mapping Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9780802098771.