Alliance Book Corporation
On August 15, 1938 Henry G. Koppell founded the Alliance Book Corp. (ABC) along with Fritz H. Landshoff. Landshoff represented the three exile publishing houses, Querido, de Lange, and Bermann-Fischer, who wanted to develop an overseas market in the United States. Henry G. Koppell had come to the USA in 1936, after living in Palestine since Hitler’s Machtergreifung in 1933.
ABC had a purchase commitment to buy 100 to 250 publications from the three publishing houses per annum. However, the ABC had its own goals as well. They wanted to publish German-speaking émigré authors in English translations. By 1940, this cooperation came to an end, because there were no purchasers and the war in Europe prevented the publishing houses from producing any more books. As a result, from the summer of 1940 on, the ABC only published English books.
In 1942, the Ziff-Davis Verlag bought the ABC.
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