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History of Overlook Press

Publisher Peter Mayer, on the history of the Overlook Press: The company was never meant to be a publishing company; I was in 1971 employed by Avon Books and wanted to publish a book inappropriate to Avon but very special to my family, a book in German, AUFBAU, an anthology from a famous German-language newspaper. The owners of Avon had no objection and so a company was set up to publish this one book, which had prospects of just about zero. My father, a retired glove manufacturer, offered to help me with it. So on weekends in Woodstock in upstate New […]

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