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Avon Books

(1941 - present day)

About Avon Books:

Avon Books was founded in 1941 by the American News Corporation to create a rival to Pocket Books. Avon was bought by the Hearst Corporation in 1959.

From at least 1945 through the mid-1950s, Avon published comic books. Its titles included horror fiction, science fiction, Westerns, romance comics, war comics and funny-animal comics.

In 1999, the News Corporation bought out Hearst's book division, and merged Avon with HarperCollins. Avon's hardcover and non-romance paperback lines were moved to sister company Morrow, leaving Avon as solely a romance publisher. As of 2010, it is an imprint of HarperCollins, publishing primarily romance novels.

See http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/about-harpercollins/Imprints/Avon/Pages/Avon.aspx

Books published by Avon Books in the database

Magazines titles published by Avon Books in the database