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Pinter Publishers

"Frances Pinter founded her publishing company at the age of 23 with only £1,000 and one title. It began with a commitment to publishing cutting edge Social Sciences.

"Over the years the company's works made a substantial contribution to shaping and reshaping academic disciplines as they are today, providing more relevant and rigorous methodologies.

"The first field in which the company became an acknowledged leader was International Relations. But already in 1979 it led the pack by introducing a whole genre of books examining the social and economic impacts of new technologies. It also had strong lists in development, human rights and linguistics.

"In 1986 Pinter Publishers founded the Belhaven Press imprint, the first to concentrate solely on environmental matters. And in 1987 it acquired Leicester University Press – specialising in the humanities.

"The company grew into one of the UK’s major specialist Social Science publishers, with exports accounting for over 80% of its sales. Expansion capital was raised from 3i and Lazards." [1]


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  1. Pinter Publishers, Frances Pinter, accessed December 20, 2007.