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From the ashes of Douglas & McIntyre, West Coast publishing is on the upswing Add to ...

The ashes of bankrupt Vancouver publisher Douglas & McIntyre have proven to be potent fertilizer for West Coast publishing, with new company Figure 1 Publishing the latest positive result.

Led by three former senior D&M managers – Chris Labonté, Peter Cocking and Richard Nadeau – Figure 1 will specialize in high-quality illustrated books of the sort for which the earlier company was well known.

The company’s emergence follows news that D&M’s former non-fiction imprint, Greystone, is being revived by new owners and placed under the management of its founder, Rob Saunders.

Another former imprint, New Society, has been sold back to its original founders, who sold the company to D&M five years ago.

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