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Ballantine, Ian Keith

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 1995 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen

1916 – Born in New York City on the 15th of February.

1939 – The year of his marriage, he initiated the distribution of Penguin Books in the United States.

1945 – He Ballantines were involved in the formation of Bantam Books.

1952 – He was the first president of Bantam.

1970 – Lin Carter edited their Ballantine Adult Fantasy series of classics by H.P. Lovecraft and others.

1973 – Ballantine Books was acquired by Random House, the Ballantines became freelance consulting editors and publishers.

1984 – Ian and Betty Ballantine won two World Fantasy Awards.

1995 – Died of a heart attack on the 9th of March.