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Windus. 1887Hutchinson and The Bodley Head are established. 1890William Heinemann is established and releases his first novel - Der Bondman von Hall Caine.
1917Hogarth Press is established by Virginia and Leonard Woolf and in 1945 comes under the roof of Chatto. 1945Animal farm first appeared at Secker & Warburg. 1960To a Mockingbird by Harper Lee first released in the UK by William Heinemann. 1963The bell of Sylvia Plath is first released by William Heinemann under the alias Victoria Lucas.
1969Chatto & Windus merges with Jonathan Cape and expands the group to include The Bodley Head and later Virago Press. 1985Century Publishing und Hutchinson fusionieren. 1987Random House Inc. a US publishing house founded in 1923, is acquiring CVBC (Chatto, Virago, The Bodley Head and Jonathan Cape). 1988Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses is released in hardcover by Vintage and then in vintage hardcover, resulting in the Ayatollah Khomeini releasing a fatwa against Rushdie.
1989Random House Inc. takes over Century Hutchinson Ltd. 1990Launch of Vintage, originally designed for the publication of paperbacks. 1991Random House UK founded. 1997Random House UK takes over Secker & Warburg and William Heinemann from Reed. 1998Random House UK is taken over by Bertelsmann and merged with the British Bertelsmann company Transworld Publishers to form Random House Group Ltd.
2001Transworld and Random House Children's merged to form Random House Children's Book - one of the five largest children's publishing houses in the UK. 2006The Random House Group acquired a controlling interest in BBC and Ebury's publishing house BBCooks. 2007Random House buys Virgin Schools. 2008Random House releases his first ebook (428 in total).
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