Sidgwick & Jackson

Sidgwick & Jackson is an imprint of book publishing company Pan Macmillan. Formerly it was an independent publisher; as such it was founded in Britain in 1908. Its notable early authors include poet Rupert Brooke and novelist E.M. Forster. In more recent times it helped launch the careers of Lynda La Plante, Shirley Conran and Judith Krantz.

Sidgwick & Jackson
Parent companyPan Macmillan
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
DistributionMacmillan Distribution (UK)
Trafalgar Square Publishing (United States)[1]
Publication typesBooks
Official website

The Managing Director from 1968 to 1995 was William Armstrong; the company and Armstrong were said to have encouraged individuality and entrepreneurship among staff. Armstrong was also the father of the singer Dido.[2][3]

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  1. "Pan Macmillan | Independent Publishers Group". Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. Patrick Janson-Smith (17 January 2007). "William Armstrong—Publisher at Sidgwick & Jackson". Obituaries. The Independent. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
  3. Willes, Margaret (12 January 2007). "A rebel at heart—Margaret Willes remembers William Armstrong". PN Archive. Publishing News. Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
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