Peter Mayer

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Peter Michael Mayer (March 28, 1936 – May 11, 2018) was a British-born American publisher. He was born in London. Mayer was president of The Overlook Press/Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc., a Woodstock, New York-based publishing company he founded with his father in 1971.[1] At the time of Overlook’s founding, Mayer was head of Avon Books, a large New York-based paperback publisher.[2] From 1978 to 1996, Mayer was CEO of Penguin Books.[2][3]

Recently, Mayer financially revived both Ardis, a publisher of Russian literature in English, and Duckworth, an independent publishing house in the UK.[1]

Mayer died at the age of 82 in his home in Manhattan, New York, due to complications related to amyloidosis.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 New York Center for Independent Publishing. "Peter Mayer to be Honored at 2007 NYCIP Benefit". Retrieved 6 June 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Profile: Peter Mayer". Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  3. Penguin Books, Ltd. "About Penguin: Company History". Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2008.
  4. The Associated Press (11 May 2018). "Publisher Peter Mayer dies at age 82". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 12 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.