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

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.

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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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