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James Nisbet

"About 1809 he commenced business for himself, on a somewhat limited scale, as a bookseller in Castle Street.

When his reputation as a publisher of religious books was thoroughly established, and his profits were considerable, he succeeded in buying the 60 Munificent Liberalities premises in Berners Street, where the business has been carried on for nearly fifty years." (1867)

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Nisbet publishers officially lasted up until 2008; (see

Cambridge-based academic and theological publisher James Clarke & Co has bought the publishing assets of rival James Nisbet for an undisclosed sum. Adrian Brink, m.d. of James Clarke, said he is intending to reprint a number of theological titles from Nisbet's list under the James Clarke imprint. Nisbet was founded in the 19th century and originally published the Janet and John series of children's books. However, it has not been actively publishing for some time. "It's a useful acquisition for us because their range of theological titles has scope for success," said Brink. He added that James Clarke was planning to expand the theological side of its business by adding to its editorial team. James Clarke releases around 20 titles per year but Brink said that will increase within the next 18 months.

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