Infobase Publishing

Infobase Publishing is an American publisher of reference book titles and textbooks geared towards the North American library, secondary school, and university-level curriculum markets. Infobase operates a number of prominent imprints, including Facts On File, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Chelsea House (which also serves as the imprint for the special collection series, "Bloom's Literary Criticism" under the direction of literary critic Harold Bloom), and Ferguson Publishing.

Infobase Publishing
Infobase Publishing
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters location
Publication typesBooks
Owner(s)Centre Lane Partners


The private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson bought Facts on File and Chelsea House in 2005.[1][2] Infobase bought Films for the Humanities & Sciences in 2007 and the World Almanac in 2009.[3] In 2017, Infobase acquired The Mailbox lesson plans and Learning magazine.[4] VSS sold Infobase to another private equity firm, Centre Lane Partners, in 2018.[5]

As well as nonfiction works in print, Infobase and its imprints publish a selection of works in digital, audio-visual and online database formats.

Facts On File has been publishing books since 1941.[6] The publisher publishes general reference and trade books.[7]



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  4. ^ "Infobase Announces Acquisition of The Mailbox | Infobase". Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  5. ^ CNBC (2018-01-08). "Centre Lane Partners Acquires Infobase from VSS". Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  6. ^ "About Facts on File". FOFWeb. United States: Facts on File. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "Facts on File, Inc". PublishersGlobal. Calgary: Impello Inc. Retrieved June 25, 2017.

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