Bruccoli Clark Layman

2006 Sumter St. Columbia, SC 29201

Richard Layman

tel: 803.771.4642

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member since: 2017

Layman Poupard Publishing (LPP) and Bruccoli Clark Layman (BCL) are closely associated companies providing full-service, end-to-end production of reference works in the humanities. We employ forty professionals, who specialize in project management, research, content creation, copyediting, proofreading, permissions licensing, photo research, and coding for electronic delivery. LPP and BCL have delivered to our publishing partners more than 200 million words of copy in 2,000 printed volumes and electronic forms, and we clear 5,000 permissions licenses per year. We have worked with more than 16,000 scholars on six continents at the most prestigious universities in the world.

BCL’s ongoing Dictionary of Literary Biography was called by Library Journal “hands-down the best overall literary reference work ever published,” and the Literature Criticism Series, produced by LPP, is the largest curated collection of literary criticism in the world. We have created for Gale the social histories American Decades (11 vols.), American Eras (7 vols.), and History in Dispute (21 vols.); for Facts On File, Research Guide to American Literature (8 vols.), Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography (10 vols.), and Conflicts in American History (8 vols.); and for Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey, the electronic reference Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience and the bibliography for the American Poetry Database.

With a forty-year history of producing exceptional, authoritative reference works, we are able to provide professional editorial and production services that are tailored to meet our customers’ needs.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography, 1978–present; Literature Criticism Series, 2010–present; Various Reference Series