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The Trumpet Club was a Dell imprint launched in September 1985 and was aimed at the forth through sixth grades in the school market. They expanded into the kindergarten through third grade market in the fall of 1988. The imprint was sold to Scholastic in January 1996.
Street address (this is the same address that Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group uses)
- The Trumpet Club
- 666 Fifth Avenue
- New York, New York 10103 (source: Into the Dream published October 1989}})
Logo used on title page and back cover of Trumpet Club publications.
On ISFDB as Trumpet Club
As of August-2010 no Wikipedia article exists nor is there a web site. "Trumpet Club" is not mentioned on atrandom.com, randomhouse.com, knopfdoubleday.com, but is found on scholastic.com as they are holding trademarks for "Trumpet" and "Trumpet Club Special Edition."
Trumpet Club in the news
- McDowell, Edwin. "Publishing: Dell Book Club Seeks a School Niche." New York Times March 15, 1985. (Trumpet Club launch announcement)
- Lodge, Sally. "The school book club wars: shrouded in secrecy, currently rocked by change, the children's clubs are becoming even more competitive." Publishers Weekly 237.30 (1990): 118+.
- Pearsaul, Sara. "Book Clubs a Big Volume Business." Chicago Tribune January 2, 1994.
- "Pages Inc. in marketing deal with BDD." Publishers Weekly 241.10 (1994): 15.
- "Battle of the book fairs: major players edge out smaller competitors in an intense pursuit of sales.(includes related articles about adding wholesaling to the book fair business, and about Pages Book Fairs net losses in 1994 and '95)." Publishers Weekly 243.8 (1996): 134+. (mentions sale of Trumpet to Scholastic in January 1996).
Trivial mentions of the Trumpet Club:
- Krauth, Laurie. "His 'Fish Story' is Factual." Weekly Blade (Toledo, Ohio) February 9, 1988.
- Waldron, Gregory C, Kidsday Staff Reporter, Age 11. "Kidsday Book Shop: `Young Authors of America'" Kidsday March 9, 1988.
- Ketcham, Diane. "Long Island Journal" The New York Times March 27, 1988.
- Lodge, Sally. "Rights! Author! Action!" Publishers Weekly 238.53 (1991): 48+.
- Lodge, Sally. "Growing up too fast? Children's books are maturing, and in the process may be taking on some of the characteristics of their adult counterparts." Publishers Weekly 238.19 (1991): 28+.
- Lodge, Sally. "Yearling turns 25." Publishers Weekly 238.45 (1991): 41+.
- Ott, Bill. "Top of the list: 1993." Booklist 15 Jan. 1994: 858+.
- Roback, Diane, and Jim Milliot. "Western takes top spot among kids' publishers; first PW ranking finds 12 largest companies controlling 78% of the market. (Western Publishing; Publishers Weekly)." Publishers Weekly 241.31 (1994): 23+.
- "Battle of the book fairs: major players edge out smaller competitors in an intense pursuit of sales.(includes related articles about adding wholesaling to the book fair business, and about Pages Book Fairs net losses in 1994 and '95)." Publishers Weekly 243.8 (1996): 134+.