Betty Ballantine

American editor and publisher (1919–2019) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Betty Ballantine (born Elizabeth Jones; September 25, 1919 – February 12, 2019) was an American publisher, editor, and writer.[1] She was born during the Raj to a British colonial family. After her marriage to Ian Ballantine in 1939, she moved to New York where they created Bantam Books in 1945 and established Ballantine Books in 1952.[2][3] They became freelance publishers in the 1970s. Their son, Richard, was an author and journalist specializing in cycling topics.

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Betty Ballantine
Elizabeth Jones

(1919-09-25)September 25, 1919
DiedFebruary 12, 2019(2019-02-12) (aged 99)
Occupation(s)Publisher, editor, writer
Known forBantam Books
SpouseIan Ballantine
ChildrenRichard Ballantine