How were little Golden Books, Tell-a-Tale books, etc. made in the 40s and 50s?

  1. Billie Kelpin profile image87
    Billie Kelpinposted 4 years ago

    How were little Golden Books, Tell-a-Tale books, etc. made in the 40s and 50s?

    I'm wondering how those little cardboard books were made. What printing companies produced them? Why has this type of book publishing stopped?  Is it because of the gluing process?  It seems as if the glossy illustration cover was glued on to cardboard. Could this method be re-created? What exactly is that method called? I really can't find the REASON why this type of book printing doesn't seem to be in production anymore.

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  2. CraftytotheCore profile image81
    CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago

    The original published was Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Artist and Writers Guild, Inc.

    Western Printing and Lithographing Company in Racine, Wisconsin, handled the actual printing. 

    In 1958, Simon and Schuster sold its interests to Western Printing and Lithographing Company.

    In 2001, Random House acquired Golden Books.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image87
      Billie Kelpinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      We used to live in Milw. so Western Publishing really marketed to our area.  I'm curious as to how they performed that process.  I imagine it wasn't difficult, but for some reason, we don't see it done exactly.  I should write to them maybe?THANKS, C

 
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