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The founders of Mainstream Publishing, Bill Campbell and Peter MacKenzie, have announced that the company intends to stop publishing new titles from the end of the year.

Mainstream will close its Edinburgh office by 31 December 2013 after 35 successful years. Most staff left at the end of August. Those left - Ailsa Bathgate (editorial), Fiona Brownlee (marketing/rights/
publicity), Douglas Nicoll (accounts), Neil Graham (production) and Lois Wilson (PA / office manager) will leave at the end of the year.

The company, which has built its name on publishing dynamic non-fiction, will cease to acquire further new titles but will continue to publish all of its already scheduled titles. The last Mainstream title will be published in 2014. Bill Campbell and Peter MacKenzie will be contactable at the usual address until then.

Thereafter the legacy of its formidable backlist - which boasts best-selling and award-winning authors of the calibre of Hugh McIlvanney, Martha Long, Donald McRae, Philip Carlo, Carol Ann Lee and Warren Fellows, among others - will continue to be published as an imprint within the Transworld division of the Random House Group.

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