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This article about Berkley is part of the experimental Verified Publishing Names project. Any material added to this page must cite verifiable and reliable source references. Please review the project page for more information. Please discuss thoughts/questions on the project itself on the project's talk page and thoughts/questions specific to this article here.

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This page is the wiki-page for the imprint Berkley. This page may be used for extended notes about the imprint, including alternate names, changes of ownership, associated imprints, locations, etc. The link above leads to the ISFDB record for Berkley. To discuss what should go on this page, please use the talk page.

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The publisher name "Berkley" by itself is being used on ISFDB as a catch-all publisher for records that the imprint is yet to be determined. If you have a publication where "Berkley" would make the best sense as the publisher name then use Berkley / Berkley Publishing Corporation.

Usual ISBN Prefix 0-425.

The Wikipedia wikipedia:Berkley Books article is not well source and allegedly reports:

  • Founded as Chic News Company in the 1950s
  • Renamed Berkley Publishing Co. in 1955
  • Acquired by Putnam in 1965


The most reliable source for the imprint name is the title page. The part in "quotes" below is how that imprint is identified on the title page.

Most of Berkley's specfict was published under:

The following additional Berkley imprints have also published specfict.

Verification Sources

These are publications that to use the name "Berkley". It appears this imprint name was used briefly in 1978 in the transition from "Berkley Medallion" to "Berkley Books".

1. ^  The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert published Undated but 1978 or shortly afterwards

2. ^  The Santaroga Barrier by Frank Herbert published January 1980