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    Maritime publisher Brown, Son and Ferguson
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2018 Oct 24, 10:33 -0700

    "Glasgow maritime publisher Brown, Son and Ferguson is 163 years old,
    and still in the hands of its original owners... The technical books
    sell well, none more so than Brown's Nautical Almanac, which has been
    published yearly since 1876 and now runs to 1,200 pages of data relating
    to tides, currents, planetary movement, buoys and beacons, inter-port
    distances and pilotages – a mass of "Valuable Matter" as the catalogue
    has it. It is known as the Sailor's Bible, though probably not to
    sailors, and sells at least 12,000 copies a year at £64 a copy.
    Altogether, more than 90% of book sales are exports, mainly to chandlers
    in ports from Rotterdam to Hobart."
    That article in The Guardian is five years old, but Brown's Nautical
    Almanac is still sold by the company. At least, the 2018 edition is
    available. Don't know about next year.

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