Floyd Clymer Publications
We are often asked to clarify what happened to the
business known as “Floyd Clymer Publications” after the death of its founder
Floyd Clymer in 1970.
Shortly after Floyd’s death,
the “Floyd Clymer Publications” business name, titles and rights were
purchased by Andleer, Inc., a California corporation, and for a number of years
following that acquisition Andleer, Inc., continued to publish and expand the
line of “Clymer” repair and
service manuals that most “do-it-yourself” mechanics are familiar with.
In 1987, Andleer, Inc., sold their “Clymer” repair and service manual publishing business to Intertec, Inc., located in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. While Intertec has come under a number of larger cooperate banners, including Prism Business Media, Primedia and most recently Penton, the editorial offices remain in the same Overland Park, Kansas location and continue to produce some of the best respected “do-it-yourself” manuals under the “Clymer” name.
In 2000, VelocePress.com, now a division of Veloce Enterprises, Inc., a Texas corporation, purchased the residual titles and rights for the pre-1970 “Floyd Clymer Publications” with the exclusion of the Andleer, Inc., “Clymer” repair and service manual rights that were previously sold to Intertec, Inc.
In 2005, Veloce Enterprises, Inc., subsequently purchased the titles and rights to the “Clymer Indianapolis Yearbook” series and associated publications such as the Speedway and Driver histories.
Therefore, if there is a particular “Floyd Clymer Publications” title that you would like to see reprinted, we encourage you to contact us, as other than the “Clymer” repair manuals all of the titles and rights for publications that carry the “Floyd Clymer Publications” logo that are dated prior to 1970 are the property of Veloce Enterprises, Inc., dba VelocePress.com.
(We would like to extend our thanks to “Clymer” Editorial Director James Grooms (2009) for his assistance in providing the Intertec/Penton information).