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About The Gale Group Inc

The answers to your research questions just may in fact be blowing in the wind. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, publishes educational and reference material for schools, libraries, and businesses. The company creates and maintains some 300 databases that are available in a variety of print and online formats. It also offers more than 20,000 magazine, journal, and newspaper titles. Holdings include Macmillan Reference USA (reference titles), Lucent Books (K-12 education), and Thorndike Press (large print editions of popular titles). Gale was formed in 1954 by Frederick Gale Ruffner, who wanted to create a comprehensive list of US associations.

Geographic Reach

Gale has offices in Australia, Mexico, Singapore, the UK, and the US.

Sales and Marketing

Gale sells directly to libraries and distributors, and has distribution arrangements with leading information service providers such as Dow Jones, LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters, and Bloomberg. Approximately 70% of the company's business comes from recurring subscriptions and sales. Historically the company has targeted customers that include academic, public, K-12, corporate, and government libraries.


The company has used partnerships with various other companies to grow its business.

The Gale Group Inc

27500 Drake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3535
Phone: 1 (248) 699-4253

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Partner: Adam B Bleile
Senior Vice President Circulating and Trade Publishing: Jill Lectka
Vice President Sales: Eleanor Michniewicz
Employees (This Location): 1,232
Employees (All Locations): 1,232

Major Office Locations

Farmington Hills, MI