Author: Sherry Helms
World could not have been so enlightened as today had there been not many great publishers! The contribution of publishers in spreading knowledge and educating world is indescribable. It’s because of the publishers that the precious work of Authors and Researchers could see light of the day and become accessible to readers in form of books, journals, magazines, etc.
Acknowledging the contribution of Publishers to this civilized world, we are starting a new section- ” Know the Publisher”. We would be covering large number of publishers, big and small, in this section. Today we are starting with one of the oldest existing publishers –Little Brown and Company.
Little, Brown and Company is a publishing house founded in 1837 by Charles Coffin Little and his partner, James Brown. For almost two centuries has published fiction and nonfiction by many of America’s finest writers in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audio formats.
Did you know????
Benjamin Franklin and George Washington were the first authors of the new firm published, followed soon by Daniel Webster and John Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.
In 2006, Little, Brown became part of the Hachette Book Group, which was created when Hachette Livre, the world’s second-largest publishing company, acquired the Time Warner Book Group.
One single publishing company may have multiple imprints; the different imprints are used by the publisher to market works to different demographic consumer segments. In some cases, the diversity results from the takeover of smaller publishers (or parts of their business) by a larger company.
Popular Imprints of Little Brow and Company are:
Reagan Arthur Books is an imprint with a simple, single focus: great writing in the service of great stories.
Mulholland Books: With a focus on online community building, internet marketing and authentic connections between authors, readers and publisher, Mulholland Books will be at the center of a web of suspense and thriller.
Back Bay Books: In 1993, Little, Brown created a new trade paperback imprint, Back Bay Books, to focus on long-term publication of the company’s best fiction and nonfiction.
Bestselling novelists on Little, Brown hardcover and Back Bay paperback lists include J. D. Salinger, James Patterson, Herman Wouk, Alice Sebold, Anita Shreve, Walter Mosley, Janet Fitch, John le Carre, Jimmy Buffett, Pete Hamill, David Foster Wallace, and Michael Connelly.
Some Popular Books by Little Brown and Company of this Decade
Jim the Boy authored by Tony Earley, published in the year 2000
An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life by The Dalai Lama, published in the year 2001
Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller, published in the year 2002
The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad, published in the year 2003
Forever by Pete Hamill, published in the year 2004
The Historianby Elizabeth Kostova, published in the year 2005
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson, published in the year 2006
The Terror by Dan Simmons, published in the year 2007
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris, published in the year 2008
The Host by Stephenie Meyer, published in the year 2009
The Evolution of God by Robert Wright, published in the year 2010
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff, published in the year 2011
Bossypants by Tina Fey, published in the year 2011
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, published in the year 2011
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