Corporate Social Responsibility

HBG CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Hachette Book Group, a leader in the publishing industry, believes strongly in the importance of engaging in sustainable business practices.  We have created standards of operation and put policies in place to help ensure the long-term wellbeing of the natural world and its resources, the continued growth of a literate community, and the strength of our company. To that end, we are pleased to share the details of our environmental policy and our philanthropic efforts, which you may read below. 

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY:

Hachette Book Group’s environmental policy demonstrates our commitment to the environment, to the responsible use of natural resources, and to sustainable business practice.  The company’s comprehensive environmental policy, launched in November 2009, includes progressive goals on recycled fiber use, greenhouse gas emissions, responsible paper sourcing, and a wide range of other initiatives. 

Policy Documents:

Click here to read HBG's current Environmental Policy
announced in December 2016 (covering goals from 2017-2020).

Progress Reports:

2015-16 HBG Green Progress Report
2014-15 HBG Green Progress Report

2013-14
HBG Green Progress Report 

Vendor Compliance:

Click here for HBG's vendor compliance manual

OUR PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS:


Hachette Book Group supports organizations dedicated to promoting literacy and a love of books and reading.  We are wholeheartedly devoted to fostering a robust publishing industry, while also attending to the serious issue of illiteracy in this country.

At HBG, we focus our philanthropic efforts primarily on the following areas:

Trade organizations, which keep the book business healthy and reading central to our lives.

Literacy organizations, which help teach an invaluable skill.

Author assistance groups, giving authors in need the support to practice their craft.

First Amendment rights groups, which help protect free speech and expression here and around the world.

HBG authors’ causes and those championed by HBG staff are very important to us – this can range from a local library’s fundraiser to an author’s favorite worthy organization.

Cultural organizations that help spread the word about books and reading.

Book Donations – we donate more than 100,000 copies annually, from a single signed copy for a fundraiser to large quantities for a struggling school district or library system.

All requests for financial and book donations are handled by HBG’s Communications department. If you feel that your organization or cause is in line with our goals of supporting literacy and a love of reading, please send all requests to donation.requests@hbgusa.com

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#1 NYT Bestselling Author Jamie McGuire Signs Three-Book Deal with Forever

New York, NY - August 9, 2017

Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing (GCP), a division of Hachette Book Group has acquired the world rights from Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency to a new trilogy by Jamie McGuire, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling BEAUTIFUL and MADDOX BROTHERS romance series.  At GCP, Leah Hultenschmidt, Editorial Director for Forever, acquired world rights and will edit the series.  

In North America, the CRASH AND BURN series will be published as simultaneous trade paperback, e-book, and audio editions with the first book releasing in Fall 2018.  A mass-market edition will follow in 2019.   

The CRASH AND BURN trilogy follows the Alpine Hotshots, a diverse group of elite wildfire firefighters who work in the most remote mountains of the U.S., pushed beyond their limits, unafraid to die if not for losing those they love.  

Aug. 9, 2017

Weinstein Books to Publish Three New Books by Morning Joe Co-Host and NYT Bestselling Author Mika Brzezinski

NEW YORK, NY – July 20, 2017

Weinstein Books, in partnership with Hachette Book Group, is thrilled to announce a three-book publishing deal with New York Times bestselling author and co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski. World rights were acquired by Amanda Murray, Editorial Director of Weinstein Books.

A revised and expanded edition of Brzezinski’s New York Times bestselling title Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth will release in Spring 2018. The book features advice from such major female voices as Sheryl Sandberg, Elizabeth Warren, Valerie Jarrett, Joy Behar and many others, and will be updated throughout with new statistics, fresh interviews, and thoughtful commentary about the importance of knowing your value in personal relationships. The book inspired Know Your Value, a digital media platform and conference event series dedicated to empowering high-potential women to get the most out of their professional and personal lives. Know Your Value comes to NYC for a full-day event on October 30th.

 

July 21, 2017

Chef and Actor David Burtka's LIFE IS A PARTY Acquired by Grand Central Life & Style

New York, NY—July 13, 2017  

Grand Central Life & Style, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, is excited to announce the acquisition of a debut entertaining  and cookbook—LIFE IS A PARTY—by chef and actor David Burtka. Grand Central Life & Style’s Karen Murgolo, VP Editorial Director, and Morgan Hedden, Assistant Editor, acquired world rights from Laura Nolan of Aevitas. The book is tentatively scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2019.  

Chef, caterer, and award-winning Broadway and TV actor David Burtka believes that a great party is all about great food and warm hospitality. In his debut book, LIFE IS A PARTY, David will share all of his insider knowledge to help readers create amazing and unforgettable parties and gatherings no matter what the occasion. Each chapter, divided by season, will feature delicious and easy to prepare recipes based on comfort food favorites with a fun and inspired twist – from barbecued ribs and funnel cakes to caviar and chive cream puffs and butter-roasted lobster tails. David will suggest endless ways to mix and match these dishes to suit every entertaining possibility, while offering simple-to-stunning decorating tips, countdown to party techniques, and delegating tactics to make every party a success. LIFE IS A PARTY will be the go-to book for entertaining at every level with ease and grace. 

July 13, 2017