Hachette Book Group (HBG) was created when Hachette Livre, a global publishing company based in France, acquired Time Warner Book Group from Time Warner in 2006. Hachette Livre is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lagardère, a company that is active worldwide in the areas of communications and media (books, press, audiovisual and distribution/retailing of cultural products). HBG is comprised of the following publishing divisions:
Grand Central Publishing, formerly Warner Books, came into existence in 1970 when Warner Communications acquired the Paperback Library, subsequently publishing paperback reprints editions of such bestsellers as Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and Umberto Eco's The Name Of The Rose. Today Grand Central Publishing reaches a diverse audience through hardcover, trade paperback and mass market imprints that cater to every kind of reader.
Little, Brown and Company was founded in 1837 and for close to two centuries has published fiction and nonfiction by many of America's finest writers. Early lists featured Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson's poetry, and Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, all of which are still available today.
With offices in Nashville and New York, HACHETTE NASHVILLE, is comprised of three imprints—FAITHWORDS, a publisher of the world’s best voices in the growing inspirational market; CENTER STREET, an imprint publishing positive and affirming non-fiction and a broad range of fiction for the general market; and JERICHO BOOKS, a new imprint which explores religious, social and political issues as they relate to faith.
Hachette Audio is publisher of a variety of popular genres in audio form, matching HBG material with talented actors, composers, and producers to find its fullest expression. Our audiobooks, available on CD and as digital downloads, are primarily based on unabridged material published in print and as ebooks by Grand Central Publishing, Little, Brown & Company, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Little, Brown for Young Readers. We are delighted to bring the audiobook format to a larger and larger audience and to collaborate with an ever-growing cast of authors, agents, editors, and sister companies around the world. Hyperion Audio was recently acquired by Hachette Audio, and Gildan Audio is a distribution client.
Little, Brown began publishing books for children in 1926. We currently publish a distinguished and diverse list of about 135 books a year. Today the group is divided into three imprints: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers features our core list of picture books and hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction for middle grade and young adult readers; LB Kids produces novelty and brand/licensed tie-ins; and Poppy publishes paperback original series for teen girls.
The Orbit division includes Orbit (publishing science fiction and fantasy), Yen Press (publishing manga and graphic novels), and Redhook (publishing commercial fiction) Orbit and Yen were launched in 2007, and joined together under the Orbit division in 2009. Redhook was launched in 2013.
Hachette Books was formed in the Spring of 2014, with the objective of publishing exciting books across a broad range of categories. We present the leading writers in narrative nonfiction, business, science, history, health and wellness, pop culture, sports and humor. We also publish fresh voices in fiction including literary voices, thrillers and stories of universal appeal.