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.
<p>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.</p>
<p>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 conservative and military books, and WORTHY, an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books.</p>
<p>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, Little, Brown for Young Readers, and Perseus Books. 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. </p>
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.
<p>Perseus Books is a Hachette Book Group company, comprised of the imprints Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Da Capo Press, Hachette Books, PublicAffairs, Running Press, Seal Press, and Westview Press. Perseus also has a publishing partnership with the Type Media Center called Bold Type Books.</p>