Featured Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is one of the ‘big five’ in the publishing world. It first made its appearance in 1837, as Little, Brown and Company, and has been living up to its mission – to publish great books well – ever since. It’s been bought and sold several times, and currently belongs to Lagardère Publishing, and is housed within the Hachette Livre imprint.
Little, Brown and Company still exists as a publishing division of Hachette Book Group, and even has its own imprints:
- Back Bay Books – fiction and non-fiction
- Mulholland Books – crime, thrillers, spy, suspense, supernatural
There is also Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers, which has two imprints:
- Poppy – teen girls
- LB Kids – novelty
Other publishing divisions within Hachette Book Group include:
- Grand Central Publishing, which publishes something of everything. It has seven imprints:
- Business Plus – business
- Forever – romance
- Forever Yours – romance ebooks
- Grand Central Life & Style – lifestyle and wellness
- Twelve – various fiction
- Vision – various fiction
- 5 Spot – women’s fiction
- FaithWords, which publishes faith-based and inspirational books. It has one imprint:
- Jericho Books – Christian inspirational
- Center Street, which publishes self-help, motivation, health and fitness, autobiographies, and current events, all with a positive spin.
- Orbit, which publishes science-fiction and fantasy. It has one imprint:
- Redhook – various fiction
- Yen Press, which publishes graphic novels and manga.
- Hachette Audio, which produces audio books.
- Hachette Digital, which produces ebooks.
In June 2013, Hachette acquired the Hyperion Adult Imprint. According to an article on Publishers Weekly, Disney will retain some of its Hyperion titles, including the children’s imprints.
Unfortunately Hachette Book Group doesn’t accept unsolicited submissions. In fact, it states that unsolicited submissions will be destroyed.
If you want to join the ranks of successful Hachette Book Group authors you’ll have to go through a literary agent.