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American Book Company
Type Private
Founded 1952 (1952)
Headquarters New York city, United States
Area served United States
Industry Educational publishing
Products Textbooks
Employees 56+4i
Parent Macmillan Publishers
Website St. Martin's Press

St. Martin's Press is a book publisher headquartered in the iconic Flatiron Building in New York City. Currently, St. Martin's Press is one of the United States' largest publishers, bringing to the public some 700 titles a year under eight imprints, which include St. Martin's Press (mainstream and bestseller books), St. Martin's Griffin (mainstream paperback books, including science fiction and romance), Minotaur (mystery, suspense, and thrillers), Picador (specialty books), Thomas Dunne Books (suspense and mainstream), and Truman Talley Books (business and speciality books). St. Martin's Press's current editor in chief is George Witte.

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History

Macmillan Publishers of Great Britain founded St. Martin's in 1952 and named it for St. Martin's Lane in London. It was privately held until the late 1990s, when it was sold to Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC, a group of publishing companies held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, a family-owned publishing concern based in Stuttgart, Germany, which still owns St. Martin's as well as other U.S. publishers, including Farrar, Straus and Giroux (primarily a publisher of literary fiction), Holt Publishers (literary non-fiction), and Tor-Forge Books (science fiction, fantasy, and thrillers).

Saluted for the breadth of their list, St. Martin's publishes such authors as Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Charlotte Bingham, John Bingham, Dan Brown, Ken Bruen, Augusten Burroughs, Stephen J. Cannell, Jackie Collins, Jennifer Crusie, Charles Cumming, Janet Evanovich, Julian Fellowes, Joseph Finder, Frederick Forsyth, Joan Hess, Simon Kernick, Thomas Lakeman, Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds, Michael Palmer, Robin Pilcher, Susan Arnout Smith, Wilbur Smith, the New York Times crossword puzzle books, James Herriot, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Patrick Quinlan, Brigitte Gabriel, Darryl Wimberley, Amanda Filipacchi, Bruce Stockler, Liam Jackson, M.K. Asante, Jr., Marshall Karp and others.

Also, in 1984, St. Martin's Press was the first major trade book publisher ever to publish its own hardcover books by its own in-house mass market paperback company. St. Martin's Mass Market Paperback Co., Inc. was founded by current President and Publisher Sally Richardson in 1984, under the stewardship of then-President Thomas McCormack (with the assistance of entertainment consultant Maura E. Lynch).

St Martin's Press was briefly mentioned in the Dan Brown techno-thriller Deception Point, when it attempted to give a character an 'obscene' advance for a scandalous book.

Imprints

  • St. Martin's Press (mainstream and bestseller books),
  • St. Martin's Griffin (mainstream trade paperback books, including romance),
  • Minotaur (Mystery, suspense, and thrillers),
  • Picador (specialty books),
  • Thomas Dunne Books (suspense and mainstream), and
  • Truman Talley Books (business and speciality books).

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References

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