Chronicle Books is a San Francisco-based American publisher of books for adults and children.
The company was established in 1968 by Phelps Dewey, an executive with
Chronicle Publishing Company, then- publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle. In 1999 it was bought by Nion McEvoy, great-grandson of [1 ] M. H. de Young, founder of the Chronicle, from other family members who were selling off the company's assets. At the time Chronicle Books had a staff of 130 and published 300 books per year, with a catalog of more than 1,000 books. In 2000 McEvoy set up the McEvoy Group as a [1 ] holding Company. In 2006 the McEvoy Group purchased [2 ] Spin Magazine in connection with the owners of San Francisco's 7x7 Magazine and California Home+Design. [2 ]
Publications [ edit ]
Chronicle Books publishes books in subjects such as architecture, art, culture, interior design, cooking, children's books, gardening, pop culture, fiction, food, travel, and photography.
It has published a number of [1 ] best-sellers; the New York Times series by Griffin and Sabine Nick Bantock, Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and by Olive, the Other Reindeer Vivian Walsh. Other best sellers have included , The Beatles Anthology , What's Your Poo Telling You? Mom and Dad are Palindromes by Mark Shulman, the by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, the Worst-Case Scenario series children's series by Annie Barrows, and Ivy and Bean Papa, do you Love Me and Golden Kite Award winner Mama, do you Love Me by Barbara M. Joosse. In March 2006 it published , a novel by Between the Bridge and the River Craig Ferguson.
The company also sells
custom publishing service and gift accessories (such as desktop calendars), and operates retail stores in San Francisco — one on Union Street, and another in the base of their corporate headquarters near AT&T Park.
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Fost, Dan (1999-11-16). "Chron Books Remains All In the Family". San Francisco Chronicle . Retrieved 2013-06-06.
^ a b Raine, George (2006-03-01). "S.F. group buys 20-year-old rock music magazine Spin / Nion McEvoy leads company created for the acquisition". San Francisco Chronicle . Retrieved 2013-06-06.
External links [ edit ]