New Harbinger Publications

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New Harbinger Publications
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Founded 1973
Founder Matthew McKay, Ph.D. and Patrick Fanning
Country of origin Flag of the United States.svg United States
Headquarters location Oakland, California
Publication types Books, CDs, DVDs, E-books
Number of employees < 100
Official website www.newharbinger.com

New Harbinger Publications, Inc. is an Oakland-based American publisher of psychology, self-help, mental health and health books. Most of its psychology books focus on the areas of ACT, CBT, and DBT.

History[edit]

New Harbinger Publications, Inc. was established in 1973. Its founders are Matthew McKay, Ph.D.[1] and Patrick Fanning. McKay and Fanning wanted to create self-help books that taught readers skills they could use to improve their lives.

In December 1999, Fanning resigned as president of New Harbinger to pursue his dream of being a full-time artist and writer. He continues to write books for them.

New Harbinger began distributing its own books in Fall 2003.[2]

Collaboration[edit]

  • Noetic Books: In February 2007, New Harbinger announced a co-publishing agreement with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). New Harbinger and Noetic Books [3] partnered to publish books that incorporate science and focus on global issues, consciousness, spiritual and psychological wellness.
  • Boaz Publishing: New Harbinger distributes books by Boaz Publishing Company.[4] New Harbinger co-founder Matt McKay established the Fabri Literary Prize, which is awarded and published by Boaz Publishing.[5]
  • Context Press: New Harbinger recently acquired Context Press [6] titles. Psychologist and professor Steven C. Hayes established Context Press.[7]
  • Instant Help Books: In the spring of 2008, New Harbinger acquired Instant Help Books,[8] publisher of workbooks for children, teens, and adults on topics such as depression, anxiety, and anger.

Specialties[edit]

Professional Books[edit]

New Harbinger is a leading publisher in the area of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). It has published 26 ACT titles, including several by Hayes, who co-founded ACT and is one of its leading theorists.[9][10]
New Harbinger also publishes a number of books that use the psychological concentrations of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Psychological Self-Help[edit]

New Harbinger publishes self-help books in the areas of:

Health & Wellness[edit]

New Harbinger publishes books about health and wellness, including:

Family & Relationships[edit]

New Harbinger publishes books about family and relationships, including:

Personal Growth[edit]

New Harbinger publishes books about personal growth, including:

Other Categories[edit]

New Harbinger also publishes:

In November 2008, New Harbinger began publishing e-books.

Authors[edit]

New Harbinger’s list of authors[11] include: Susan Albers, Edmund Bourne, Jeffrey Brantley, Nina Brown, Doc Childre, Mary Ellen Copeland, Ann Weiser Cornell, Martha Davis, Julie Fast, Holly Hazlett-Stevens, Lara Honos-Webb, Bruce Hyman, William Knaus, Randi Kreger, Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ronald Potter-Efron, John Preston, Glenn Schiraldi, Scott Spradlin, Susan Swartz, David Traversi, and Jeffrey Wood, among others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr. Matt McKay website
  2. ^ Reid, Calvin (August 25, 2003). "Self-distribution for a self-help house.". Publishers Weekly. 
  3. ^ Noetic Books web page
  4. ^ Boaz Publishing Company website
  5. ^ Nawotka, Edward (January 26, 2007). "Boaz Publishing Offers $10,000 for Unpublished Novels". Publishers Weekly. 
  6. ^ New Harbinger Publications: Context Press
  7. ^ Context Press website
  8. ^ Kinsella, Bridget (December 14, 2007). "New Harbinger Acquires Instant Help Books". Publishers Weekly. 
  9. ^ Cloud, John (February 5, 2006). "The Third Wave of Therapy". TIME. 
  10. ^ Carey, Benedict (May 25, 2008). "Lotus Therapy". The New York Times. 
  11. ^ New Harbinger Publications: Authors