Peter Mayer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Peter M. Mayer (born 1936) is an American independent publisher who is president of The Overlook Press/Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc., a Woodstock, New York - based publishing company he founded with his father in 1971.[1] At the time of Overlook’s founding, Mayer was head of Avon Books, a large New York - based paperback publisher.[2] From 1978 to 1996, Mayer was CEO of Penguin Books, where he introduced a flexible style in editorial, marketing, and production .[2][3] Previously, while at Avon Books, Mayer successfully launched the trade paperback as a viable alternative to mass market and hardcover formats. Recently, Mayer financially revived both Ardis, a publisher of Russian literature in English, and Duckworth an independent publishing house in the U.K.[1]


  1. ^ a b New York Center for Independent Publishing. "Peter Mayer to be Honored at 2007 NYCIP Benefit". Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile: Peter Mayer". Retrieved 2008-06-06. [dead link]
  3. ^ Penguin Books, Ltd. "About Penguin: Company History". Retrieved 2008-06-06. 

External links[edit]