Skyhorse Publishing

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Skyhorse Publishing
Founded 2006
Founder Tony Lyons
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City

Perseus Books Group (United States)

Thomas Allen & Son (Canada)
Constable & Robinson (England)
Publication types Books
Imprints Allworth, Arcade, Sky Pony, Sports Publishing
Official website

'Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. is an American independent book publishing company founded in 2006. Headquartered in New York City, its distributor is Perseus Book Group. The current president and publisher is founder Tony Lyons, former president and publisher of Lyons Press till 2004, who named it after Brando Skyhorse, an editor at the company.[1] It acquired Allworth Press and Arcade Publishing in 2010.

As noted by Publishers Weekly, "Skyhorse's list will have some similarities to the old Lyons Press, with books on sports, flyfishing, nature and history a central part of Skyhorse's publishing program. The eclectic list will also include narrative nonfiction, military history, gambling and business titles. In addition, [Tony] Lyons intends to bring back 'forgotten classics.'"[1]

Skyhorse's catalog includes the erotic travel classic Around the World in 80 Lays, the Beverly Hills expose 24 Karat Etiquette: Golden Rules from the World's Most Glamorous Zip Code, and the political satire Our Lady Of Greenwich Village.[2][3][4]

Skyhorse has published thirty-five titles about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.[5] The company was reported to have invested $1 million on acquisition, printing and marketing for the publication of eight new books on the subject in 2013; as well as $300,000 to $400,000 on the reprints of seventeen others.[6] Authors on the subject published or re-published by Skyhorse include Richard Belzer,[5][6] Gaeton Fonzi,[5] Jim Garrison[6] Mark Lane,[6] Peter Dale Scott,[6] Roger Stone,[5] Jesse Ventura,[5] and Harold Weisberg.[5]


  1. ^ a b Milliot, Jim (22 Sep 2006). "Lyons Forms Skyhorse Publishing". Publishers Weekly 253 (38). Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Robbins, Sarah (23 June 2008). "The New E- in Erotica". Publishers Weekly 255 (25). Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Zinko, Carolyne (20 December 2013). "Beverly Hills and Silicon Valley share etiquette shortfalls". SFGATE. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Haberman, Clyde (23 October 2008). "Dermot McEvoy's 'Our Lady of Greenwich Village'". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Birnbaum, Robert (November 18, 2013). "JFK Is Still Dead: Another Historiographical Moment". Virginia Quarterly Review (Charlottesville, Virginia). Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Trachtenberg, Jeffrey A. (June 2, 2013). "For JFK Authors, the Truth Is, Conspiracy Theories Sell Lots of Books". The Wall Street Journal (New York City). Retrieved December 15, 2014. 

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