|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Flatiron Building, New York City|
|Key people||Tom Doherty|
Tor was founded by Tom Doherty in 1980, and sold to St. Martin's Press in 1986. Along with St. Martin's Press, Henry Holt, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, it is now part of the Holtzbrinck group, now known as Macmillan Publishers. Tom Doherty Associates also publishes mainstream fiction, mystery, and occasional military history titles under its Forge imprint.
Tom Doherty Associates publishes a number of imprints:
- Forge Books (mainstream and historical)
- Paranormal Romance
- Orb Books (trade paperback science fiction and fantasy reprints)
- Starscape (science fiction for children)
- Tor Teen
- Tor/Seven Seas (manga)
Tor publishes a range of their works as e-books. In 2012, Tom Doherty announced that his imprints would sell only DRM-free e-books by July of that year. One year later Tor stated that they will keep this model as removing DRM was not hurting their ebook business.
Tor has won the Locus Magazine poll for best science fiction publisher every year since 1988. Tor also publishes more award-winning and -nominated science fiction books (157 as of March 2009) than any other publisher.
- "Tor/Forge E-book Titles to Go DRM-Free". Tor.com. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
- Geuss, Megan (2013-05-04). "Tor Books says cutting DRM out of its e-books hasn’t hurt the business - A look at the sci-fi publisher a year after it announced it would do away with DRM.". Arstechnica. Retrieved 2013-07-07. "Early this week, Tor Books, a subsidiary of Tom Doherty Associates and the world's leading publisher of science fiction, gave an update on how its decision to do away with Digital Rights Management (DRM) schemes has impacted the company. Long story short: it hasn't, really."
- "The Locus Index to SF Awards: Locus Award Winners by Category - Publishers". Locus Magazine. Retrieved 2008-10-10.
- "Worlds Without End publisher rankings". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-29.