Hachette Book Group USA
|Parent company||Hachette Livre|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||237 Park Avenue
New York, New York
|Key people||David Young (Chairman & CEO)|
|Imprints||Grand Central Publishing
Little, Brown and Company
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Hachette Digital Media
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France, and the second largest publisher in the world. Hachette Livre is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère Group. HBG was formed when Hachette Livre purchased the Time Warner Book Group from Time Warner on March 31, 2006. Its headquarters are in 237 Park Avenue, Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Hachette is considered one of the big-six publishing companies, along with Holtzbrinck/Macmillan, Penguin Putnam, HarperCollins, Random House and Simon & Schuster. Each year HBG publishes around 650 adult books, 125 young adult and children's books and 100 audio books.
The earliest publisher to eventually become part of the Hachette Book Group was Little, Brown and Company, founded in 1837, acquired by Time Inc. in 1968.
Warner Communications had acquired the Paperback Library in 1970 to form Warner Books. In 1982, CBS Publications sold off Popular Library to Warner. In April 1985, Warner Books relaunched Popular Library starting out with five other books plus the reprint of Question of Upbringing continuing each month with the follow volumes from A Dance to the Music of Time series by Anthony Powell. Additional, two books would be issued per month from Popular's new imprint, Questar, for science fiction. Time merged with Warner Communications to form Time Warner in 1989. Publisher Macdonald & Co. was bought in 1992 to become part of the Time Warner Book Group UK, and in 1996 the various branches merged to become Time Warner Trade Publishing, later renamed to Time Warner Book Group. In 2003, Time Warner attempted to sell the Book Group but failed to get high enough bids. In March 2006, Time Warner completed the sale of Book Group to Lagardère and placed it under its Hachette Livre book publishing arm., and its Warner Books subsidiary renamed itself Grand Central Publishing in March 2006. Grand Central also launched a more literary imprint, Twelve, under former Random House editor in chief Jonathan Karp. On February 5, 2010, Hachette announced that it would adopt an agency pricing model for its e-books.
Current imprints 
Hachette acquired a number of publishing brands aimed at different markets, and these brands themselves contain sub-imprints that are used to publish to an even more targeted audience. Imprints include:
|Center Street||Traditional values||Main publishing division|
|FaithWords||Christian Inspirational||Main publishing division|
|Grand Central Publishing||General market and best-sellers||Formerly Warner Books, has several imprints|
|5-Spot||Women's fiction||Imprint of Grand Central Publishing|
|Business Plus||Business publications||Imprint of Grand Central Publishing|
|Forever||Romance novels||Imprint of Grand Central Publishing|
|Grand Central Life & Style||Lifestyle & wellness||Imprint of Grand Central Publishing|
|Twelve||Various||Publishes one book per month that aspires to be high quality; imprint of Grand Central Publishing|
|Vision||Various||Mass-market, "blockbuster" products; imprint of Grand Central Publishing|
|Hachette Digital||Audiobooks and digital books||Publishes Hachette Audio|
|Little, Brown and Company||American fiction and non-fiction||Focuses on "works of lasting significance"; published Little Women; one of the oldest publishers in the United States; 1 U.S.C. § 113|
|Back Bay Books||Trade paperbacks of fiction and non-fiction including classics and literature||Imprint of Little, Brown and Company|
|Reagan Arthur Books||great writing in the service of great stories, http://www.reaganarthurbooks.com||Imprint of Little, Brown and Company|
|Mulholland Books||publishes crime novels, thrillers, police procedurals, spy stories, supernatural suspense,||Imprint of Little, Brown and Company|
|Little, Brown Books for Young Readers||Picture books, hard and softcover fiction and non-fiction for young readers||Has several imprints|
|LB Kids||Novelty and brand tie-ins||Imprint of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Poppy||Teen girls ||Imprint of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; publishes the series: Gossip Girl, Poseur, It Girl, The A-List, Secrets of My Hollywood Life, and the Clique.|
|Orbit Books||Science fiction and fantasy http://www.orbitbooks.net/|
|Yen Press||Graphic novels and manga||An imprint of Orbit Books |
Inactive imprints 
Many imprints have been acquired by the Hachette Group and the companies that were merged to form the group. Many are no longer active.
- Paperback Library (called the Warner Paperback Library after acquisition by Warner Communications in 1970)
- Questar Science Fiction
- Warner Aspect
- Ansel Adams
- Sherman Alexie
- David Baldacci
- James Bradley
- Marc Brown
- Christopher Buckley
- Jimmy Buffett
- Lincoln Child
- Mark Childress
- Stephen Colbert
- Michael Connelly
- Ted Dekker
- Nelson DeMille
- Emily Dickinson
- Janet Fitch
- Malcolm Gladwell
- Chelsea Handler
- Lisi Harrison
- Christopher Hitchens
- David Jeremiah
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Robert Kiyosaki
- Elizabeth Kostova
- Joe R. Lansdale
- Michael J. Losier
- Nelson Mandela
- Steve Martin
- John Maxwell
- Patrick McDonnell
- Dennis McDougal
- Brad Meltzer
- Joyce Meyer
- Stephenie Meyer
- Joel Osteen
- Todd Parr
- James Patterson
- Douglas Preston
- J.D. Salinger
- Alice Sebold
- Amy Sedaris
- David Sedaris
- Anita Shreve
- Anne Rivers Siddons
- Nicholas Sparks
- Jon Stewart
- Trenton Lee Stewart
- Scott Turow
- David Foster Wallace
- Brent Weeks
- Cecily von Ziegesar
- Seth Grahame-Smith
See also 
- The Big Six book publishers: Hachette, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Macmillan, and HarperCollins
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