Kensington Books

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Kensington Books
Kensington Books
Founded 1974
Founder Walter Zacharius and Roberta Bender Grossman
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Publication types Books
Official website

Kensington Publishing Corp. is an American book publisher specializing in mass market paperback, trade paperback and hardcover books, founded in 1974 by Walter Zacharius and Roberta Bender Grossman. Kensington acquired Pinnacle Books in 1988 and Citadel Press in 2000. Citadel is the focal point for Kensington's non-fiction program, which includes the popular Citadel's "100" series.[clarification needed] In 2008, Kensington acquired the publishing assets of Holloway House (publishers of Iceberg Slim).[1]


The company's vice-president Michael Rosamilia has been the CFO since 1989.[citation needed] Steven Zacharius has been president and CEO of Kensington Books since 2005.[citation needed] Laurie Parkin is the vice president and publisher.[citation needed] Adam Zacharius, grandson of Walter Zacharius and son of Steven, works in the family business.[citation needed]


Defunct Imprints[edit]


Authors include:

Citadel Press "100" series[edit]

The Citadel Press "100" series is a series of books published by the Citadel Press about the 100 most influential persons in various categories, as determined by the authors.[3] Titles include:

Similar titles by other publishers[edit]

  • The Canadian 100: 100 Most Influential Canadians of the 20th Century, Graham Rawlinson, Arthur & Co.,1998
  • 100 Hispanic-Americans Who Shaped American History, Rick Laezman, Bluewood Books, 2002
  • The Irish 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Irish Men and Women of All Time, Tom Philbin, Andrews McMeel Publishers, 1999, ISBN 0-8362-6841-5
  • Movers & Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2003
  • 100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History, Bonnie Juettner, Bluewood Books, 2002
  • The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets of All Time by Daniel S. Burt, Checkmark Books, 2000
  • The Scottish 100: Portraits of History's Most Influential Scots, Duncan A. Bruce; Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2000[6]
  • The Sports 100: The One Hundred Most Important People in American Sports History, Brad Herzog; Macmillan, 1995
  • The Sports 100 : A Ranking of the Greatest Athletes of All Time, (previously printed as The 100 Greatest Athletes of All-Time: A Sports Editor's Personal Ranking), Bert Randolph Sugar, Carol Publishing Group, 1995
  • The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Present, Deborah G. Felder, Carol Publishing Group, 1995


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