In April of 2012 Publishers Weekly wrote that [Haymarket Books] reports $1.2 million in gross revenues this fiscal year of , with book sales generating 60% and the remaining coming from grants and contributions. About 50% of Haymarket’s book sales come from Amazon and bricks-and-mortar retailers; the balance is generated by special sales, sales to individuals, and sales at events.
Haymarket Books is a self-described, non-profit, radical book publisher and distributor. Haymarket is a project of the Center for Economic Research and Social Change (CERSC).
Haymarket is known for publishing, "provocative books from the left end of the political spectrum." Founding editors Anthony Arnove and Julie Fain previously worked on the International Socialist Review.