Our Imprints


Ballantine Books was established in 1952 by the legendary paperback pioneers Ian and Betty Ballantine, publishing original works of both award-winning fiction and nonfiction in both hardcover and paperback formats under one umbrella, including such bestselling novelists as Jodi Picoult, Emily Giffin, Debbie Macomber, Jonathan Kellerman, Tess Gerritsen, Justin Cronin, Jeff Shaara, Alison Weir, and Paula McLain as well as bestselling nonfiction authors including Bob Harper, David Zinczenko, and Kelly Corrigan.


Bantam Books was established in 1945 by Walter B. Pitkin, Jr., Sidney B. Kramer, and Ian and Betty Ballantine as an exclusively mass-market paperback reprint publishing house before it began publishing other original works of fiction and nonfiction in all formats.  The Bantam Books imprint boasts the entire Louis L’Amour library as well the blockbuster novelists Janet Evanovich, George R. R. Martin, and Dean Koontz; and also includes the work of Professor Stephen Hawking and recent Pulitzer Prize winner Dan Fagin.

Delacorte Press

Delacorte Press was founded in 1921 by George T. Delacorte, Jr., and first published pulp magazines, detective stories and articles about the movies before it too became a full-service house, publishing original works of fiction in all formats.  The complete body of work of Danielle Steel is published under the Delacorte imprimatur. Among the many other Delacorte authors are the internationally bestselling Diana Gabaldon, Karin Slaughter, and Lee Child.

Del Rey

Del Rey Books began as an imprint of Ballantine Books in 1977. Founded by editors Judy-Lynn and Lester del Rey, Del Rey is now one of the world’s foremost publishers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction, as well as media and pop culture titles.

Del Rey/LucasBooks

Del Rey/LucasBooks was the original publisher for Star Wars books beginning with the very first Star Wars novelization, which came out in 1976, the year before the classic film. In addition to the movie novelizations, Del Rey has published hundreds of original Star Wars novels and nonfiction titles under the LucasBooks imprint.

The Dial Press

The Dial Press was established in 1923 by Scofield Thayer, the editor and owner of The Dial literary magazine. Over the years, its stable of esteemed authors has included Isabel Allende, James Baldwin, Allegra Goodman, Elizabeth McCracken, Michael Paterniti, Tom Rachman, and Kurt Vonnegut. The Dial Press publishes books driven by the heart: emotionally affecting works of memoir, narrative nonfiction, and fiction that tell stories of self-revelation, help us connect with others, and offer fresh, intimate, and inspiring perspectives. You can learn more about us here.


Drawing on its inspiration from Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s original Hogarth Press founded in 1917, Hogarth re-launched in 2012 as a partnership between Chatto & Windus in the UK and Crown in the U.S. It is a home for a new generation of literary talent, an adventurous fiction imprint with an accent on the pleasures of storytelling and a broad awareness of the world. Its authors include NBCC award-winner Anthony Marra; New York Times bestselling Dutch novelist Herman Koch; Cynthia Bond, whose novel was an Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection; Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson; Booker International Prize winner Han Kang; Baileys Prize winner Eimear McBride; Granta’s Best Young British Novelist Jenni Fagan; Whitbread nominee and international bestseller Michel Faber; and other fresh new writers both in English and in translation, whose work promises to define contemporary fiction in the years to come. In October 2015 Hogarth launched the Hogarth Shakespeare program, to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The project sees the Bard’s plays retold by acclaimed, bestselling novelists and brought to life for a contemporary readership. Hogarth Shakespeare authors include Jeanette Winterson, Anne Tyler, Gillian Flynn, Margaret Atwood, Jo Nesbø, Edward St. Aubyn, Howard Jacobson, and Tracy Chevalier.

Modern Library

The Modern Library has been an iconic publisher of American and international classics since its founding in 1917 by Boni and Liveright and subsequent purchase in 1925 by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, who two years later would found Random House. Over the years it has published works from a diverse range of writers, from St. Augustine, Plutarch, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Proust to Hemingway, Salinger, Didion, Peter Matthiessen, and Jane Jacobs. The Modern Library’s lists of the 100 Best Novels (1998) and 100 Best Works of Non-fiction (1999) continue to guide readers and create discussion.

One World

One World is a home for authors who seek to challenge the status quo, subvert dominant narratives, and give us new language to understand our past, present, and future. One World writers represent voices from across the spectrum of humanity telling critical, universally important, and compelling stories about a changing world. You can learn more about us here.

Random House

Random House was founded in 1927 when, two years after purchasing The Modern Library line of literary classics, Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer decided to publish other books “at random.” With a distinguished history of publishing award-winning and bestselling books, Random House’s list of authors includes Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, Laura Hillenbrand, Maya Angelou, Jon Meacham, William Faulkner, David MitchellAnna Quindlen, Elizabeth Strout, Salman Rushdie, and George Saunders.

Additional Imprints


4 Color Books collaborates with the most forward-thinking and groundbreaking BIPOC chefs, writers, artists, activists, and innovators to craft visually stunning nonfiction books that inspire readers and give rise to a more healthy, just, and sustainable world for all. 4 Color’s flagship publication is Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (October 2021), curated and edited by Bryant Terry, the founder and editor-in-chief of 4 Color Books. Learn more about us here.


Clarkson Potter is the only dedicated lifestyle group within Penguin Random House. Founded in 1959, we are home to a community of award-winning and bestselling chefs, cooks, designers, artists, and writers—visionaries who seek to entertain, engage, and teach. Learn more about us here.


Convergent seeks out diverse viewpoints and honest conversation that shed light on the defining challenges facing people of faith today. Our books help readers ask important questions, find paths forward in disagreement, and shape the way faith is expressed in the modern world. Learn more about us here.


Established in 1933, the Crown imprint is a leading publisher of bestselling fiction and critically acclaimed narrative nonfiction in categories that include biography and memoir, history, science, politics, and current events. Learn more about us here.


Crown Archetype is a hardcover publisher of leading voices in the pop-culture conversation. We showcase unique points of view and storytelling, from actors and comedians to athletes and coaches to musicians and performance artists. Learn more about us here.


Founded in 2002, Crown Forum began as a way to inform and contribute to the national dialogue and political discourse. It is now one of the leading publishers of politically conservative authors and points of view. Learn more about us here.


Currency is an exciting new imprint dedicated to publishing thought leaders across a range of creative disciplines to help us navigate and succeed in an uncertain and rapidly evolving world. With a primary focus on business, innovation, entrepreneurship, finance, economics, organizational & societal transformation, it provides a platform for relevant, inspiring voices who challenge established boundaries and orthodoxies, encourage conversation, and offer new perspectives on building lives with meaning and purpose. Learn more about us here.


Harmony Books is dedicated to inspiring and helping readers to achieve personal transformation and well-being in all facets of their lives. Publishing books that offer unique approaches to health and wellness, lifestyle, diet, self-improvement, relationships, parenting and spirituality, Harmony guides readers to become their best selves both inside and out. Learn more about us here.


Image Books (formerly Doubleday Religion) has been dedicated to publishing solid, unswerving, admirable Catholic resources for over fifty years. Covering a multitude of topics by respected and best-selling authors, there is something for everyone. The quality of books published by Image is unparalleled and each read is sure to deepen even the most devout Catholic’s faith. Learn more about us here.


Lorena Jones Books, an imprint of Ten Speed Press, was founded in 2015 and is committed to publishing the best talent in highly creative and enduring ways. We publish illustrated and non-illustrated books in the areas of cooking, work life, and health. Learn more about us here.


Multnomah publishes books that proclaim the Gospel, equip followers of Jesus to make disciples, and invite readers into a deeper relationship with God. We seek timeless messages from Christian voices that challenge readers to approach life from a biblical perspective. Learn more about us here.


Rodale Books is the premier destination for the best in wellness content. Our mission, to help people improve their lives, is the lens through which we acquire books across the entire spectrum of wellness—from diet and fitness, to business and self-help, to cooking and lifestyle. Acquired by Penguin Random House in 2018, Rodale Books has been publishing award-winning, bestselling books for more than 75 years. Learn more about us here.


Based on the West Coast, Ten Speed Press spent decades as an independent publisher before becoming part of the Crown Publishing Group in 2009. Known for creating beautiful illustrated books with innovative design and award-winning content, Ten Speed actively seeks out new and established authors who are authorities and tastemakers in the world of food, drink, pop culture, graphic novels, illustration, design, reference, gardening, and health. Learn more about us here.


WaterBrook publishes books that inspire readers to find rich, spiritual purpose in their daily lives. We seek creative approaches and innovative messages that draw on the Bible, experiential learning, story, and practical guidance to help readers thrive as they follow Jesus amid the complexities and opportunities of life today. Learn more about us here.


Founded in 1937, and now an imprint of Ten Speed Press, Watson-Guptill has a storied legacy of publishing hard-working and influential illustrated art books. We seek out respected authorities who instruct and inspire artists in a wide range of art, craft, design, and photography subjects. Learn more about us here.