Hachette Book Group

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France, and the third largest trade and educational 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.[1] Its headquarters are located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[2] Hachette is considered one of the big-five publishing companies, along with Holtzbrinck/Macmillan, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Scholastic, and Simon & Schuster.[3] In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1400+ adult books (including 50-100 digital-only titles), 300 books for young readers, and 450 audio book titles (including both physical and downloadable-only titles). In 2017, the company had 167 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 34 of which reached No. 1.[4]

Hachette Book Group
Parent companyHachette Livre
Predecessor
  • AOL Time Warner Book Group (2002–2006)
  • Time Warner Trade Publishing (1996–2002)
  • Warner Books (1970-1996)
FoundedMarch 31, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-03-31)
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City, United States
Key peopleMichael Pietsch (CEO)
Imprints
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Little, Brown and Company
  • Hachette Nashville
  • Orbit
  • Perseus Books
  • Hachette Audio
Official websitewww.hachettebookgroup.com

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