McFarland & Company

McFarland & Company, Inc. is an American independent book publisher based in Jefferson, North Carolina, that specializes in academic and reference works, as well as general interest adult nonfiction. Its president is Rhonda Herman. Its former president and current editor-in-chief is Robert Franklin, who founded the company in 1979.[2][3] McFarland employs a staff of about 50, and as of 2019 has published 7,800 titles.[3][4] McFarland's initial print runs average 600 copies per book.[5]

McFarland & Company
StatusActive
Founded1979
FounderRobert Franklin
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationJefferson, North Carolina
Distribution
  • Self-distributed (Americas)
  • Eurospan Group (Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa)[1]
Key peopleRobert Franklin, Rhonda Herman
Publication typesacademic and adult nonfiction, monographs, reference material, scholarly journals
Nonfiction topicspop culture, sports, military history, transportation, chess, medieval studies, literary criticism, librarianship
No. of employeesAbout 50
Official websitemcfarlandbooks.com