Perseus Books Group

Perseus Books Group was an American publishing company founded in 1996 by investor Frank Pearl.[1] It was named Publisher of the Year in 2007 by Publishers Weekly magazine for its role in taking on publishers formerly distributed by Publishers Group West and acquiring Avalon Publishing Group.[1] After the death of Frank Pearl, Perseus was sold to Centre Lane Partners in 2015, a private equity firm.[2] In April 2016, its name and publishing business was acquired by Hachette Book Group and its distribution business by Ingram Content Group.[3]

Perseus Books Group
Parent companyPerseus LLC - Lagardère SCA
Founded1996; 25 years ago (1996)
FounderFrank Pearl
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City, New York, U.S.
Key peopleDavid Steinberger (President and CEO)
Imprints12
Official websitewww.perseusbooks.com

In January 2007, the Perseus Books Group purchased Avalon Publishing Group, the parent company of Carroll & Graf and Thunder's Mouth Press;[4] the purchaser folded both imprints and stopped publishing books under those names in May 2007.[5]

In December 2018, Hachette Books became an imprint of Perseus Books Group. Concurrently, Da Capo Press and Da Capo's Lifelong became part of Hachette.[6]


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