|Parent company||Simon & Schuster|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location|| Simon & Schuster Building |
New York City
|Imprints||Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Threshold Editions, Scout Press, Jeter Publishing, Karen Hunter Publishing, Pocket Star|
|Official website|| simonandschusterpublishing|
Gallery Publishing Group is a general interest publisher and a division of Simon & Schuster that was formed in October to 2012 to house a number of imprints including Gallery Books, Pocket Books and Scout Press. The main imprint is Gallery Books.
Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster. As of 2016, Simon & Schuster was publishing 2,000 titles annually under 35 different imprints.
Pocket Books is a division of Simon & Schuster that primarily publishes paperback books.
Jen Bergstrom is the Senior Vice President and Publisher.
Simon & Schuster created the Gallery Books imprint in 2009 to unite the editorial teams of both Pocket Books and Simon Spotlight Entertainment or SSE.Louise Burke was named executive vice-president and publisher of Gallery while Jennifer Bergstrom who had been publisher of SSE, would be editor-in-chief of Gallery Books. Hardcovers and trade paperbacks that had been published under the Pocket Books and SSE imprints would be published under the Gallery name moving forward. Gallery would focus on women's fiction, pop culture and entertainment, as well as a broad range of categories. At that time in 2009, other Pocket imprints such as Downtown Press, Karen Hunter Books, MTV Books, Star Trek, Threshold Editions and WWE were unaffected by the move. Many would later become part of the Gallery Books Group when it was created as its own division in 2012, but by 2018, North Star Way, Threshold, Karen Hunter Books and Mercury were spun-off of Gallery.
Threshold Editions is an imprint of Simon & Schuster — the publishing division of CBS Corporation — specializing in conservative non-fiction. Louise Burke is the publisher, and Mitchell Ivers is the VP & editorial director. Mary Matalin was its founding editor-in-chief.
In 2011, Glenn Beck signed a co-publishing deal with Simon & Schuster/Gallery for Mercury Ink.
Simon & Schuster announced a reorganization in October 2012 that created four divisions of which Gallery Publishing Group is one.The Gallery Publishing Group would consist of Gallery Books, Threshold Editions, Pocket Books, Pocket Star, MTV Books, and Karen Hunter Books. Threshold Editions is a conservative imprint founded in 2006 by Mary Matalin. Founded in 1939, Pocket Books publishes mass-market editions and was instrumental in introducing the pocket-size book to the American market. Pocket Star was relaunched as an e-book only imprint in 2012. Karen Hunter Books was founded in 2007 by journalist Karen Hunter and is the home of celebrity authors such as Janet Jackson, Kris Jenner, Allen Iversion and Patti LaBelle.
Mary Joe Matalin is an American political consultant well known for her work with the Republican Party. She has served under President Ronald Reagan, was campaign director for George H. W. Bush, was an assistant to President George W. Bush, and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney until 2003. Matalin has been chief editor of Threshold Editions, a conservative publishing imprint at Simon & Schuster, since March 2005. She is married to Democratic political consultant James Carville. She appears in the award-winning documentary film Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story and also played herself, opposite her husband, James Carville, John Slattery, and Mary McCormack in the short lived HBO series K Street.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, and elaborate stage shows.
Kristen Mary Jenner is an American television personality, entertainment manager, producer, businesswoman, and author. She rose to fame starring in the reality television series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–present).
Gallery Books recognized the fan fiction trend in publishing by 2014.Gallery Books made a move to by signing a multi-book deal with Anna Todd, author of fan fiction about One Direction on Wattpad, in 2014. The editors scrubbed One Direction from the work and add some new material along with a copy-edit--although they did not disguise the origin of the author or content.
Fan fiction or fanfiction is a work of fiction based on characters or settings originating in another work, created by fans of the original work rather than by its creator. Fans may maintain the creator's characters and settings or add their own. It is a popular form of fan labor, particularly since the advent of the Internet.
Anna Renee Todd is an American author of the After series. She started publishing on the social storytelling platform Wattpad. The print edition was published in 2014 by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster and has been translated into a number of languages. A film by the same name released on April 12, 2019 by Aviron Pictures.
One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson; former member Zayn Malik departed from the group in 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010. Propelled to international success by social media, One Direction's five albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), Four (2014), and Made in the A.M. (2015), topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young", "Best Song Ever", "Story of My Life" and "Drag Me Down".
Gallery Books Group also signed a co-publishing deal with Omnific Publishing in 2014 to co-publish a set of titles and then provide all distribution for Omnific. Omnific is a romance publisher based in Los Angeles and founded in 2009.The publish a number of romance sub-genres including contemporary, historical, paranormal, suspense and erotic romance.
In 2015 Simon & Schuster launched Scout Press to publish literary fiction.The first novel published was Did You Ever Have a Family by literary agent Bill Clegg. In a New York Times interview, Jennifer Bergstrom described how Clegg's book would be the epitome of what they planned to publish in the new imprint, "It’s literary but very accessible, not precious, not fussy, not esoteric.”
In July 2016, Gallery Books announced a new Graphics book line called Gallery 13 to publish both fiction and non-fiction for the adult audience.
In August 2017, Jen Bergstrom became senior vice president and publisher following the retirement of Louise Burke after 16 years with the group.
Simon & Schuster has published thousands of books from thousands of authors. This list represents some of the more notable authors at Gallery Books (those who are culturally significant or have had several bestsellers). For a more extensive list see List of Simon & Schuster authors.
Charles Scribner's Sons, or simply Scribner's or Scribner, is an American publisher based in New York City, known for publishing American authors including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Thomas Wolfe, George Santayana, John Clellon Holmes, Don DeLillo, and Edith Wharton.
Douglas Clegg is a horror and dark fantasy author, and a pioneer in the field of e-publishing. He maintains a strong Internet presence through his website and LiveJournal.
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. Its headquarters are located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Hachette is considered one of the big-six publishing companies, along with Holtzbrinck/Macmillan, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Scholastic, and Simon & Schuster. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1400+ adult books, 300 books for young readers, and 450 audio book titles. In 2016, the company had 214 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 44 of which reached #1.
Aladdin Paperbacks is one of several children's-book imprints owned by Simon & Schuster. It was established by Jean E. Karl at Atheneum Books where she was the founding director of the children's department (1961). Atheneum merged with or was acquired by Scribner's in 1978, then MacMillan in 1984, before the acquisition by Simon & Schuster in 1994.
Atheneum Books was a New York City publishing house established in 1959 by Alfred A. Knopf, Jr., Simon Michael Bessie and Hiram Haydn. Simon & Schuster has owned Atheneum properties since its acquisition of Macmillan in 1994 and it created Atheneum Books for Young Readers as an imprint for children's books in the 2000s.
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. is an American independent book publishing company founded in 2006 and headquartered in New York City, with a satellite office in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Sentinel was established in 2003 as a dedicated conservative imprint within Penguin Group (USA). It publishes a wide variety of right-of-center books on subjects like politics, history, public policy, culture, religion and international relations. Its most notable books include Donald Rumsfeld’s memoir, Known and Unknown, Mike Huckabee’s Do the Right Thing, A Simple Christmas, and A Simple Government, and A Patriot’s History of the United States by Larry Schweikart.
Turner Publishing Company is an American independent book publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee. The company is in the top 101 independent publishing companies in the U.S. as compiled by Bookmarket.com and has been named four times to Publishers Weekly 's Fastest Growing Publishers List.
Amazon Publishing is Amazon's book publishing unit launched in 2009. It is composed of 15 imprints including AmazonEncore, AmazonCrossing, Montlake Romance, Thomas & Mercer, 47North, TOPPLE Books.
Crystal Lacey Winslow is an American author, agent, and book publisher from Brooklyn, New York. She is the founder of Melodrama Publishing, an American independent publishing house based in East Patchogue, New York, that specializes in urban fiction novels geared toward women.
Julian Messner, Inc. was an American publishing house founded in 1933. Its best-selling books included 1956's Peyton Place. In the 1960s it became a division of Simon & Schuster, and continued as a children's imprint into the 1990s.
Atria Publishing Group is a general interest publisher and a division of Simon & Schuster. The publishing group launched as Atria Books in 2002. The Atria Publishing Group was later created internally at Simon & Schuster to house a number of imprints including Atria Books, Atria Trade Paperbacks, Atrai Books Espanol, Atria Unbound, Washington Square Press, Emily Bestler Books, Atria/Beyond Words, Cash Money Content, Howard Books, Marble Arch Press, Strebor Books, 37 Ink, Keywords Press and Enliven Books. Atria is also known for creating innovative imprints and co-publishing deals with African-American writers as well as known for experimenting with digital or non-traditional print formats and authors.
37 INK is an American publisher launched in 2013 focusing on a diverse list including African-American authors and is part of the Atria Book Publishing Group, a division of Simon & Schuster.
Blood Hollow is a book written by William Kent Krueger and published by Pocket Star Books on 26 January 2004, which later went on to win the Anthony Award for Best Novel in 2005.
Bergstrom, in an announcement, said they will be works by "ambitious, conversation-starting novelists who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary fiction while also creating books that will stand the test of time."