Gallery Publishing Group

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Gallery Publishing Group
Parent company Simon & Schuster
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters location Simon & Schuster Building
New York City
Publication typesBooks
Imprints Gallery Books

Pocket Books

Scout Press

Gallery 13

Saga Press
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Gallery Publishing Group is a general interest publisher and a division of Simon & Schuster which houses the imprints Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Scout Press, Gallery 13, and Saga Press.


Jen Bergstrom is the Senior Vice President and Publisher. [1]


Simon & Schuster created the Gallery Books imprint in 2009 to unite the editorial teams of Pocket Books and Simon Spotlight Entertainment (or SSE), and Gallery Books launched its first list in 2010. Louise Burke was named executive vice-president and publisher while Jennifer Bergstrom, who had been publisher of SSE, would be editor-in-chief. Gallery’s initial mission was to focus on women's fiction, pop culture and entertainment. [2]  

Simon & Schuster announced a reorganization in October 2012 that created four divisions, with the Gallery Publishing Group as one. [3] When the reorganization was complete, Gallery Publishing Group consisted of Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Pocket Star, and Karen Hunter Books. In the years since, Pocket Star and Karen Hunter Books have been disbanded, while new imprints have been created. Pocket Books, which was founded in 1939 and was instrumental in introducing the pocket-size book to the American market, remains active and continues to publish mass-market editions.

In 2015 the Gallery Publishing Group launched literary fiction imprint Scout Press with Ruth Ware’s debut, In a Dark, Dark Wood. [4] The imprint has continued to publish all of New York Times bestselling author Ware’s books, along with ambitious fiction by authors including Candice Carty Williams, Kristen Roupenian, Andrew MacDonald, and Iain Reid.”

In July 2016, Gallery Books announced a new line of graphic books called Gallery 13. [5] The imprint has published the highest quality visual storytelling by creators including Stephen King, Stan Lee, and James O’Barr.

In August 2017, Jennifer Bergstrom became senior vice president and publisher following the retirement of Louise Burke. [6]

In March 2019, the all-inclusive fantasy and science fiction imprint Saga Press moved from Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Publishing Group to Gallery. Saga publishes bestselling and esteemed authors including Charlaine Harris, Stephen Graham Jones, Rebecca Roanhorse, and Ken Liu. [7]

Gallery Books – Gallery Publishing Group’s core, general-interest imprint – has expanded its mission and scope over time and now publishes books in a wide array of categories, including commercial fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction.


Notable authors

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.

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  5. "Gallery Books Unveils New Graphic Books Line". Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  6. "Bergstrom Succeeding Burke at Gallery". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  7. "S&S Moves Saga Press to Gallery". Retrieved 2020-01-31.