Perseus Books Group

Publishers

  • Rick Steves' Italy 2014
  • Rick Steves' Pocket Paris
  • Moon Peru
  • Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon
Publishers of Rick Steves and Moon Travel Guides Visit Avalon Travel
  • Bloodlands
  • Godel, Escher, Bach
  • Love’s Executioner
  • Quantum Mechanics
Renowned publisher of serious nonfiction by leading intellectuals, scholars, and journalists Visit Basic Books
  • 1954
  • Ain’t It Time We Said Goodbye
  • Alex’s Wake
  • The New Greenmarket Cookbook
Informative and entertaining books for every reader Visit Da Capo
  • Dirty Wars
  • Unstoppable
  • Soccernomics
  • Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Challenging power, one book at a time Visit Nation Books
  • Big Money
  • The Tastemakers
  • The Culture Map
  • The Fortunes of Africa
Good books about things that matter Visit Public Affairs
  • Eat What You Love Everyday
  • Suburban Haiku
  • Shadow Chasers
  • Godzilla
Creative… engaging… and lots of fun! Visit Running Press
  • Yogalosophy
  • 3-Day Reset
  • Otherhood
  • Goodbye to All That
Books that inform women's lives Visit Seal Press
  • Finding Me
  • Against the Grain
  • Big Russ and Me
  • Obsessed
Books and films that entertain, inform, and inspire. Visit Weinstein Books
  • Politics Is a Joke!
  • The Campaign Manager
  • A History of the Modern Middle East
  • Ain’t No Makin’ It
Distinguished academic textbook publisher of ‘books that matter’ Visit Westview Press

Our Story

The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent publishers to reach their potential.  Perseus-owned imprints include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Da Capo Press, Lifelong Books, PublicAffairs, Running Press, Seal Press, and Westview Press.   Perseus partnerships include Nation Books, as well as joint ventures with Weinstein Books and The Daily Beast.

  • New York

    Headquarters

    250 West 57th Street,
    15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107

    Publishers Group Worldwide

    841 Broadway
    4th Floor
    New York, NY 10003

  • Philadelphia

    2300 Chestnut St.
    Suite 200
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Boston

    44 Farnsworth Street,
    3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02210

  • Jackson

    1094 Flex Drive
    Jackson, TN 38301

  • Boulder

    2465 Central Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80301

  • Berkeley

    1700 Fourth Street
    Berkeley, CA 94710

  • Chicago

    814 William St.
    River Forest, IL 60305

  • Minneapolis

    The Keg House
    34 13th Avenue NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55413

  • London

    69-70 Temple Chambers
    3-7 Temple Avenue
    London, EC4Y 0HP, UK

Perseus has 650 employees located in 9 offices in Berkeley, Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Jackson, London, Minneapolis, New York, and Philadelphia. Our employees are a who’s who of experienced book people and functional experts collaborating across genres, time zones and continents to get great books in the hands of influencers, retailers, and readers worldwide.

Perseus has a legacy of publishing successful, important, breakthrough and award-winning titles.  Perseus publishes prize-winning authors, like Nobel Peace Prize winners Muhammed Yunus (author of Banker to the Poor)  and Leymah Gbowee (author of Mighty Be Our Powers).   Pulitzer Prize winning books we have published include Godel Escher Bach by Douglas Hofstadter and A Problem from Hell by Samantha Power.  Winners of the National Book Award include Robert Nozick for the classic Anarchy State and Utopia, Silvano Arieti for The Interpretation of Schizophrenia, Freedom by Orlando Patterson, Summer for the Gods by Edward J. Larson, and The Social Transformation of American Medicine, by Paul Starr.

Perseus imprints have published countless New York Times Bestsellers. Highlights include Skinny Bitch from Running Press, Friday Night Lights from Da Capo Press, Waiting for Superman from PublicAffairs, Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door from Avalon Travel, Death and Life of the Great American School System from Basic Books, Knowing your Value from Weinstein Books, and Blackwater from Nation Books.

Perseus is also a leading provider of sales, marketing, and distribution through its owned services companies. Consortium, Legato, Perseus Distribution and Publishers Group West serve over 350 notable and varied independent publishers such as Akashic Books, Bellvue Literary Press, BenBella Books, Chouette,  City Lights, Columbia University Press, Copper Canyon Press, ECW Press, Frommer’s, Grove Atlantic, Harvard Business Press, McSweeney’s, New World Library , Nomad Press, Theatre Communications Group and Zagat, to name a few.

Perseus has built the leading digital platform in the industry – Constellation – providing the most complete digital offering available to over 450 publishers in both North America and beyond (including over 100 publishers worldwide via Faber Factory Powered by Constellation– a joint venture with Faber & Faber).  Constellation services include digital conversion, digital sales and distribution, digital print, marketing, analytics and more.

The Perseus Books Group is proud of its work furthering its mission to serve independent publishers.

Distribution Companies

About Our Sales and Distribution Companies
Perseus has put together an unparalleled group of publishing services companies focused on sales and distribution of books, both physical and digital, with worldwide reach.  Each has unique strengths and focus, and all rest on a powerful, shared Perseus platform that includes our 1M+ square foot warehouse in Jackson, TN, a leading-edge Digital Services group based in Boulder CO, and a large and deeply experienced sales team located everywhere.  The shared Perseus platform also includes in-house customer service, order entry, credit and collections, digital printing services, academic and library marketing, integrated reporting, and much more.  The combination of deep expertise and personal attention with world-class, at-scale capabilities make us exceptional business partners for independent publishers.

  • Consortium Book Sales & Distribution

    Consortium grew out of a book wholesaling cooperative established in the Twin Cities in 1985, to become a respected full-service distributor for independent publishers.  Consortium is celebrated for its passion, hands-on service and close-knit group of over 90 publisher clients.  While serving a broad range of genres, they have deep expertise in politics, history, social studies, theatre, GLBT, art and design, sustainability, literature and poetry. Notable titles include Go the F*%# to Sleep, Tinkers, and August Osage County. Find out more.

  • Legato Publishers Group

    Based in Chicago, Legato Publishers Group was launched in 2013 as a boutique publisher services organization with a select and small group of clients. Legato provides a unique set of highly attentive strategic, sales, marketing, and distribution services to clients, including Chouette, ECW and Nomad, who appreciate the combination of focus and scale that Legato brings to their business. Find out more.

  • Perseus Distribution

    Based in New York City, Perseus Distribution has been serving independent publishers since 1999.  Perseus Distribution offers customized solutions to over 35 publishers whose size, uniqueness, and strategy require a more flexible approach to sales and distribution. We have helped many publishers establish New York Times Bestsellers including Harvard Business Review Press, Hazelden, Regnery, The New Press and BenBella. Find out more.

  • Perseus Academic

    Launching in 2015, Perseus Academic is being developed specifically to meet the needs of university and academic presses.  As an affiliate of Perseus Distribution,  it will share the same core service options but they will be further customized for the academic space.  Princeton University Press, University of California Press and Columbia University Press are among the initial group of clients in this division.

  • PGW

    Established in 1976, Publishers Group West (PGW) represents over 100 independent publishers, and provides complete publisher services.  Headquartered in Berkeley California, PGW is renowned for leadership, experience, and expertise across a wide range of genres including literary fiction, serious nonfiction, travel, self-help and personal growth, natural health, business, children’s books, gay and lesbian interest, popular and counter-culture, and audio books. Major bestsellers include The Power of Now, StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Cold Mountain. Find out more.

Constellation

  • Constellation

    Constellation is the most complete digital service for publishers. Launched in 2008 by the Perseus Books Group, Constellation now serves over 400 publishers, integrates 40+ vendors and services, reaches 6 continents and millions of devices. Constellation offers digital conversion, e-book sales and distribution, digital asset management, digital marketing tools, digital printing, online sampling, and currently has 30,000 digitized titles. Custom-built for publishers, Constellation provides digital reach, power and control. Constellation also provides publishers with education, insight and access to expertise via the Constellation Connect program, with the goal of helping publishers drive success in today’s digital marketplace.

  • Faber Factory Powered by Constellation

    Based in London, Faber Factory Powered by Constellation (FFPC) is a comprehensive digital service which works with over 100 publishers in the UK, Ireland, Australia and South Africa. In March 2013, FFPC received recognition of its services to independent publishers at the IPG awards. The judges praised it for having “consistently provided an efficient, friendly and powerful service, so that independents can stay at the forefront of digital publishing and reap the rewards of collective representation with retailers.”

  • Argo Navis

    Argo Navis is the only distribution and marketing service for established authors offered via multiple leading agents. Argo Navis is designed for professional authors acting as publishers, who control the e-book rights to their reverted or not-in-print works. Built on the Constellation platform, Argo Navis helps authors navigate the new opportunities for these works made possible by the new digital marketplace. Authors, agents and Perseus Constellation work in concert in this service, which was named for the constellation Argo Navis, formed, according to the story, from three parts (sail, deck and keel) of the famed ship the Argo, sailed into history by Jason.

Perseus at a Glance

  • Subsidiary Rights & Permissions

  • International Sales

    Canada

    General Inquiries

    Publishers Group Canada
    76 Stafford Street, Suite 300
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada M6J 2S1
    Tel: +1 416 934 9900
    Fax: +1 416 934 1410

    Ordering Information

    Raincoast Books
    2440 Viking Way
    Richmond, British Columbia
    Canada V6V 1N2
    Tel: 1 800 663 5714
    Fax: 1 800 565 3770
    orders@raincoastbooks.com

    U.K., Ireland & Europe

    General Inquiries

    Perseus Books Group UK
    69-70 Temple Chambers
    3-7 Temple Avenue
    London, EC4Y 0HP, UK
    Tel: +44 (0)207 353 7771
    Fax: +44 (0)207 353 7786
    enquiries@perseusbooks.co.uk

    Ordering Information

    Grantham Book Services
    Trent Road
    Grantham, NG31 7XQ, UK
    Tel: +44 (0)147 654 1080
    Fax: +44 (0)147 654 1061
    orders@gbs.tbs-ltd.co.uk (United Kingdom)
    export@gbs.tbs-ltd.co.uk (Export)

    Australia & New Zealand

    NewSouth Books
    Orders and Distribution
    15-23 Helles Avenue
    Moorebank, NSW 2170
    Tel: +61(2) 8778 9999
    Fax: +61(2) 8778 9944
    orders@tldistribution.com.au

    South Africa

    Book Promotions
    Nicky Stubbs
    Office B4, The District
    41 Sir Lowry Road
    Woodstock, Cape Town
    South Africa 7925
    Tel: 27 21 469 8932
    Fax: 27 (0) 86 270 0825
    enquiries@bookpro.co.za


    China, Hong Kong & Taiwan

    Wei Zhao
    2-1-503 UHN International
    2 Xi Ba He Dong Li
    Chaoyang District
    Beijing 100028 China
    Tel: 13683018054
    Fax: 011 86 10 5130 1051
    wzbooks@aol.com

    India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives & Pakistan

    Sharad Mohan
    Y-311, Agrasen Awas,
    66. I. P. Extn, Patparganj,
    New Delhi 110092, India
    Tel: 91-98107-90604,
    91-11-42182212
    sharad.pgw@gmail.com

    Japan & Korea

    Gilles Fauveau
    2-3-25, 9F Kudanminami
    Chiyoda-Ku
    102-0074 Tokyo, Japan
    Tel: (81) 3 32640144
    Fax: (81) 3 32640440
    gillesfauveau@yahoo.com

    The Philippines

    Jaime Gregorio
    408 Cornell Street, South Pointe Townhomes
    L.P. Leviste Village, Barangay
    Merville
    Paranaque City, 1700
    The Philippines
    Tel: 632.822.1108
    Fax: 632.824.0835
    jaimecarogregorio@gmail.com

    Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos

    June Poonpanich
    476/3 Soi Ladprao 47
    Wangtonglang,
    Bangkok 10310
    Tel: 08-96603397, 02-5388318
    june.p@live.com

    Middle East

    Suk Lee
    Perseus International
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    Tel: 212-397-5090
    suk.lee@perseusbooks.com

    Latin America & the Caribbean

    Perseus International
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    Tel: 212-581-7839
    jodie.hagerman@perseusbooks.com

    For All Other Markets – General Inquiries and Orders

    Perseus International
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    Tel: 212-581-7839
    Orders: intlorders@perseusbooks.com
    jodie.hagerman@perseusbooks.com

    Individuals

    Please send orders, remittances and inquiries to:
    intlorders@perseusbooks.com

  • Careers

    Coming soon.

  • For Professors

    PerseusAcademic.com features core textbooks, supplements, and course-appropriate general interest books from member publishers and client publishers of the Perseus Books Group. Professors can place exam or desk copy orders through this website.

  • For Librarians

    Visit The Daily Pretzel, our blog for librarians, and sign up for our monthly newsletters to learn about great new releases from Perseus imprints and our distributed publishers.

  • For Booksellers

  • Tools & Resources

    Coming soon.

  • Catalogs

    View our catalogs on Edelweiss.

  • FAQ

    Coming soon.

News

Hachette Book Group, Ingram Content Group, and the Perseus Books Group Announce Major Transaction

Hachette Book Group, Ingram Content Group, and the Perseus Books Group announced that the three companies have entered into a binding commitments for Hachette to purchase Perseus and sell Perseus's client services businesses to Ingram. Read more

Perseus Launching New Client Services Divison for University Presses

The Perseus Books Group announced today that it is forming a new client services division dedicated to university presses and other scholarly publishers. The division, Perseus Academic, will be an affiliate of Perseus Distribution and will be led by Sabrina McCarthy, President, Perseus Distribution Client Services. Read more

Dreamworks Animation Begins a New Chapter With the Launch of Dreamworks Press

DreamWorks Animation is putting pen to paper with the launch of DreamWorks Press, an in-house operation which will publish digital and print books inspired by the studio’s vast IP library. The newly formed division will also join with The Perseus Books Group for the sale and distribution of its digital and print books through Perseus’ Publishers Group West distribution unit. Read more

Mark Suchomel Joins Perseus

The Perseus Books Group announced today that Mark Suchomel has joined the company as part of its client services team. Mark will head up a new client services division named Legato Publishers Group which will be an affiliate of Publishers Group West (PGW), leveraging some of PGW’s scale and best practices in serving independent publishers. Read more

Faber and Perseus Books Join Forces to Provide Global Digital Services

Faber and Faber in the UK and The Perseus Books Group in the U.S., two of the world’s leading independent book publishers and distributors, today announced a new joint venture company to provide a suite of global digital services for independent publishers based in the UK, Ireland and Commonwealth. Read more

Contact Us

  • U.S. Customer Service, Academic and Individual Orders

    Order Department
    210 American Drive
    Jackson, TN 38301
    Phone: 800-343-4499
    Fax: 800-351-5073
    Orderentry@perseusbooks.com

    For customer service related questions, please call 800-371-1669.

  • Our Publishers & Distribution Companies

    Publishers

    Avalon Travel
    1700 Fourth Street
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510) 528-1444
    www.avalontravelbooks.com

    Basic Books
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    (212) 340-8100
    www.basicbooks.com

    Da Capo Press
    44 Farnsworth Street, 3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02210
    (617) 252-5200
    www.dacapopress.com

    Nation Books
    116 East 16th Street, 8th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 822-0250
    www.nationbooks.com

    PublicAffairs & Economist Books
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    (212) 340-8100
    www.publicaffairsbooks.com

    Running Press
    2300 Chestnut Street, Suite 200
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 567-5080
    www.runningpress.com

    Seal Press
    1700 Fourth Street
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510) 528-1444
    www.sealpress.com

    Weinstein Books
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    (212) 340-8100
    www.weinsteinbooks.com

    Westview Press
    2465 Central Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80301
    (303) 444-3541
    www.westviewpress.com

    Perseus Books Group (Headquarters)
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    (212) 340-8100

    Distribution Companies

    Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
    31 Thirteenth Avenue NE, Suite 101
    Minneapolis, MN 55413
    (612) 746-2600
    www.cbsd.com

    Legato Publishers Group
    814 William Street
    River Forest, IL 60305
    (312) 316-9618
    www.legatopublishersgroup.com

    Perseus Distribution
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    (212) 340-8100
    www.perseusdistribution.com

    Publishers Group West
    1700 Fourth Street
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510) 809-3700
    www.pgw.com

    Constellation
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    (212) 340-8100
    www.constellationdigital.com

    For general inquiries contact perseus.promos@perseusbooks.com.

  • Permissions and Subsidiary Rights

    Click here to view our Permissions and Subsidiary Rights information.

  • U.S. Special Markets

    To place a special sales order, please call: 800-255-1514.

    For information regarding premium and corporate sales, please call 800-255-1514 or contact us via email at special.markets@perseusbooks.com.

    For information regarding specialty wholesale, mail order, or website sales contact: Sonya Harris at 800-810-4145 or via email at sonya.harris@perseusbooks.com.

    For information regarding specialty retail or gift sales contact: Justin Demeter at 800-788-3123 ext. 321 or via email at justin.demeter@pgw.com.

  • International – General Inquiries & Ordering

    Canada

    General Inquiries

    Publishers Group Canada
    76 Stafford Street, Suite 300
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada M6J 2S1
    Tel: +1 416 934 9900
    Fax: +1 416 934 1410

    Ordering Information

    Raincoast Books
    2440 Viking Way
    Richmond, British Columbia
    Canada V6V 1N2
    Tel: 1 800 663 5714
    Fax: 1 800 565 3770
    orders@raincoastbooks.com

    U.K., Ireland & Europe

    General Inquiries

    Perseus Books Group UK
    69-70 Temple Chambers
    3-7 Temple Avenue
    London, EC4Y 0HP, UK
    Tel: +44 (0)207 353 7771
    Fax: +44 (0)207 353 7786
    enquiries@perseusbooks.co.uk

    Ordering Information

    Grantham Book Services
    Trent Road
    Grantham, NG31 7XQ, UK
    Tel: +44 (0)147 654 1080
    Fax: +44 (0)147 654 1061
    orders@gbs.tbs-ltd.co.uk (United Kingdom)
    export@gbs.tbs-ltd.co.uk (Export)

    Australia & New Zealand

    NewSouth Books
    Orders and Distribution
    15-23 Helles Avenue
    Moorebank, NSW 2170
    Tel: +61(2) 8778 9999
    Fax: +61(2) 8778 9944
    orders@tldistribution.com.au

    South Africa

    Book Promotions
    Nicky Stubbs
    Office B4, The District
    41 Sir Lowry Road
    Woodstock, Cape Town
    South Africa 7925
    Tel: 27 21 469 8932
    Fax: 27 (0) 86 270 0825
    enquiries@bookpro.co.za


    China, Hong Kong & Taiwan

    Wei Zhao
    2-1-503 UHN International
    2 Xi Ba He Dong Li
    Chaoyang District
    Beijing 100028 China
    Tel: 13683018054
    Fax: 011 86 10 5130 1051
    wzbooks@aol.com

    India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives & Pakistan

    Sharad Mohan
    Y-311, Agrasen Awas,
    66. I. P. Extn, Patparganj,
    New Delhi 110092, India
    Tel: 91-98107-90604,
    91-11-42182212
    sharad.pgw@gmail.com

    Japan & Korea

    Gilles Fauveau
    2-3-25, 9F Kudanminami
    Chiyoda-Ku
    102-0074 Tokyo, Japan
    Tel: (81) 3 32640144
    Fax: (81) 3 32640440
    gillesfauveau@yahoo.com

    The Philippines

    Jaime Gregorio
    408 Cornell Street, South Pointe Townhomes
    L.P. Leviste Village, Barangay
    Merville
    Paranaque City, 1700
    The Philippines
    Tel: 632.822.1108
    Fax: 632.824.0835
    jaimecarogregorio@gmail.com

    Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos

    June Poonpanich
    476/3 Soi Ladprao 47
    Wangtonglang,
    Bangkok 10310
    Tel: 08-96603397, 02-5388318
    june.p@live.com

    Middle East

    Suk Lee
    Perseus International
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    Tel: 212-397-5090
    suk.lee@perseusbooks.com

    Latin America & the Caribbean

    Perseus International
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    Tel: 212-581-7839
    jodie.hagerman@perseusbooks.com

    For All Other Markets – General Inquiries and Orders

    Perseus International
    250 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10107
    Tel: 212-581-7839
    Orders: intlorders@perseusbooks.com
    jodie.hagerman@perseusbooks.com

    Individuals

    Please send orders, remittances and inquiries to:
    intlorders@perseusbooks.com

  • Careers

    Details for this coming soon

  • Submission Guidelines

    Thank you for your interest in the Perseus Books Group. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts or book proposals. Please be aware that if you send us any unsolicited materials, they will not be returned to you.

    In general, we recommend that you visit your public library for sources that can direct you in preparing a proposal and locating an appropriate agent and/or publisher. Two books you might find helpful are The Literary Marketplace by R.R. Bowker, and the current edition of The Writer’s Market.