Perseus Books Group


  1. Perseus Books Hires Greenhill to Advise on Possible Sale

    Perseus Books Group, one of the largest independent U.S. publishers, is back on the market only 13 months after a deal to sell itself fell apart.Greenhill & Co. has been hired to advise Perseus, which is owned by a private investment firm, on a possible sale. Press release. Read more
  2. Building a Badass Bestseller

    A surprise bestseller can give a nice boost to any publisher, and the Perseus Books Group is currently enjoying one of those unexpected hits—and working to keep the sales momentum going. Read more
  3. Perseus Books Group Gives Boulder Bookstore Inaugural “Badass Bookseller Award”

    The Perseus Books Group today awarded the Boulder Book Store with the first-ever "Badass Bookseller Award" in recognition of its role in helping make You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero into a surprise New York Times bestseller. Read more
  4. Stars of Friday Night Lights Reunite to Relive Their Story 25 Years Later

    Twenty-five years after the H.G. Bissinger best seller was released, stars of the 1988 Permian Panthers football team reunite to relive the 'Friday Night Lights'. Read more
  5. Friday Night Lights Author to Publish Anniversary Edition

    When Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream first hit store shelves in 1990, the Texas town featured in the 432-page book was so incensed over the portrayal of itself and its football team that death threats came to the author H.G. "Buzz" Bissenger... Read more
  6. Burgess Lea Press Celebrates Great Food, Supports Good Works

    Buz Teacher and Janet Bukovinsky Teacher announce their new publishing venture, Burgess Lea Press... The company will have a unique joint venture relationship with Running Press, the imprint of The Perseus Books Group originally co-founded by Buz Teacher in 1972. Read more
  7. Perseus Books Group Announce Partnership with Turner Classic Movies

    The Perseus Books Group today announced a global partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) for a series of books inspired by the greatest movies from the origins of cinema to today.  To be published by Running Press, the initiative will launch in Fall 2015. Read more
  8. Perseus Academic Signs The Brookings Institution as New Distribution Client

    Perseus Academic, a recently established division of the Perseus Books Group dedicated to serving university and academic presses, and The Brookings Institution announced that they have entered into a sales and distribution agreement for both print and digital books... Read more
  9. Perseus Books Group Names Kristin Kiser Vice President and Publisher, Running Press

    Perseus Books Group announced today that Kristin Kiser has been named Vice President & Publisher, Running Press effective May 20. In this position Kiser will run the trio of programs that make up Running Press: Adult Trade, Kids, and Miniature Editions. Read more
  10. Faber and Perseus Launch New Publishing Partnership

    Faber & Faber, the legendary London-based publisher, and The Perseus Books Group, the leading New York-based independent publishing company, announced today a partnership to use Perseus’ digital technology to enable Faber to publish its books globally, in both print and digital formats, for the first time. Read more
  11. YouTube’s ‘Sunshine Girl’ Comes to Print

    Nearly five years ago, a chirpy, animated 16-year-old named Paige McKenzie uploaded a 68-second video to YouTube... More than 130 million views later, Ms. McKenzie’s mockumentary web series, “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl,” has become a full-time job. Read more
  12. Harvey Weinstein Thinks He’s Found the Latest Young Adult Hit

    The publishing house behind The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, a debut young-adult novel by YouTube star Paige McKenzie, has upped its first print order to more than 100,000, Media Ink has learned. Read more
  13. Perseus Books Group Announces New Investor

    Center Land Partners brings access to growth capital to leading independent publishing company. The Perseus Books Group announced today a transaction that further positions the company for future success. Read more
  14. Garry Kasparov on His Next Book — and Why Putin Is Like Tywin Lannister

    PublicAffairs will publish Winter Is Coming:Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped this fall, timed for the foreign-policy debates in the U.S. primaries. Read more
  15. When the Facebook Chief Likes a Book, Sales Soar

    The Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made a New Year's resolution to read two books a month in 2015, and he's inviting his 31 million Facebook friends to join him. Read more
  16. From YouTube Stars, Literary Lions

    Publishers seeking the next hit author have a new hunting ground: YouTube. A wave of titles written by YouTube personalities is hitting the shelves this month as book publishers bet on the power of online media. Read more
  17. Skyhorse and Perseus Partner to Acquire Good Books’ Assets

    Skyhorse Publishing and The Perseus Books Group announced today that they have successfully partnered to acquire the assets of Good Books, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in December 2013. A sales order was approved on October 1 by bankruptcy court and the closing is scheduled to take place in the next few days.

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  18. Perseus Launching New Client Services Division 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
  19. DreamWorks Animation to Publish Books

    DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is diversifying into children's books, creating a publishing unit that this year will issue titles based on such DreamWorks movies as "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar." Read more
  20. 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
  21. Sold Back to Its Founder, Frommer’s to Publish Anew

    When Google bought the Frommer’s brand of travel guides last August, it was an unlikely union of old and new, of paper and pixels. It didn’t last long. Arthur Frommer, the 83-year-old founder of the company, announced in April that he had bought the brand back from Google... Read more
  22. 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
  23. Book Marketing’s Next Chapter

    Book publishing has been famously slow to embrace technology, but some industry executives are hoping it's never too late to change. Taking a page from the tech community, an independent publisher and a top talent agency will announce Monday that they have joined forces to host the first-ever publishing "hackathon." Read more
  24. Book Awards Seek a Bigger Splash, Red Carpet and All

    When the publishing elite gathers for the National Book Awards dinner Wednesday evening in Manhattan, there will be signs everywhere of the aspirations to turn this once-dowdy event into a glamorous party. Read more
  25. New Service for Authors Seeking to Self-Publish E-Books

    The Perseus Books Group has created a distribution and marketing service that will allow authors to self-publish their own e-books, the company said on Sunday. The new service will give authors an alternative to other self-publishing services and a favorable revenue split that is unusual in the industry... Read more
  26. Unusual Benefactor Finances Book Tour

    It is trickier than ever for an author to persuade a publisher to finance a traditional book tour. Brick-and-mortar bookstores are decreasing, travel is expensive, and money for marketing and promotion is increasingly being spent online. Read more
  27. 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
  28. The Weinstein Company and the Perseus Books Group Join Forces in New Publishing Joint Venture for Weinstein Books

    The Weinstein Company, a leader in the independent film and entertainment industry and parent company to Weinstein Books, and the Perseus Books Group, the leading independent publishing company, have entered into a joint venture to publish books. Read more
  29. Small Book Publishers Offered New Technology

    Hundreds of small, independent publishers will have easier access to digital book technology under a new service offered by Perseus Books Group, the result of agreements between it and more than a half-dozen technology companies... Read more
  30. Publisher of the Year: The Perseus Books Group

    It may take a village to raise a child, but it's taken 630 employees scattered across the country to build the Perseus Books Group into what is arguably the most important independent publishing company in the nation... Read more
  31. Small Publisher Enters the Big Leagues

    In the small world of book publishing, there are a half a dozen or so major players--and then there's everybody else. But in the last year, unassuming Perseus Books Group has slipped through the doors of that exclusive club. Read more
  32. A Diet Book Serves Up A Side Order Of Attitude

    Ever since Running Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, first published the raucous, profanity-laced diet book ''Skinny Bitch'' in December 2005, it has sold steadily. From an initial print run of fewer than 10,000 copies, there are now more than 245,000 in print. Read more
  33. Small Publishers Look to Happy Ending

    Members of the energetic fraternity of small, independent book publishers, endangered by a recent bankruptcy filing by a major book distributor, appear to have found a white knight. Perseus Books Group... is offering a rescue plan that would enable many to stay in business. Read more
  34. The Scientist Is Gone, but Not His Book Tour

    It is a problem that might have puzzled the great physicist himself: how to conduct an author tour when the author is, well, not exactly available. The author and physicist in this case are one and the same: Richard P. Feynman, the Nobel Prize laureate... Read more
  35. Buy… and Buy Again

    Perseus Books, a serial acquirer, now has to prove the whole is worth more than the sum of its parts.  Can a serial acquirer build a successful book publishing company? David Steinberger, chief executive of Perseus Books LLC, is betting it can. Read more