Little, Brown Book Group Publishing Imprints

Literary fiction and non-fiction

Our Imprints - Abacus

In 2013 Abacus will celebrate forty years of publishing, with the reissue of 18 of our classic books with new introductions by the authors. They include a wonderfully diverse range of books - from Douglas Coupland's Generation X to Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory and from Tom Holland's Rubicon to Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.
We make stories, not labels

Our Imprints - Atom

Atom is the young adult imprint of Little, Brown Book Group. Atom actively looks for exciting new voices from the UK and around the world, publishing fresh, engaged, brave contemporary writing. We strive to make books readers will want to share, and to do so with heart and humour.
Audiobooks

Our Imprints - Hachette Audio

Audiobook publishing has historically been an area of great strength for Little, Brown: our titles have been acclaimed for the quality of adaptation, readers and packaging. Our newly published titles are now usually available completely unabridged.
Founded in 1795

Constable

Constable and Co was founded in 1795 when Archibald Constable, an Edinburgh bookseller, opened a shop and began to publish a few original works under his own name. Thus was one of the first independent UK publishing houses started, and over the decades it became known as a house of excellence, publishing such names as Sir Walter Scott, Henry James, George Bernard Shaw and Bram Stoker.
Acquiring books we love since 2009

Corsair

Corsair was founded in 2009 and published its first book in March 2010. Originally a boutique literary list, Corsair envisaged a planned output of a dozen or so original titles.
Fiction and non-fiction in hardback

Our Imprints - Little, Brown

Little, Brown is a literary hardback imprint within the Little, Brown Book Group. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice. Little, Brown publishes in hardback and ebook, with paperbacks that publish under our Abacus and Sphere imprints.
Science fiction and fantasy

Our Imprints - Orbit

Orbit is the SF and Fantasy imprint of Little, Brown Book Group. Launched in 1974, Orbit has a rich publishing history that includes many of the bestselling and most acclaimed writers in the field, including Iain M. Banks, Terry Brooks, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Orson Scott Card, David Gemmell, Robert Jordan and Tad Williams. Now one of the biggest genre imprints in the UK, with a dedicated editorial, marketing and publicity team sharing a passion for speculative fiction, Orbit is committed to broadening the audience for SF and Fantasy and finding the widest possible readerships for our authors. Our innovative publishing strategies have helped introduce many of the most popular and original new voices in genre fiction, including Paolo Bacigalupi, Jim Butcher, Trudi Canavan, Gail Carriger, Charlaine Harris, Karen Miller, K.J. Parker, Ian Tregillis and Brent Weeks.
Romance, paranormal romance, crime, thriller, non-fiction and much more.

Our Imprints - Piatkus

Piatkus publishes a unique range of fiction and non-fiction. Our lifestyle list covers the areas of health, mind, body and spirit, self-help, business, personal development and all the topics that interest people in their daily lives. Piatkus is also known for our wide variety of fiction, which includes romance, historical fiction, paranormal, supernatural and horror.
Commercial fiction and non-fiction

Our Imprints - Sphere

Sphere is home to some of the world's best-loved authors and books. One of the most dynamic and successful commercial imprints in the UK, Sphere aims to publish the highest-quality popular fiction and nonfiction, including thrillers, women's fiction, general fiction, and celebrity titles. Our books regularly hit the bestseller lists, and we have powered countless authors to household-name status. If you’re a lover of popular literature, chances are good you're reading a Sphere book right now.
The best of women's fiction and non-fiction

Our Imprints - Virago

Nearly forty years after its beginnings in 1973, Virago is the outstanding international publisher of books by women. The cultural, political and economic landscape has changed dramatically in the last four decades, but Virago has remained true to its original aims: to put women centre stage; to explore the untold stories of their lives and history; to break the silence around many women's experiences; to publish breathtaking new fiction, alongside a rich list of rediscovered classics; and above all to champion women's talent.
Market-leading non-fiction and fiction

Robinson

Market-leading, evidence-based Psychology, practical and inspiring How To Books, Mammoth genre-fiction and other collections, and concise, narrative Brief Histories and Guides
Discovering new literary talent

Blackfriars

Blackfriars aims to discover and nurture new talent (or talent that has been away for a while), run by Clare Smith of Little,Brown /Abacus and Ursula Doyle of Fleet.