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.
Teen and children's fiction

Our Imprints - Atom

Atom is the young adult and children's imprint of Little, Brown Book Group. Established over ten years ago, Atom is still relatively new but has rapidly established itself in the children's world as a publisher of unique voices and unforgettable storytelling. From laugh-out-loud humour to heart-stopping adventure to coming-of-age romance, Atom has always been - and always will be - focused on publishing the best in mainstream and supernatural fiction for children and teens.
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.
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.
Fantastic fiction for kids aged 5 - 12

Little, Brown Young Readers Launches

Discover the new Little, Brown imprint with fantastic fiction for children aged 5 - 12.
New digital literary imprint from Little, Brown

Announcing Blackfriars

In June 2013, Little, Brown Book Group will launch the first digital literary imprint from a major UK publisher. Blackfriars has been created with the aim of discovering and nurturing new talent (or talent that has been away for a while) by Clare Smith of L,B/Abacus and Ursula Doyle of Virago.