Who We Are
Little, Brown Book Group
Four-time winner of the Publisher of the Year award, most recently at the 2014 Bookseller Industry Awards, Little, Brown Book Group is one of the most successful and dynamic publishers in the UK. Across our fourteen imprints, we publish as wide a range of titles as anyone in the industry, and pride ourselves on the quality, variety and diversity of our publishing output.
Our team of over 150 people is based in the offices of our parent company, Hachette UK, on the banks of the river Thames in London’s Blackfriars – an area steeped in centuries of publishing history, just yards from the famous Fleet Street. Our own company history is long and distinguished: Little, Brown was founded by Charles Little and James Brown in Boston in 1837 and was bought by Time Inc. in 1968. Little, Brown USA bought what became Little, Brown Book Group UK in 1992, and the company was acquired by its current owners, Hachette UK, in 2006. L,BBG itself acquired the successful independent publishers Piatkus (in 2007) and Constable & Robinson (in 2014).
Little, Brown Book Group’s fourteen imprints have a market-leading presence in almost every area of the industry. On our Little, Brown, Abacus, Virago, Corsair, Fleet and Blackfriars imprints we publish literature of the highest standard, from prize-winning fiction to agenda-setting non-fiction and a range of prestigious classics. On our commercial imprint, Sphere, we publish some of the world’s biggest brand-name novelists and an array of bestselling non-fiction. Our Atom and Orbit imprints lead the field in young adult and science fiction/fantasy publishing respectively, and our Piatkus Constable Robinson (PCR) division publishes the very best in genre fiction and a rich seam of subject-specific inspirational and instructional non-fiction. Meanwhile, our fast-growing Hachette Audio list is at the forefront of audio publishing, and our newest imprint, Dialogue Books, is an inclusive home for writers and readers of all backgrounds.
What makes special Little, Brown is our staff and our authors. Everyone who works at Little, Brown is talented, hard-working and dedicated to doing the best possible job to bring our authors’ work to life for readers. We strive for excellence in all areas of what we do and we aim to be a truly diverse employer, with a workforce that reflects the world we live in. Our staff are passionately committed to making a difference: we have a Little, Brown equality group and an environmental and ethical committee, and we undertake a wide variety of charitable and social endeavours every year to give back to the community and help make the publishing industry more accessible. If you are interested in working for us, please visit the vacancies section of this website.
Ultimately, a publishing company is nothing without its authors. Little, Brown’s authors, many of whom we are lucky enough to have published for their entire careers, possess an amazing array of expertise and a wealth of talent. Explore this website and find out more about who they are and what they write – the worlds their words create are waiting to be discovered.
Charlie King, Managing Director, Little, Brown Book Group