Another member of the “big six,” Macmillan is a collection of publishing companies owned by the German company Holtzbrinck. The company is home to a collection of trade publishers, academic publishers and a few magazines. Macmillan’s trade houses are based in New York City, in the historic Flatiron building.
Macmillan’s Notable Trade Houses
St. Martin’s Press -- St. Martin’s, which is made of five imprints, is known for publishing commercial fiction, especially thrillers. Among some of its most notable authors are Thomas Harris (who wrote the Hannibal Lechter books among others), Dan Brown and Janet Evanovich.
Tor -- Tor is a science fiction publisher.
Henry Holt -- Henry Holt was founded in 1885 and acquired by Macmillan in 1985. Under its umbrella are the imprints Times Books (which publishes titles by <i>New York Times</i> journalists), Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers (which is a children’s imprint) and the paperback publisher Holt Paperbacks. Henry Holt publishes such authors as Richard North Patterons, David Hajdu and Paul Audter.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux -- This literary house, founded in 1936 by Roger Straus, is considered one of the leading publishers of serious literary fiction. Known as FSG in the industry, the house publishes such authors as Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen and Michael Cunningham.