Hardie Grant Books is the exclusive distribution partner for several publishing companies in the United Kingdom and America producing high quality, beautiful and fun books across a range of subjects.
"Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that's instantly recognisable for its spirit, creativity and value."
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the United States, Chronicle Books has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books. The company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format, maintaining a list that includes humour, gift, childrens, art, architecture, and photography.
“Quadrille is at the forefront of quality and innovative illustrated publishing. We seek something new in everything we do: new ideas, new approaches, mew talent, new materials, new marketing initiatives. With an exciting list of prestigious and successful books, we aim to surprise and delight, to inform and enhance, to be in the forefront of trends, to build platforms for our authors and bring them to a wide an audience as possible. We are proud to have attracted market leaders in each of our chosen subject areas of publishing, and to be recognised internationally as creators of quality books that succeed all over the world.”
Rizzoli New York
“Rizzoli, the famed Italian purveyor of art tomes has over the years produced an entire library of gorgeous coffee table books. With the additional Universe imprint the company has upped the ante on modernism in hardcover with a stack of architecture and design books that are as much nourishment for the minds as cannoli for the eye. Rizzoli’s editors have their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening right now and next in design.” – Metropolitan Home
Rizzoli New York began its publishing operation in 1974 and has since become a leader in the fields of art, architecture, interior design, photography, haute couture and gastronomy.
Ryland Peters and Small
Ryland Peters & Small produce outstandingly beautiful books on homes & gardens, crafts, food & drink, health & well-being, weddings, and mother & baby, plus a vibrant gift and stationery list.
RPS aims to capture, in words and pictures, those elements of life that give the greatest pleasure – sharing the perfect meal with friends, relaxing in a beautifully scented bath after a busy day, a home that makes you happy every time you open the front door.
Founded in 1998 by Cindy Richards and Mark Collins, CICO Books was established as a publisher of highly illustrated, non-fiction lifestyle books and in March 2005 was acquired by Ryland, Peters & Small. CICO Books has always had an eclectic list, with upscale, inspirational books on interiors from renowned designers such as Henrietta Spencer-Churchill and Nina Campbell sitting alongside highly practical craft titles on jewellery-making, knitting and crochet, while the mind, body, spirit list looks at crystal healing, feng shui, dream interpretation, tarot and angel messages.
Workman Publishing Company, a medium-sized independent publisher based in New York, is the creator of award-winning cookbooks, fun, educational children’s titles, as well as gardening, humour, self-help and business books. From the iconic 1,000 Places to See Before You Die to Gallop!, the one-of-a-kind, moving picture book for kids, our products inspire readers and other publishers alike.
Michael O’Mara Books
Based in the UK, Michael O’Mara Books published its first book in July 1985. Now, after thirty years of publications, with a backlist of a thousand titles, it produces one hundred and fifty new books a year, specialising in colouring books, quirky art titles, general reference and more. Michael O’Mara also has a children’s imprint, Buster Books, which was started 15 years ago and seeks to bring a new twist to established children’s genres.
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Andrews McMeel Publishing is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the largest independent newspaper syndicate in the world and an emerging leader in book and calendar publishing and gift and stationery merchandising. Every year, the company publishes the work of more than 125 syndicate creators and writers, more than 300 books, and a prestigious line of calendars and gift and stationery items. Based in Kansas, USA, Andrews McMeel Publishing is known for cutting-edge comics and best-selling humour, cookbook, puzzle, and children's books, and the company has a passion for publishing original talent and delighting readers with innovative books and gifts that are worth sharing.
Carlton Publishing Group
Carlton Publishing Group is a London-based book publisher of illustrated reference, biography, leisure and entertainment books. It publishes books under the imprints of Carlton, Goodman, Goodman Fiell, André Deutsch, Prion and Carlton Kids.
In 1889 two brothers, André and Edouard Michelin, took over management of a tyre factory in France. This was the start of a great odyssey to develop human transport solutions, while valuing safety, efficiency and the pleasures of driving on the road. In 1908, André opened the Travel Information Bureau in Paris to help travellers plan their itineraries and then in 1910 the first Michelin road map was published. Today, Michelin has one of the best mapping systems in the world and offers atlases, maps and travel guides for many countries. The iconic Michelin Man, called Bibendum, is one of the most recognised logos of all time – André and Edouard’s vision of how a pile of tyres would look if they made a man.
Named after the famous Venetian explorer, Marco Polo Travel Publishing launched its new series of travel guides in March 2012, starting with 30 titles. Their research uncovered that, while there are a number of travel guides on the market, many travellers found them either too text-heavy or overly general and lacking in insider tips. Marco Polo guides are designed to overcome these problems. The team has many years of expertise in successfully producing and selling cartographic products and travel guides. Marco Polo offers an extensive range of high-quality publications, including travel guides, traditional maps, laminated city and holiday maps, road atlases and the world-famous Baedeker guides.
National Geographic Maps
Founded in 1915 as the Cartographic Group, the first division of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps has been responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world's best wall maps, recreation maps, atlases, and globes which inspire people to care about and explore their world.