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Ballantine Books

Ballantine Books is one of America’s largest publishers of hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market paperback books. Founded in 1952, Ballantine was acquired by Random House in 1973. Its imprints include Ballantine Books, Ballantine Reader’s Circle, Del Rey, Del Rey/LucasBooks, Fawcett, Ivy, One World, and Wellspring. Ballantine Books includes a backlist of more than 3,000 titles.

Ballantine’s list encompasses a large, diverse offering in a variety of formats. The hardcover program is particularly strong in commercial fiction, health, diet, psychology, history, and biography. Ballantine successes include Sugar Busters! by H. Leighton Steward; Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg; The Formula by Gene and Joyce Daoust, Henry VIII: The King and His Court by Alison Weir, The Whitechapel Conspiracy by Anne Perry (who writes two novels a year), and the novels of Jeff Shaara (Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure, Gone for Soldiers, and Rise to Rebellion, his latest bestseller). Current titles include The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen; The Manhattan Hunt Club by John Saul; and Best Friends, Worst Enemies by Michael Thompson, bestselling author of Raising Cain. Upcoming lists will feature hardcover novels by Richard North Patterson and Kristin Hannah. The Ballantine list also includes an increasing number of such literary novels and short story collections as the recently published The Speed of Light by Elizabeth Rosner and Among the Missing by Dan Chaon.

The mass market list includes such bestselling authors as Lorenzo Carcaterra, John Case, Robert Crais, William Diehl, Fannie Flagg, Sue Grafton, Kristin Hannah, John Irving, Jonathan Kellerman, Richard North Patterson, Anne Rice, Edward Rutherfurd, John Saul, Stephen King, and Anne Tyler.

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