As many of you know, Amazon.com began working in the book industry as an online book distributor. Soon, it jumped onto the self-publishing bandwagon after launching its self-publishing eBook platform in 2007. Shortly after, Amazon.com began opening up a line of traditional publishing imprints which were first launched in 2009.Think what you will about Amazon.com but they are a publishing force to be reckoned with. Their business model is structured with a focus well into the future. Recently, they announced opening up brick-and-mortar bookstores with the first opening near Chicago in 2017. After that, bookstores will open in San Diego and near Portland.Unfortunately, you can only send a submission or reach an Amazon acquisitions editor by going through an agent.Below, you will find the list of Amazon's current publishing imprints and what each imprint publishes.
- AmazonEncore, which publishes out-of-print or self-published books rediscovered
- AmazonCrossing, publishing books in translation
- Montlake Romance, publishes romance
- Thomas & Mercer, publishes mysteries and thrillers
- 47North, publishes science fiction, fantasy, horror
- New Harvest, publishes general adult titles (via Amazon Publishing's East Coast Group run by Larry Kirshbaum. New Harvest is distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Amazon Publishing, publishes nonfiction, memoirs, and general fiction
- Grand Harbor Press, spirituality and self-Discovery (a division of Brilliance Audio, owned by Amazon)
- Amazon Children's, publishes YA and children's picture books (Composed of two imprints: Two Lions and Skyscape)
- Little A, publishes literary fiction
- Jet City Comics, publishes comic books and graphic novels
- Day One, publishes a weekly digital literary magazine
- Lake Union Publishing, publishes contemporary and historical fiction, memoir, and popular nonfiction
- StoryFront, publishes short fiction
- Waterfall Press, publishes Christian nonfiction and fiction
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