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Sourcebooks - An Independent Vision

Sourcebooks' mission is to reach as many people as possible through books that will enlighten their lives.

We are a company bound together by the idea that Books. Change. Lives.

For us, it means a passion for books and a dedication to the belief that books change lives. It means innovative publishing, where every book is personal and every author’s voice has a place. And it means not being afraid to say “I don’t know” and forging a new path when we have to.

We are a group of passionate, energetic and enthusiastic book lovers, and we are committed to helping readers experience each book.

Thank you for being a part of our story.

So much has changed since we started this journey twenty+ years ago in a spare bedroom—the industry, the technology, the world. And at Sourcebooks, things are no different. The conversations we get to have now are different from those we had even just five short years ago. We’ve launched new imprints to great success and built the careers of authors whose voices have a vital place in today’s community.

But what hasn’t changed for us is our passion for books and our dedication to the belief that books change lives. All voices matter. So while our current list may be different than those first few books, you can bet that our mission hasn’t and won’t change one bit. If anything we find ourselves even more committed to that conviction than ever before.

So take a fresh look at Sourcebooks. The Sourcebooks you thought you knew has grown up a bit —we just might surprise you.

We’re proud to be based in the Midwest! Check out our visual history below:



Founded 1987

Sourcebooks CasablancaSourcebooks Casablanca

Joined the Sourcebooks Family 1996

Sourcebooks LandmarkSourcebooks Landmark

Founded 2001

Sourcebooks KidsSourcebooks Kids

Founded 2007

Cumberland HouseCumberland House

Joined the Sourcebooks Family 2008

Sourcebooks FireSourcebooks Fire

Founded 2010

Put Me In The StoryPut Me In The Story

Founded 2012

Simple TruthsSimple Truths

Joined the Sourcebooks
​Family 2013

Little Pickle PressLittle Pickle Press

Joined the Sourcebooks
​Family 2017

Poisoned Pen PressPoisoned Pen Press

Joined the Sourcebooks
​Family 2019

Sourcebooks FireSourcebooks Fire

Joined the Sourcebooks
Family 2020

Bloom BooksBloom Books

Founded 2021



Then: A small press with a passion for poetry and one groundbreaking title

Then: A little indie house based somewhere other than New York

Then: The place for innovative mixed-media titles like We Interrupt This Broadcast and And The Crowd Goes Wild

Then: The house that Michael Malone built

Then: A small team with a spitfire of a publisher

Then: Fiercely independent, innovative, and groundbreaking


Now: The home of 96 New York Times bestsellers, including poetry and children’s titles, and scores of national and regional bestsellers

​Now: The largest woman-owned trade book publisher in North America

Now: Still publishing innovative mixed-media titles – now in thrilling new digital formats - as well as bestselling titles in historical fiction, college guides, study aids, baby names, parenting, romance, business, and children’s books!

​Now: The publishing home of Michael Malone’s newest work and Nikki Giovanni, Georgette Heyer, Alan Cheuse, Frank Deford, Tim Sandlin, Edward Fiske, Gregory Lang, Bill Kurtis, Kristi Yamaguchi, Len Berman, Laura Duksta, Marianne Richmond, Francesca Simon, Marty Stuart, Marieke Nijkamp, E L James, and so many more…

​Now: An entire building of spitfires—and our publisher hasn’t changed one bit

Now: Fiercely independent, innovative, groundbreaking, and optimistic

Our Philanthropic Outreach

Sourcebooks supports organizations dedicated to promoting literacy and books changing lives. Since 2014 Sourcebooks has donated $578,663 in books to the following schools, non-profit, health, religious and community organizations:

Additionally, a significant portion of the profits from the 2021 The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar will benefit causes Ruth Bader Ginsburg believed in and supported throughout her life.

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