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Pan Macmillan

Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Boxtree, Sidgwick & Jackson, Bello, Tor, Kingfisher, Macmillan Children's Books, Campbell Books, Macmillan New Writing and Macmillan Digital Audio. You can find out more here about the Pan Macmillan Imprints. Pan Macmillan is part of the Macmillan Publishing Group.


Where It All Began

Macmillan was founded in 1843 by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan, two brothers from the Scottish Isle of Arran. Daniel was the business brain, while Alexander laid the literary foundations, publishing such great authors as Charles Kingsley, Thomas Hughes, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Henry James, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling and H. G. Wells. As the company evolved, the Macmillan family's vision continued to inspire the publishing of major writers including W. B. Yeats, Sean O'Casey, John Maynard Keynes, Charles Morgan, Hugh Walpole, Margaret Mitchell, C. P. Snow and Rumer Godden.

The brothers' publishing talents were not confined to literature. Their vision led to the creation of enduring copyrights such as Nature (1869), the renowned Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1877) and Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy (1899).

An ambitious expansion programme was initiated in the late 1960s when Harold Macmillan retired from politics after his term as prime minister and became chairman of the company. Serious academic, educational and literary publishing was followed by significant growth in reference programmes and college textbooks as well as educational and scientific journals. New international opportunities were grasped and publishing operations were set up in Japan, Mexico and the emerging markets of Africa and Asia.

Nowadays Macmillan is one of the largest and best-known international publishers in the world, operating in over 70 countries.

The Macmillan Group

Pan Macmillan is part of the Macmillan Group, which operates in over 70 countries worldwide. Macmillan is known for its high-quality academic and scholarly, educational, fiction and non-fiction and reference publishing. In the UK its divisions include Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education, Macmillan Distribution and the Nature Publishing Group. Visit for more information on the Macmillan Group.

Pan Macmillan is a trading division of Macmillan Publishers International Limited:

Macmillan Publishers International Limited
Registered and incorporated in England and Wales under Company Number: 02063302

Registered Office:
Brunel Road
Hants RG21 6XS

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Where We Are

Pan Macmillan
20 New Wharf Road
London N1 9RR

Tel: +44 (0)20 7014 6000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7014 6001 

UK Customer Services: 0845 070 5656
EU Customer Services: 44 (0)1256 302692
Non-EU Customer Services: 44 (0)1256 329242