Macmillan started life as a hardback publisher over 175 years ago, publishing notable nineteenth-century names such as Thomas Hardy, Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling. Then into the twentieth century it launched and nurtured the careers of Muriel Spark and Iain Banks amongst many others. Now, we are one of the biggest hardback imprints in UK publishing, noted for an array of international bestsellers - Ken Follett, Danielle Steel, Peter James, Lucinda Riley, Ann Cleeves, David Baldacci, C. J. Sansom, Kate Morton, Kate Mosse, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Olivie Blake - as well as a market -leading serious and commercial non-fiction list whose authors often head the bestseller lists: Elton John, Louis Theroux, Eddie Jones and Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess. We are also committed to discovering and nurturing the bestselling names of the future and garnering literary prizes for our books.
Our aim is to build each and every one of our authors to reach the biggest readership possible and to work collaboratively from acquisition to maximise their audiences across all formats. We are committed to building our authors’ careers to take their place as the bestselling brands of both present and future.