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Sourcebooks - an independent vision

What does independent really mean? 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. 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.


Then: A small press with a passion for poetry and one groundbreaking title Now: The home of more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers, including poetry and children’s titles, and scores of national and regional bestsellers
Then: A little indie house based somewhere other than New York Now: The largest woman-owned trade book publisher in North America
Then: The place for innovative mixed-media titles like We Interrupt This Broadcast and And The Crowd Goes Wild 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!
Then: The house that Michael Malone built 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, and so many more…
Then: A small team with a spitfire of a publisher Now: An entire building of spitfires—and our publisher hasn’t changed one bit
Then: Fiercely independent, innovative, and groundbreaking Now: Fiercely independent, innovative, groundbreaking, and optimistic


1935 Brookdale Road | Suite 139
Naperville, IL 60563
(800) 432-7444 or 800-43Bright (toll-free)
(630) 961-3900 (phone)
(630) 961-2168 (fax)