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Why Sourcebooks

Although we work in an industry engaged in constant change, and one that these days is getting strikingly modern and technological, Sourcebooks has some old-fashioned ideas about what it is that makes a “publisher.” Every person on our dedicated and hard-working staff is passionate about books and committed to authorship. Ours is a culture of collaboration, where communication among authors, editors, marketers, publicists, designers and sales force is key to bringing our books to as wide an audience as possible.

So what do we believe? See for yourself what story gets told through the links below.

The Buzz @ Sourcebooks

At a leading-edge, independent publisher like Sourcebooks, there’s an awful lot going on every day, much more than can be captured in one place or described without actually seeing it all. By far the most important things we do are on behalf of our thousands of authors. The Buzz @ Sourcebooks captures just some of the great features and news about our authors generated by our relentless, energetic marketing and publicity teams.

The Sourcebooks Story

There can be no doubt that publishing is in a state of transformation. Indeed, some pundits use the words “upheaval,” or worse, “collapse.” Here at Sourcebooks, we’re choosing “change,” and we couldn’t be more excited about all the new opportunities to connect authors and readers. In short, we embrace change – it’s been the one thrilling constant amidst 20+ years of the Sourcebooks story…

What We Believe

We once posed a challenging question to our co-workers. “Tell us what you believe,” we said, “What’s your purpose? What’s your cause? Why do we do what we do?” What we got back was inspiration from all corners of the company about the power of reading, the impact of authorship, and an affirmation that as much as the world changes around us, at least one thing remains constant – books change lives…

Books Change Lives

Perhaps it was the day you discovered Narnia, or tesseracts, or followed Alice down the rabbit-hole, but it might just as easily have been years later when you read Humboldt’s Gift or The House of Mirth or Silent Spring or John Adams—you felt different. You might have felt exhilarated, confused, anguished, or all of the above and more. That’s because when you read the right book at the right time, it does more than tell you a story or give you information. It alters your perspective. Books change lives. That’s a story those of us who work in publishing should never stop telling, and we hope that this project and site will give all of us—publishers, authors, and readers—a new way to share titles that made a big difference...

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…

Books for Writers

Among the thousands of books we publish are several that we believe are terrific information and advice for prospective authors. Check out what books we hope will guide your career and inspire your craft.


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