The result of French publisher Hachette Livre&#39;s acquisition of Time Warner Book Group, Hachette Book Group comprises imprints Little, Brown and Company, Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books), and Orbit, a science fiction and fantasy imprint.<div><div>HarperCollins was founded in New York City in 1817 by the brothers James and John Harper and is now a subsidiary of News Corporation. Read more about the history of the press <a href="https://www.thebalance.com/advice-on-publishing-from-top-fiction-editors-1277225" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">here</a>, or learn more about their acquisitions process with an interview with editor <a href="https://www.thebalance.com/editor-jeanette-perez-publishing-advice-1277168" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="2">Jeanette Perez</a>.</div></div>Penguin Group boasts an enormous backlist of classic books, which gives their editors the luxury of investing in writers in a more traditional way. This means more stability for the lucky writers whose work is accepted here.Much of the blockbuster work -- the work you see in the Barnes and Noble windows -- sports the Random House logo on the spine. Currently owned by the German media company Bertelsmann, they&#39;ve been publishing books since 1927.Currently owned by CBS, Simon &amp; Schuster imprints include Pocket Books, Scribner, Free Press, Atria, Fireside, Touchstone, and Atheneum Books for Young Readers. They publish some 2,000 books each year, many of them bestsellers.