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Company Location(s): New York, NY
Imprints: KENSINGTON HARDCOVER: New York Times bestselling authors such as Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, and Mary Monroe; Cozy Mysteries, Literary Fiction, Upmarket Suspense, Select Nonfiction

KENSINGTON TRADE PAPERBACK: Commercial fiction, Historical mysteries, African American fiction, Romance, Cozy mysteries.

DAFINA: Commercial fiction written by and about people of African descent. Dafina Books publishes over 40 books a year in hardcover, trade paperback, mass market and eBook

PINNACLE: Bestselling thrillers in the premium format, westerns, horror and true crime titles. Among Pinnacle's western bestselling authors is William W. Johnstone, the country's most popular western writer.

CITADEL: Publishes a wide range of non-fiction, from memoirs to mafia histories, self improvement, business, pets, pop culture and more.

JOHN SCOGNAMIGLIO BOOKS: John Scognamiglio, the Editor-in-Chief at Kensington since 2005, releases 4-6 upmarket fiction titles in hardcover per year.

ZEBRA: Romance of all sub-genres, Commercial Fiction. Authors on the Zebra list include Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Hannah Howell, Janet Dailey, Mary Burton, Victoria Alexander, Mary Jo Putney, Nancy Bush and Alexandra Ivy.

KENSINGTON MASS MARKET: Original paperback cozy mysteries, as well as reprints of our hardcover mysteries and reprints of our Dafina titles

LYRICAL PRESS: Launched as a digital first imprint, Lyrical Press now publishes original eBooks, digital reissues and one mass market print title per month. Prolific catalog of titles ranging from sweeping historical romances and edgy erotic titles to chilling thrillers and cozy mysteries. Lyrical Press offers an exciting way to meet your next favorite author in every fiction genre.
REBEL BASE: Re-launched in 2018 as Kensington's digital-first imprint for science fiction and fantasy.

Books per Year: 600
Number of Employees: 80
Description: Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It remains a multi-generational family business, with Steven Zacharius succeeding his father as President and CEO, and Adam Zacharius as General Manager. As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read.

The house of New York Times bestselling authors, including Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, William W. Johnstone, and many others, Kensington publishes over 600 fiction and non-fiction titles each year. Its diverse imprints - Kensington, Zebra, Pinnacle, Dafina, Citadel, Rebel Base and Lyrical Press - are well known for providing readers with a range of popular genres such as romance, women’s fiction, African American, young adult and nonfiction, as well as true-crime, western, and mystery titles.
Type(s) of Publisher: Independent Publishers
Trade Publishing: Adult
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Phone: 212.407.1573
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