Running Press

Running Press is an American publishing company and member of the Perseus Books Group. The publisher's offices are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with many of the corporate functions taking place in Perseus' New York City headquarters. It was co-founded by Stuart "Buz" Teacher; and his brother, Lawrence "Larry" Teacher, who died in March 2014.[1]

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers became an imprint of Running Press in 2017.[2]

Running Press
Parent companyPerseus Books Group
FounderStuart “Buz” and Larry Teacher
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsBlack Dog & Leventhal

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  • Running Press Miniature Editions, 2" by 2" hardcover books (many of them abridgements of bestsellers and often sold as impulse or gift purchases at checkout counters)
  • Sneaky Chef cookbook series by Missy Chase Lapine[3]
  • Images coloring book series, by Roger Burrows
  • Wisdom to Grow On, Charles J. Acquisto (2006)
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga, ILYA (2006)
  • Cathy's Book, Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman (2006)
  • The Way of the Wiseguy, Joseph D. Pistone (2004)
  • The Real Mad Men: The Renegades of Madison Avenue and the Golden Age of Advertising, Andrew Cracknell[4]
  • Michael Jackson's complete guide to Single Malt Scotch, Michael Jackson. ISBN 0-7624-0731-X
  • Skinny Bitch, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (2005)
  • Fabulicious!: Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook, Teresa Giudice (2010)
  • Seventeen's Ultimate Style Guide, Ann Shoket and the Editors of Seventeen (2011)[5]
  • Dumbemployed, Phil Edwards and Matt Kraft (2011)
  • Seven Wonders, Ben Mezrich (2014)

In 2012, Comedy Central contracted to create a publishing imprint with Running Press, including books by Denis Leary and Tosh.0.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Lawrence Teacher, 72, Philadelphia publisher and talented artist". 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  2. ^ "J.P. Leventhal to Step Down After 25 Years". Hachette Book Group. 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  3. ^ "Writing Despite Seinfeld Suit". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  4. ^ "'Mad Men' books hit shelves". 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  5. ^ "Running Press Book Publishers and Seventeen Magazine Team Up for Unique Book Project - PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/". Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  6. ^ "Comedy Central is going to publish books now · Newswire · The A.V. Club". 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
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Hachette Book Group

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France, and the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world. Hachette Livre is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère Group. HBG was formed when Hachette Livre purchased the Time Warner Book Group from Time Warner on March 31, 2006. Its headquarters are located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Hachette is considered one of the big-five publishing companies, along with Holtzbrinck/Macmillan, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1400+ adult books (including 50-100 digital-only titles), 300 books for young readers, and 450 audio book titles (including both physical and downloadable-only titles). In 2016, the company had 214 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 44 of which reached #1.

Skinny Bitch

Skinny Bitch is a diet book written by former modelling agent Rory Freedman and former model Kim Barnouin.

The book sold better than expected despite not having high initial sales.Skinny Bitch became a best-seller in the United Kingdom by May 2007 and in the United States by July, more than eighteen months after its initial 2005 press run of 10,000 copies. The book also sold well in Canada.

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