Thomas Dunne Books

Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, a division of Macmillan Publishers, publishes popular trade fiction and nonfiction. Established by publisher Thomas Dunne in 1986, Thomas Dunne Books is based out of the Flatiron Building in New York City. "An imprint that scorns snobbery, prizes the quirky and commercial and flourishes through a unique form of high-volume publishing," Thomas Dunne Books produces 25-35 titles each year, covering a range of genres including commercial and literary fiction, mysteries, thrillers, biography, politics, history, sports, and popular science. In its more than 30-year history, Thomas Dunne Books has published numerous New York Times bestsellers including Dan Brown's first novel Digital Fortress, more than 20 books by international sensation Rosamunde Pilcher, a series of Walking Dead novels written by series creator Robert Kirkman, A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowden, the Meg Langslow mysteries by Donna Andrews, To Try Men's Souls and other historical fiction by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and many, many more. Its recent bestsellers include The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump and Two Paths: America Divided or United. Currently, Thomas Dunne Books publishes trade paperbacks through St. Martin's Griffin and Picador (imprint) and mysteries through St. Martin's Minotaur.

Thomas Dunne Books
Thomas Dunne Books logo
Parent companySt. Martin's Press (Macmillan Publishers)
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationFlatiron Building, New York City[1]
Key peopleThomas Dunne (Publisher)[1]
Publication typesBooks
Fiction genresContemporary, Mainstream, Mystery, Suspense[1]
Revenue$15 million (1999)[1]
No. of employees4[1]
Official websiteThomas Dunne Books


The imprint signed David Irving, a scholar, for a Joseph Goebbels biography in 1996 but had to drop the book when it was found out that Irving was a Holocaust denier[2] for having links to Institute for Historical Review, "the literary center of the United States Holocaust-denial movement."[1]

In October 1999, St. Martin's Press recalled a Dunne book, Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President, and destroyed them after various incidents about the author, J. H. Hatfield, surfaced. The incidents were that he had served prison time for a car-bombing attempt on his former boss's life and that he included an anonymous accusation about Bush. A St. Martin's executive editor resigned in protest over the publication.[1] In November, Dunne editors stopped attending St. Martin editorial meetings and started their own.[2]


Macmillan Entertainment

Macmillan Entertainment
Industryfilmed entertainment
FoundedNew York City[3] (October 2010)[4]
New York City[3]
ServicesFilm development
Number of employees
ParentMacmillan Publishers

Macmillan Entertainment (ME) is the "book to film" division of Macmillan Publishers.

Macmillan editors work the division will both develop in-house properties and Macmillan divisions novels for multimedia starting with books then primarily film and television. With literary agencies, ME assists in developing existing and in the works Macmillan books into potential films or TV series then makes the film and TV deals.[5]


Macmillan Films

Macmillan Films (MF) was launched by Thomas Dunne Books in October 2010 under the lead of Brendan Deneen. This followed the lead of other publishing house that formed their own film units Random House Films, which co-finances films, and Alloy Entertainment, which develops properties in house with writer-for-hire deals and moves it through books and films. Macmillan originated two concepts that they are shopping, a submarine thriller and Grimm City, a thriller based on lesser known Grimm Fairy Tales meets Sin City plus made one deal for "Tempest".[4]

Tempest was the project that led to the founding of Macmillan Films. Deneen was looking for a young adult when he found Julie Cross' "Enemy of Time" submission from the slush pile. He had her rework the structure to increase its potential in other media becoming "Tempest" with the company hold the film rights.[6] This work was the first deal of MF with Summit Entertainment, who pick up it as a movie in 2010 before the book was published. The movie deal gave the book a higher profile thus increasing its sale upon its January 2012 release enough for a sequel to be in the works for a 2013 release.[7]

A former Endeavor and WME intellectual property rights agent, Richie Kern was hired in March 2013 as Dunne editor to assist in evaluating concepts for Macmillan Films.[8]

Macmillan Entertainment

In 2013 Macmillan Films was renamed Macmillan Entertainment as the division expanded its reach to books from all Macmillan Publishers imprints and continued under the leadership of Brendan Deneen.[3][9]


development and/or production

  • Tempest (Thomas Dunne, January 2012) Summit Entertainment[7]
  • New Money, fish-out-of-water soap at Sony TV
  • Prep School Confidential mystery thriller with Juno producer Dan Dubiecki’s The Allegiance Theater[8]
  • Reviver, Seth Patrick's thriller (Thomas Dunne, June 2013), is with Legendary Pictures[3]
  • Seal Team 666 written by Weston Ochse, (Thomas Dunne, Nov. 2012) optioned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer[10]
  • Day One, sci-fi novel, with We’re The Millers producer Benderspink[11]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Carvajal, Doreen (December 31, 1999). "Intrepid Helmsman At St. Martin's Press; Publisher's Unit Sails Through a Storm". New York Times. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Offman, Craig (November 3, 1999). "Editor behind "Fortunate Son" is sitting pretty". Salon. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Macmillan Expands Book-to-Film Unit". publishersweekly. November 1, 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (October 4, 2010). "Macmillan Publishers Starts Film/TV Unit". Deadline. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (November 1, 2013). "Book Publisher Macmillan Bolsters Film Shingle Run By Brendan Deneen". Deadline. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  6. ^ Cook, Peter (November 15, 2011). "Brendan Deneen Takes Macmillan From Publisher to Producer". Publishing Perspectives. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  7. ^ a b Lewis, Andy (February 23, 2012). "How Publishers Bolster Their Bottom Line by Retaining Film Rights". the Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (March 22, 2013). "Richie Kern Joins Thomas Dunne Books; Also Will Generate Projects For Macmillan Films". Deadline. PMC. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  9. ^ Lewis, Andy (November 1, 2013). "Macmillan Publishers Expands Film Division". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (November 6, 2013). "Dwayne Johnson Attached to Star in MGM's 'Seal Team 666'". Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  11. ^ Fleming Jr, MIke (October 25, 2013). "'We're The Millers' Producer Benderspink Options Sci-Fi Novel 'Day One'". Deadline. PMC. Retrieved February 12, 2014.

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Our Revolution (book)

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In is a book by U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, published by Thomas Dunne Books in November 2016.It was released on November 15, 2016, a week after the election of Donald Trump. The book was written in the context of Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign and aimed to explain some of its rationale.

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In 1993, he wrote and directed the feature film Aspen Extreme.In 2004, Thomas Dunne Books published his first novel (mystery), Aspen Pulp.

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20% of the central party committee,

30% of the party politburo, and

32% of the military commission of the central committee.As of April 2013, the all girls version of this school is at the Kang Pan-sok Revolutionary School in the western city of Nampho.Kim Jong-un, who was educated in Switzerland, is not an alumnus of this school and has visited this school six times as of July 2018.

Robert Kirkman

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St. Martin's Press

St. Martin's Press is a book publisher headquartered in the Flatiron Building in Manhattan, New York City. St. Martin's Press is considered one of the largest English-language publishers. Bringing to the public some 700 titles a year under eight imprints.

The imprints include St. Martin's Press (mainstream and bestseller books), St. Martin's Griffin (mainstream paperback books, including science fiction and romance), Minotaur (mystery, suspense, and thrillers), Picador (specialty books), Thomas Dunne Books (suspense and mainstream), and All Points Books (politics).

St. Martin's Press's current editor in chief is George Witte.

The Hunting of the President

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The book and movie explore Clinton friends Jim and Susan McDougal, former Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker. Interviewed for the book and movie, Susan McDougal discusses legal threats from the independent counsel to pressure her to implicate the Clintons in something illegal. She told the independent counsel the Clintons did nothing wrong, and the independent counsel said they had statements prepared and she simply had to agree with the pre-written claims.

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The Veteran (short story collection)

The Veteran is a short story collection by British author Frederick Forsyth. The book was first published on 8 September 2001, through Thomas Dunne Books and includes five of Forsyth's short stories. This is the second short story collection by the author, following the release of his 1982 collection, No Comebacks.

The World Without Us

The World Without Us is a non-fiction book about what would happen to the natural and built environment if humans suddenly disappeared, written by American journalist Alan Weisman and published by St. Martin's Thomas Dunne Books. It is a book-length expansion of Weisman's own February 2005 Discover article "Earth Without People". Written largely as a thought experiment, it outlines, for example, how cities and houses would deteriorate, how long man-made artifacts would last, and how remaining lifeforms would evolve. Weisman concludes that residential neighborhoods would become forests within 500 years, and that radioactive waste, bronze statues, plastics, and Mount Rushmore would be among the longest-lasting evidence of human presence on Earth.

The author of four previous books and numerous articles for magazines, Weisman traveled to interview academics, scientists and other authorities. He used quotations from these interviews to explain the effects of the natural environment and to substantiate predictions. The book has been translated and published in many countries. It was successful in the U.S., reaching #6 on the New York Times Best Seller list and #1 on the San Francisco Chronicle Best-Sellers list in September 2007. It ranked #1 on Time and Entertainment Weekly's top 10 non-fiction books of 2007.

Thomas L. Dunne

Thomas L. Dunne (born July 30, 1946) is an American book publisher. He holds the title of publisher at Thomas Dunne Books, founded in 1986, and is an executive Vice President at St. Martin's Press where he has worked since 1971. Known for his "breezy" and "irreverent" attitude, Mr. Dunne has developed a reputation as a mentor to young editors while creating one of St. Martin's most profitable imprints.

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