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Amazon Publishing’s Imprints

Amazon has launched six imprints so far, and recently announced a seventh, headed by publishing vet Larry Kirshbaum.


Launch Date


of Titles


May 2009

Out-of-print or self-published books with sales potential

114 published; at least 14 upcoming


May 2010

Books in translation

22 published; at least 32 upcoming

The Domino Project

December 2010

Founded by Seth Godin; short books by “thought leaders”

9 published

Montlake Romance

May 2011


0 published; at least 5 upcoming

Thomas & Mercer

May 2011

Mysteries and thrillers

3 published; at least 56 upcoming

47 North

October 2011

Science fiction, fantasy, horor

1 published; at least 8 upcoming

Larry Kirshbaum’s unnamed, New York-based imprint

Announced May 2011

General interest, fiction, nonfiction

First books to be published in Spring 2012; at least 6 authors signed up so far

Chart created by Laura Hazard Owen, 11/1/2011.