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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.

EREWHON BOOKS: Scifi, fantasy, speculative fiction.

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: 400
Number of Employees: 80
Description: Kensington Publishing Corp. is the foremost independent publishing company in the United States. Founded by Walter Zacharius in 1974, it remains a multi-generational, New York City-based, family-owned business, with Steven Zacharius joining the company in 1993 and succeeding his father as President and CEO in 2011. His son, Adam Zacharius, serves as Vice-President and General Manager and has been at Kensington since 2008.

Known for the diversity of the authors and books it publishes, Kensington releases more than 300 fiction and non-fiction titles each year, providing readers with a range of popular genres such as thrillers, romance, historical fiction, cozy mysteries and non-fiction, as well as true-crime, western, sci-fi, and speculative fiction titles. The house of New York Times bestselling authors, including Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, William W. Johnstone, Joanne Fluke, Mary Monroe, Dr. Jen Gunter, Ellen Marie Wiseman, and many others, its imprints include Kensington Books, Dafina, Zebra, Pinnacle, Kensington Cozies, John Scognamiglio Books, Citadel Press, Lyrical Press, and Erewhon Books. Visit them online at
Type(s) of Publisher: Independent Publishers
Trade Publishing: Adult
Company Website:
Phone: 212.407.1573
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