St. Martin was known for giving his cloak to a beggar, but St. Martin's Press certainly doesn't have to go begging for best-selling authors to publish. The company's stable of authors includes mystery writer Janet Evanovich (Plum Lovin') and thriller writers Dan Brown (Digital Fortress), Jeffrey Archer (Prison Diaries), and Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Legacy). St. Martin's Press signed romance maven Jackie Collins in 2005. A unit of Holtzbrinck Publishers, its imprints include St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Minotaur, St. Martin's Griffin, and Thomas Dunne Books. It publishes some 700 titles annually. The company was founded in 1952 and became part of Holtzbrinck in 1995.
In 2008 the publisher released its first ebook title, The 100 Day Action Plan to Save the Planet, authored by William Becker. The book is compatible with Amazon's Kindle and other ereader formats.
St. Martin's Press released Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson, written by Dr. Keith Ablow in 2005, a forensic psychiatrist and consultant for Court TV; in the book, Ablow theorizes about what was behind the murder of Laci Peterson.