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 (
) and thriller writers Dan Brown (
), Jeffrey Archer (
), and Robert Ludlum (
The Bourne Legacy
). St. Martin's Press signed romance maven Jackie Collins in 2005. A unit of
, 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.