Anyone who ever lugged around one of W.W. Norton's literary anthologies knows that this company isn't really into light reading. But its publishing activities go beyond hefty college textbooks to include general-interest (fiction, history, biography) and professional (psychotherapy, architecture and design) books. W.W. Norton has published the works of authors ranging from Sigmund Freud and Henry David Thoreau to Paul Krugman (economics) and Fareed Zakaria (foreign affairs). The employee-owned company also owns book publisher Countryman Press and its Berkshire House Publishers, and serves as a distributor for about 20 smaller publishers, such as
W.W. Norton publishes about 400 books annually in hardcover and paperback.
Internationally, the company does business through an office in London and representatives across the globe, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Latin America.
The largest independent publishing house in the US, it has resisted the industry trend toward consolidation as its rivals (
Keeping up with the times, the company has a digital presence through a deal with
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