|Posted by axis-publishing on January 23, 2010 at 8:00 AM|
The imprint is the "brand name" under which a book is published. Most major publishers have at least a few imprints. Some of these imprints are organized into divisions, as subsidiaries, or "companies within a company," with their own editorial staffs, release lists, etc. Others are strictly brand names slapped on a book purchased and edited somewhere within the parent publishing company. Often publishers use imprints to organize and manage all their authors and books within a certain genre, e.g., fiction.
According to Wikipedia, Random House, the world's largest English-language trade book publisher, has more than 50 imprints.
Axis Publishing & Distribution Company, LLC currently has three imprints: