WW Norton & Company

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WW Norton & Company

legal form Inc.
founding 1923
Seat New York City
management W. Drake McFeely (President)
Number of employees 450
Branch Book publisher
Website www.wwnorton.com

WW Norton & Company is an independent American publishing company based in New York City . The company has been wholly owned by its employees since the early 1960s. It is known for the Norton Anthologies (especially The Norton Anthology of English Literature ) and the Norton Critical Editions series , which is often used at universities in literary events.


WW Norton & Company is the largest American book publisher and has remained independent of a group since it was founded in 1923. It is the oldest and largest staff-owned American publisher. The publishing program includes titles from the fields of literature, non-fiction and specialist books, teaching materials for colleges (especially for the fields of economics, administration, history, music, psychology, political science and sociology), cookbooks and art books. The textbooks area was set up in 1985 with a series of psychotherapy and has since been expanded to include neuroscience, education, architecture and design. Around 400 titles ( hardcover and paperback ) are published each year .

In 1974 Norton took over the publisher Liveright, in 1996 the Vermont- based Countryman Press, which publishes New England travel guides and was supplemented in 2003 by the further takeover of Berkshire House Press .

In 1980, WW Norton & Company Ltd. was established in London. founded. There are other agencies in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Latin America.


Norton's most successful bookstore titles include Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry ; Jared Diamonds Pulitzer Prize -winner Guns, Germs, and Steel ( Eng .: poor and rich ) ; the works of Pulitzer Prize winners Annette Gordon-Reed and Edmund S. Morgan ; Patrick O'Brian's controversial marine history adventure novels; the works of National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett ; Khruschev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman ; Hitler: Hubris and Hitler: Nemesis by Ian Kershaw ; Liar's Poker , Moneyball , The Blind Side and The Big Short by Michael Lewis ; Fareed Zakaria's The Future of Freedom ; Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm ; Sam Harris' The End of Faith (dt .: The End of Faith ) ; The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri ; A Clockwork Orange (dt .: A Clockwork Orange ) by Anthony Burgess ; The Red Book (dt .: The Red Book) by Carl Gustav Jung ; The Book of Genesis by Robert Crumb ; The Ugly American (Engl .: The Ugly American ) by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer . Norton's scientific writers include Mary Roach , economists Paul Krugman and Joseph E. Stiglitz , paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould , physicist Richard Feynman, and historians Peter Gay , Jonathan Spence , Eric Foner , Christopher Lasch and George F. Kennan .

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