Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Amy Einhorn Books / Putnam was founded in 2007 by Amy Einhorn and launched in February 2009. The imprint publishes fiction, narrative nonfiction, and commercial nonfiction. The overarching tenet of Amy Einhorn Books is to hit the sweet spot between literary and commercial—intelligent writing with a strong narrative and great storytelling. The first title published in the imprint was the number-one New York Times bestseller The Help by Kathryn Stockett, which has sold more than 10 million copies in the United States. It has been translated into more than forty-one languages and made into an Academy Award–nominated movie. Other New York Times–bestselling titles from the imprint include The Postmistress by Sarah Blake, The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan, and The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha, which was also a number-one international bestseller. Upcoming titles include A Good American by Alex George, the number-one Indie Pick of February 2012; The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (March 2012), which has already received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal; and the eagerly awaited debut of Jenny Lawson, the Bloggess’s memoir, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.
Publisher and Vice President
Amy Einhorn joined Penguin Group (USA) in 2007 to start her eponymous imprint at G. P. Putnam’s Sons. A graduate of Stanford University, she has been in publishing for more than twenty years, since joining the editorial department of Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1990. Ms. Einhorn has also worked at Villard, Poseidon Press, and Pocket Books, and was editorial director of Washington Square Press and hardcover editor in chief at Grand Central Publishing. She has published a broad spectrum of New York Times bestsellers, including I Like You by Amy Sedaris, The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks, Good Grief and Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston, and Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress by Susan Jane Gilman.