Jeremy P. Tarcher founded the company (now an imprint) that bears his name thirty-five years ago in Los Angeles, CA. Its focus was health, psychology and philosophy, with a strong emphasis on the Human Potential movement. Over the years, however, the company expanded to include serious nonfiction books of all types. Early best-sellers included Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Seven Years in Tibet, The Aquarian Conspiracy, Sinus Survival, and Women Who Love Too Much, just to name a few.
Putnam purchased the company in 1991, and the offices were moved to New York. Mr. Tarcher remained head of the company until early 1996. Joel Fotinos was named Publisher later in that year.
Tarcher is one of the premier Mind/Body/Spirit publishers, and publishes some sixty titles annually, covering a broad spectrum of topics in the areas of wellness, self-improvement, spirituality, esoterica/occult, creativity, social consciousness, prosperity & abundance, and more. Recent bestsellers include 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Ultramarathon Man, The Autobiography of Santa Claus, The Dumbest Generation, The Hard Questions, The Wonder of Boys, Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers, Energy Medicine, The Power of Kindness, and Think & Grow Rich.
Tarcher publishes a number of successful series, including the Tarcher Success Classics (with authors such as Napoleon Hill, Wallace D. Wattles, Dale Carnegie and James Allen), Tarcher Cornerstone Editions (including Tao te Ching, The Spiritual Emerson, The Essential Marcus Aurelius, and The Kybalion), the Ernest Holmes Library, and Tarcher's Lives of the Masters (including biographies of Edgar Cayce and the Buddha). We continue to publish many of today's leading authors in the field of Mind/Body/Spirit, including Julia Cameron, Donna Eden, Betty Edwards, Piero Ferrucci, David Lynch, Daniel Pinchbeck, Laura Berman Fortgang, and Jacob Needleman.
Vice President, Publisher
Joel Fotinos was named Publisher of the Tarcher/Penguin imprint in 1996, Director of Religious Publishing for Penguin Putnam in 1998, and founded the Putnam Praise Publishing Program in 2006. He was previously marketing manager at Harper San Francisco, and before that was the religion and philosophy buyer for Denver's famed Tattered Cover bookstore, and founder of its popular spirituality series. Mr. Fotinos also has been buyer and manager at other independent and chain bookstores. He has written several books, and co-founded Sacred Center New York.