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About Us

Amazon Publishing is a leading trade publisher of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books with a mission to empower outstanding storytellers and connect them with readers worldwide. We publish emerging, bestselling and critically-acclaimed authors in digital, print, and audio formats. With Amazon’s drive for innovation and passion for books, we merge technology and art to support our authors and help their stories change the world.

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By the Numbers

42
countries represented by our authors

256
Amazon Charts hits for our titles

465
award nominations for our authors

12
dogs in our Seattle office

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Our
History

Amazon Publishing was founded in 2009 and since day one, our goal has been to make authors happy, connect writers with a global audience, and innovate on behalf of authors and readers.

In our first two years, we launched five imprints, including Montlake, Thomas & Mercer, and 47North, as well as our world literature imprint, Amazon Crossing. In 2014, Little A author Shawn Vestal won the PEN/Bingham Prize for debut fiction for Godforsaken Idaho. In 2015, Two Lions author Anna Kang and illustrator Christopher Weyant won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for You Are (Not) Small, and Amazon Crossing was named the largest publisher of translated fiction in the United States. Little A author Viet Dinh was recognized as a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for After Disasters in 2017. A year later, 47North author Meg Elison’s The Book of Etta was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. In 2021, Montlake author Melinda Leigh became our first author to reach more than 10 million readers.

Today, we are a leading publisher of commercial and literary fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books. We’ve grown to sixteen imprints, expanded to nine offices around the world, and helped more than seventy authors (and counting) reach more than one million readers.

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Our Team

Amazon Publishing is home to experts in a broad range of disciplines: editorial, marketing, publicity, design, book and video production, user research, product innovation, translation, author services, and software engineering. Together, we are readers with a passion for storytelling.

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Gregg Olsen, author of The Sound of Rain

Our Leadership

Mikyla Bruder

Mikyla Bruder

Head of Amazon Publishing,
Worldwide

Mark Pereira

General Manager,
Brilliance Audio

Hai-Yen Mura

Publisher

Julia Sommerfeld

Publisher

Eoin Purcell

Head of Amazon Publishing,
UK, DE

Amy Hosford

Associate Publisher,
Brilliance Audio

Elaine Bongiorno

Head of Operations

Courtney Dodson

Head of Design & Production

Dennelle Catlett

Head of Publicity

Sharon Preston

Contracts Director

Natalie Fedewa

Head of Sales

Alex Levenberg

Global Rights Director