Skyhorse Publishing, one of the fastest-growing independent book publishers in the United States, was launched in September 2006 by Tony Lyons, former president and publisher of the Lyons Press. It has had forty-two titles on the New York Times bestseller list over the course of its ten-year history.
Lyons is dedicated to publishing books that make people’s lives better, whether that means teaching them a hobby, bringing them a unique and important story, or encouraging them to fight against injustices, conspiracies, or abuses of power.
Skyhorse publishes a maverick list that includes fiction, nonfiction, history, politics, rural living, cooking, humor, and children’s books. Following in the footsteps of its parent company, Sky Pony’s goal is to provide books for readers with a wide variety of interests. Its continually growing list includes fiction, picture books, educational books, and novelty books, and it reissues well-loved classics.
With its fifteen imprints, including recently launched Hot Books, led by Salon founder David Talbot, it now boasts a backlist of more than six thousand titles, including the entire Arcade Publishing list, which it acquired in 2010. Skyhorse is distributed by Perseus Books Group in the United States and overseas, and by Thomas Allen & Son in Canada.