More about Transworld Publishers
Born in Ealing in 1950, Transworld Publishers have since then consistently been one of the most successful in British publishing. We pride ourselves on our creativity, energy, collaboration and ability to change with the times. Our philosophy is passion for our authors, belief in our books and a hunger for success.
Our boundless energy and passion combined with commercial nous have made us hugely successful year in year out. In 2016 we were proud to win Publisher of the Year at the British Books Awards for the fourth time.
How do we do it?
We work as a team. Right across our business, in every department, we all care deeply about our authors and our books. We publish fewer books for our size than any other publisher, which means that we have more time to spend on making each book a success. We are renowned throughout the book trade for our high-impact event publications. Whether stories are to be found in physical books, ebooks or audio we will take them to the widest possible audience
Our reputation has been built on a solid foundation of turning authors into brand names from Dan Brown to Sophie Kinsella to Lee Child. As well as brand-building, we have led the way in debut fiction bestsellers every year from Before I Go To Sleep to The Girl on The Train. And we are proud to publish the works of literary greats such as Kate Atkinson and John Irving.
In non-fiction we aim to publish the best in any area rather than build specialist lists. We publish global bestsellers such as Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion and Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything and UK bestsellers such as Paul O’Grady’s At My Mother’s Knee and Andy McNab’s Bravo Two Zero.
We combine all of the benefits of being a small, energetic company with the global might of being part of Penguin Random House.
Transworld Publishers People
At Transworld Publishers we are proud to have one of the most talented and creative teams in the business.
The Girl on the Train breaks UK No. 1 chart-topping records
The phenomenal international bestseller The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has just broken the all-time UK record for number of weeks at No. 1 on the Nielsen BookScan chart for Original Fiction. In all, over 2 million copies have been sold so far since publication, significantly boosting business for the bookselling industry.
Recent news from Transworld Publishers
25-05-2018On Wednesday 23 May, Penguin Random House Audio and Ministry of Stories launched their first ever collection of 35 short stories, which were written and recorded by children aged between 8 and 12.Read more »
24-05-2018Penguin Random House UK has today revealed the 30 book cover designs shortlisted for its annual Student Design Award, for their redesigns of 'Animal Farm', 'A Brief History of Time' and 'Noughts & Crosses'.Read more »
23-05-2018Jonathan Cape author Philip Roth has died at the age of 85. The author of 31 books, including iconic titles such as Portnoy's Complaint and The Plot Against America, he was one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation, winning the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award twice each and the PEN/Faulkner Award three times.Read more »