As a joint venture with The Weinstein Company, one of Hollywood’s great independent film studios, Weinstein Books combines media savvy, publishing know-how, and an entrepreneurial spirit in one boutique imprint. We are committed to helping our authors reach the widest possible range of readers. To that end, we create intensely focused, personal promotional campaigns, tailored to the strengths of each title. Our goal is to curate a passionate publishing list that is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining, and with the help of our long-standing relationships with booksellers and the media, to deliver those books into the hands of avid readers everywhere.
Originally launched as Miramax Books by film moguls Bob and Harvey Weinstein in 2001, the boutique imprint published acclaimed bestsellers by notable figures such as Rudy Giuliani, Madeleine Albright, and Queen Noor of Jordan. Weinstein Books was then reborn in 2009 when it began its joint venture with The Perseus Books Group, and is now under the stewardship of publishing director Georgina Levitt, editorial director Amanda Murray, and publicity director Kathleen Schmidt.
Today Weinstein Books publishes New York Times bestselling memoirs including Finding Me by Michelle Knight, bestselling books by media personalities such as Tim Russert and Mika Brzezinski, and Young Adult novels including the acclaimed The Haunting of Sunshine Girl series. We also publish movie tie-ins that are relevant to projects at The Weinstein Company, such as the award-winning My Week with Marilyn and Bully books, and the novelization of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend.
Amanda Murray, Editorial Director
During her twenty-year career in publishing, Amanda Murray has held editorial positions at Little,Brown, Random House, and W.W. Norton. Most recently she was a senior editor for nearly a decade at Simon & Schuster, where she acquired and/or edited dozens of prize-winning and New York Times bestselling books, including works by Mary Higgins Clark, Richard Paul Evans, Naomi Wolf, David McCullough, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Simon Doonan, Bob Greene, Stephen McCauley, Pam Lewis, Tarquin Hall, and Robert M. Parker Jr. Amanda has since worked as an independent editor/collaborator for a variety of publishers, including Weinstein Books.
Georgina Levitt, Publishing Director
As Associate Publisher of Vanguard Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, Georgina Levitt has collaborated on numerous prize-winning and New York Times bestselling books, among them Think Like a Champion by Donald J. Trump, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent Bugliosi, 13½ by Nevada Barr, and Bad Dogs Have More Fun by John Grogan. Most recently, Georgina acquired the New York Times bestsellers Think by Lisa Bloom, Divinity of Doubt by Vincent Bugliosi, and The Delta Solution by Patrick Robinson. At Vanguard Press, Georgina conceived and implemented focused and strategic marketing and publicity campaigns, taking creative advantage of every publishing opportunity in a changing marketplace, both print and digital.
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre, and specialty films that have been major commercial and critical successes.
The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent book publishers to reach their potential, whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures, or owned by third parties. Perseus publishing imprints include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo Press, Da Capo Lifelong Books, PublicAffairs, Running Press, Seal Press, and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with The Economist, The Nation Institute, and The Weinstein Company. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution, and Publishers Group West, as well as through its Constellation digital service, the Perseus Books Group is the leading provider of sales, marketing, distribution, and digital services, serving over 435 independent publishers.
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre (a Lagardère company), the third-largest trade and education publisher in the world. HBG is made up of eight publishing groups: Little, Brown and Company; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Grand Central Publishing; Perseus Books; Orbit; Hachette Books; Hachette Nashville; and Hachette Audio.