HarperCollins Publishers acquires AMACOM Books
HarperCollins Publishers has acquired the trade book assets of AMACOM from the American Management Association International (AMA). The company will take over all front list and backlist publication, sales, distribution, and licensing of the more than 600 books in AMACOM’s catalogue. AMACOM, which primarily focuses on personal and professional growth and business leadership, will be a sub-imprint of the recently launched HarperCollins Leadership (HCL) imprint, which is run out of the company’s Nashville, TN offices.
The Nashville team has an extensive track record of publishing bestselling leadership and professional development titles including New York Times bestsellers The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell and The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. HCL’s first release, Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller (October 2017), debuted at #1 on the Wall Street Journal hardcover business bestseller list.