Today HarperCollins acquired most of Newmarket Press‘ catalog and its name. New Market founder Esther Margolis will now serve as an executive editor at the publisher’s It Books imprint.
Margolis opened New Market in 1981, specializing in official tie-in books for films like as Milk, The Matrix, Gladiator, Moulin Rouge and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The company has published more than 300 books in many different genres.
It Books publisher Cal Morgan explained the purchase, in the release: “For years, Newmarket Press has been the industry’s leading publisher of film-related books. Its list of screenplays, making-of books, tie-ins, and other titles on cinema is second to none. Esther Margolis is a highly respected veteran of both the publishing and the film industries, with unparalleled relationships with countless studios and filmmakers. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in publishing to this audience will be an invaluable asset to the growing It Books list.”