Atria, defined as “central living spaces open to the air and sky,” perfectly describes the mission of this innovative publisher. Founded in 2002, Atria was from the start intended to be an environment where new ideas could flourish, the best writers of fiction and nonfiction could thrive and connect with an ever-widening readership, and the best practices of traditional publishing could be integrated with cutting-edge developments in the digital world. In short, a place where great books could come to light.
In the sixteen years that have followed, the Atria Publishing Group has realized this vision with its creative and motivated staff acquiring, publishing, and marketing a list of successful and highly acclaimed books, many of them award-winners and bestsellers. At Atria, brand-name authors soar to new heights while the finest new voices—the bestsellers of tomorrow—are discovered and nurtured with an eye toward a limitless future. Among the many successful authors Atria is proud to publish are Isabel Allende, Fredrik Backman, Rhonda Byrne, Theresa Caputo, Shane Dawson, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills, Connor Franta, Kevin Hart, Colleen Hoover, Lisa Jewell, Joseph Kanon, Thomas Keneally, Karen Kingsbury, William Kent Krueger, John Lescroart, Shirley MacLaine, Ben Mezrich, Sy Montgomery, Kate Morton, Dr. Michael Mosley, Rosanna Pansino, Diane Setterfield, J. J. Smith, Marlo Thomas, Brad Thor, Alice Walker, Jennifer Weiner, and Zane.
The Atria Publishing Group publishes books for readers of all tastes and interests under these imprints: Atria Books, Atria Trade Paperbacks, Atria Books Español, Washington Square Press, Emily Bestler Books, Atria/Beyond Words, Howard Books, Strebor Books, 37 Ink, Keywords Press, and Enliven Books.
Senior Vice President, Publisher
Libby McGuire was named Senior Vice President, Publisher of the Atria Publishing Group in April 2018. In her role she has responsibility for all the editorial and publishing activities of the group’s various hardcover and trade paperback imprints.
Ms. McGuire began her publishing career in 1992 in various positions at HarperCollins, before becoming a national account manager at Simon & Schuster. She joined Random House in 2000, where she was eventually named Executive Vice President and Publisher of Ballantine Bantam Dell. At Ballantine Bantam Dell, Ms. McGuire oversaw the publication annually of a list heavy with New York Times bestsellers, in fiction and nonfiction, from both new and established authors, and published the first Pulitzer Prize–winning book in Bantam’s history, TOMS RIVER by Dan Fagin. Notable and bestselling authors published under Ms. McGuire’s direction include Lee Child, Daniel Coyle, Rocco DiSpirito, Janet Evanovich, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Emily Giffin, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Debbie Macomber, Jodi Picoult, Leah Remini, Jenny Sanford and Danielle Steel. Ms. McGuire was also responsible for the group’s licensed publishing programs ranging from the “Star Wars” franchise to ESPN Books, and imprints including One World, Presidio Press and Del Rey.
Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Ms. McGuire was a literary agent at The Gernert Company.
Ms. McGuire is a graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She is on the board of Women's Media Group, and lives in Manhattan with her family.