BenBella Books

BenBella Books is an independent publishing house based in Dallas, Texas. BenBella was founded by Glenn Yeffeth in 2001. It specializes in nonfiction books on popular culture, business, health, and nutrition, along with books on science, politics, psychology, and other topics.[1]

BenBella Books
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FounderGlenn Yeffeth
Headquarters locationDallas, Texas, U.S.
DistributionPenguin Random House
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsBenBella, Smart Pop, Matt Holt, BenBella Vegan
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BenBella Books has four imprints. The BenBella Books imprint publishes broadly in non-fiction.

The Smart Pop imprint, now headed by Robb Pearlman, originally focused on essay anthologies on popular culture[2][3] but now focuses more broadly on fan-friendly titles.

The BenBella Vegan imprint focuses on plant-based cookbooks and lifestyle titles.

The Matt Holt imprint, launched in 2020, focuses on business, finance, and professional development titles.

Selected worksEdit

BenBella published the nutrition book The China Study by T. Colin Campbell in 2005,[4] which has gone on to sell over 3 million copies.

The company published NYT bestseller Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story, written by defense attorney Jose Baez about the Casey Anthony trial, in 2013.[5]

The company published Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir by guitarist Joe Satriani in May 2014,[6][7] the Francis J. Greenburger autobiography Risk Game: Self-Portrait of an Entrepreneur in 2016,[8][9] and in 2018, BenBella announced they will be publishing Nicole Lapin's third book, Becoming Super Woman.[10]

The company published Murder in the Courthouse, a legal thriller by Nancy Grace, in 2016.[11]

Titles include The Psychology of Harry Potter (2007),[12] Grey's Anatomy 101 (2007),[13] The Science of Dune (2008),[14] and The Science of Michael Crichton (2008).[15]


  1. ^ Weeks, Jerome (August 4, 2006). "Formula for success". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  2. ^ O'Brien, John (December 30, 2006). "Where no one's gone since". The Courier-Mail. Archived from the original on September 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "What Is Smart Pop?". Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Arnold, Wilfred Niels (2005), "The China Study", Leonardo, archived from the original on March 3, 2016, retrieved March 6, 2017
  5. ^ "Jose Baez Book: Casey Anthony Won't Profit". People. May 10, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Ross, Michael (April 15, 2014). "Joe Satriani: Outside the Box". Premier Guitar. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Joe Satriani to Publish Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir in Spring 2014". Guitar World. July 18, 2013. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Sederer, MD, Lloyd I. (February 20, 2017). "Francis Greenburger, A Man On Many A Mission: A Profile". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  9. ^ Kim, Elizabeth (September 1, 2016). "Where the deal isn't the only drama". The Real Deal. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 30, 2018). "Author Nicole Lapin Sets Next Book With Publisher BenBella". Variety. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  11. ^ Yeomans, Curt (November 2, 2016). "Nancy Grace coming to Lawrenceville for book signing". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  12. ^ The Psychology of Harry Potter,, May 2007
  13. ^ Grey's Anatomy 101,, August 2007
  14. ^ The Science of Dune,, January 2008, retrieved September 13, 2010
  15. ^ The Science of Michael Crichton,, March 2008

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