Newmarket Publishing and Communications Company, and its publishing arm Newmarket Press, was founded in 1981 by President and Publisher Esther Margolis. Newmarket published about 20-30 mainly non-fiction books a year, primarily in the areas of childcare & parenting, film & performing arts, psychology, health & nutrition, biography, history, business & personal finance, and popular self-help & reference. It was acquired by HarperCollins' It Books in 2011.
|Successor||It Books (HarperCollins)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City|
Newmarket's list includeed such popular and acclaimed books as the 2 million-copy bestselling What's Happening To My Body? series of puberty education books for boys and girls by Lynda Madaras; Suze Orman's You've Earned It, Don't Lose It; biographies of Condoleezza Rice and Buster Keaton; Daphne Oz's The Dorm Room Diet; Dr Georgia Witkin's The Female Stress Syndrome and The Male Stress Syndrome; Gene Hackman & Daniel Lenihan's first novel Wake of the Perdido Star; Stuart Avery Gold's international bestseller Ping: A Frog in Search of a New Pond; and Shalom, Friend: The Life and Legacy Of Yitzhak Rabin winner of the 1996 National Jewish Book Award in nonfiction.
In addition, Newmarket created a successful niche in publishing books on film, theater and performing arts. Its entertainment list included over 100 film books, tying into 301 Oscar nominations, and 96 Oscar wins. Newmarket Press was especially noted for the illustrated moviebooks on such films as The Matrix; Dreamgirls; X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand; Gladiator; Moulin Rouge!; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Chicago; Sense and Sensibility; Saving Private Ryan; and Dances With Wolves; and for its acclaimed Newmarket Shooting Script Series, including screenplay books for Todd Field's Little Children, Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia, Steven Soderbergh's Traffic and Erin Brockovich, Little Miss Sunshine, Alexander Payne's Sideways, Charlie Kaufman's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Allan Ball's American Beauty, and Frank Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption, among others.