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Jeremy P. Tarcher founded the company (now an imprint) that bears his name more than forty years ago in Los Angeles, CA. Its focus was health, psychology and philosophy, with a strong emphasis on the Human Potential movement. Over the years, however, the company expanded to include serious nonfiction books of many types—all of which fit within the imprint’s “Great Lives Begin with Great Ideas” philosophy.  Early best-sellers included Drawing on the Right Side of the BrainSeven Years in TibetThe Aquarian ConspiracySinus Survival, and Women Who Love Too Much, just to name a few.

Putnam purchased the company in 1991, and the offices were moved to New York. Mr. Tarcher remained head of the company until early 1996. Joel Fotinos was named Publisher later that year.

Tarcher is one of the premier Mind/Body/Spirit publishers and publishes some sixty titles annually on a broad spectrum of topics. Tarcher’s core publishing areas include Tarcher Mind (encompassing self-improvement books like The Power of Kindness, Ultramarathon Man and Attached); Tarcher Spirit (The Science of Mind, Buddha’s Book of Sleep, etc.); Tarcher Creativity (i.e., such as the perennial bestseller The Artist’s Way), Tarcher Wellness (including health and wellness books like Energy Medicine, the New York Times bestseller Transcendence, and Main Street Vegan); and Tarcher Family (including the New York Times bestseller Brainstorm and If I Have to Tell You One More Time).

In addition to being the leading publisher of Napoleon Hill books, including Think & Grow Rich and other titles authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Tarcher publishes a number of successful series, including the Tarcher Success Classics (with authors such as Napoleon Hill, Wallace D. Wattles, Dale Carnegie and James Allen), Tarcher Cornerstone Editions (including Tao te ChingThe Spiritual EmersonThe Essential Marcus Aurelius, and The Kybalion), and the Ernest Holmes Library. We continue to publish many of today’s leading authors in the Mind/Body/Spirit realm, including Julia Cameron, Donna Eden, Betty Edwards, Piero Ferrucci, David Lynch, Paul Selig, Jackson Galaxy, and Daniel Siegel.

Meet Tarcher

Joel Fotinos

Joel Fotinos

Vice President, Publisher

Joel Fotinos was named Publisher of the Tarcher/Penguin imprint in 1996, Director of Religious Publishing for Penguin Putnam in 1998, and founded the Putnam Praise Publishing Program in 2006. He was previously marketing manager at Harper San Francisco, and before that was the religion and philosophy buyer for Denver’s famed Tattered Cover bookstore, and founder of its popular spirituality series. Mr. Fotinos also has been buyer and manager at other independent and chain bookstores. He has written several books, and co-founded Sacred Center New York.

Tarcher Newsroom

February 24, 2015

When he was just 19, Ryan Ferguson was sent to prison for a murder he did not commit and released after a decade behind bars. With his fitness guide, Stronger, Faster, Smarter, which Tarcher published in January of this year, Ferguson shares his secrets to mental, emotional, and, most importantly, physical survival.  This week, Ryan […]

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July 10, 2014

Tarcher Books returned from this year’s International New Age Trade Show with a 2014 COVR award!  Whole Health by Mark Mincolla, Ph.D., one of four Tarcher titles chosen as 2014 finalists, took home a COVR award in the Health/Healing category. The Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) is a non-profit trade organization that looks to facilitate and support businesses in […]

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May 2, 2014

Last month Tarcher/Penguin hosted The NYC Publishing & Creativity Conference, its inaugural TarcherLIVE event, at 345 Hudson Street, inviting aspiring writers and those published by True Directions Books (which grew out of Tarcher’s partnership with iUniverse), to learn directly from publishing professionals. The sold-out conference featured such speakers as Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way; […]

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