Benjamin Lee, Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, Paperbacks & Backlist



An industry leader in commercial and genre fiction, Berkley has a rich tradition of discovering new talent, defining emerging trends, and building authors and series into global franchises.  With Berkley’s dedicated focus and guidance many bestselling authors have grown into popular brand names, including Christine Feehan,  William GibsonLaurell K. HamiltonJim Butcher, Patricia BriggsMark Greaney, and Jayne Ann Krentz.  We’re proud to publish Jasmine GuilloryKaren WhiteEmily Henry, Ali Hazelwood, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, Grady Hendrix, Simone St. James, Samantha Downing, Stephanie DraySusan MeissnerKristan Higgins, and Chanel Cleeton, among others.

Our expertise in women’s fiction, romance, science fiction/fantasy, and mystery/suspense makes us uniquely suited to introduce a new generation of popular novelists and to reinvigorate the publishing programs for established bestselling authors. Known for being at the forefront of trends, Berkley continues to develop authors and acquire books on the cutting edge of genre fiction.

Berkley’s history of publishing in all formats and commitment to actively promoting the backlist means we remain focused on a book throughout its life…and on our author for an entire career.

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