Ivan Held, President
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 Gibson, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Mark Greaney, and Jayne Ann Krentz. We’re proud to publish Jasmine Guillory, Karen White, Emily Henry, Ali Hazelwood, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, Grady Hendrix, Simone St. James, Samantha Downing, Stephanie Dray, Susan Meissner, Kristan 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.