Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco. Founded in 1967, the company has built a reputation for publishing high-quality, visually stunning books across a wide range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, children's books, cookbooks, and art and design titles. Some of the company's most well-known imprints include Chronicle Books, The Little Chronicle, and Chronicle Prism.
Chronicle Books' authors include both established and emerging writers, and the company is known for its strong focus on design and illustration. The company has a reputation for publishing visually stunning books, with a particular emphasis on picture books and illustrated books for adults. It also has a robust children's and YA publishing division, with a reputation for publishing quality and diverse books for young readers.
Chronicle Books' mission is to create and distribute exceptional books and gifts that bring people together and inspire the imagination. The company is committed to publishing a diverse range of voices and stories, reflecting the world's complexity and richness. It is also focused on innovation and adapting to the changing landscape of the publishing industry, by embracing digital technologies and new formats, and reaching readers through various channels.
In addition to its traditional publishing operations, Chronicle Books also provides services such as distribution, warehousing, and printing. It has a strong online presence and has embraced digital technologies, making its books available in various digital formats including e-books, audiobooks and interactive products. The company is also known for its unique and innovative book designs, and often collaborate with artists, designers, and photographers to create one-of-a-kind products.