Musing Mondays (Aug 10)

Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about publishing houses …

Do you have a favourite publishing house -- one that puts out books that you constantly find yourself wanting to read? If so, who? And, what books have they published that you've loved? (question courtesy of MizB)

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I can’t say that I have a favourite publishing house, at least not consciously. And a quick scan of my bookshelf didn’t show a large preference one way or the other – larger numbers falling with Penguin, Random House and A&R. I tend to buy books based on past history with the author, rather than the publisher.

Having said that, however, I do subscribe to several email newsletters from publishing house - again, Penguin and A&R (several from A&R, actually… maybe I do have a preference?) – and this does sway my choices a little.

I am very curious to see how publishing houses effect the choices of others though.

29 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

I would say, not much!

Mondays: Musings/Whereabouts

bibliophile23 said...

Awesome question.

I just posted my answer here.

caite said...

posting third again....

I have to agree, not really, as I explain in My Post Here.

Bluestocking said...

I don't pay attention so much. Here is mine

Susan B. Evans said...

Seems like a silly thing to base your reading on, but I'm interested to see what others have to say...

Here's my response.

Debbie's World of Books said...

My response is up Debbie's World of Books

Kim said...

My post is up!
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/08/monday-monkey-business.html

Yvonne said...

Mine is here

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Fire & Ice Musing Monday

amillionbrilliantshadows said...

I also think it's kind of silly to base your decision to read something on which publishing house put it out. My answer's here.

Mae said...

Mine's here

Alison said...

I don't think it's about reading certain things because you like the publishing house, but liking things that are put out by a certain publisher, yes?

Kelly said...

My Musing Mondays post.

Li said...

Here's my answer: http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=806

Literature Crazy said...

I was actually surprised that my answer was yes, and I was able to come up with it pretty quickly.

Read the details here.

MizB said...

My answer is up here:
http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/musing-mondays-aug-10/

~MizB

Fern said...

I really could not care less. Here's my response.

Michael said...

For the most part, I don't notice the publisher beforehand, but looking at the books that became keepers as opposed to donations, there are some houses that are stronger in certain genres or subgenres than others. A little more info on my answer is here.

M Denise C said...

Just posted my musing . . .

http://mdenisec.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays.html

vampira2468 said...

My answer is here http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/say-hello-to-the-monster/#respond

Jen said...

and here is mine...

okbolover said...

I did a combo of all of my Monday Meme that I participate it (including my own) however, to answer the question I think I have two publishing houses I lean towards the most see here

Dawn said...

Good question. I never actually thought about looking at the publishing company before.

I have some additional thoughts here.

Melissa said...

http://balletbookworm.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays.html

talesofabookaddict said...

Mine is up:
http://talesofabookaddict.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/monday-musings-aug-10-2009/

jrob16 said...

Here's our entry:

http://loveandfiction.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/publishing-house-extravaganza/

Sarah said...

Great question! Here is my answer.

Bryan R. Terry said...

My answer is here: http://bryansbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays-question-of-publishing.html

tanabata said...

There are a couple of small publishers that I like but mainly I buy the books I want to read, without considering who published them.
My answer