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Tor Books

Tor Books
Parent company Macmillan
Founded 1980
Founder Tom Doherty
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Flatiron Building, New York City
Key people Tom Doherty
Publication types Books, ebooks
Imprints Forge, Starscape, Tor Teen, Tor.com
Official website /torforge.com.macmillanus

Tor Books is the primary imprint of Tom Doherty Associates LLC publishing company, based in New York City, US. It is noted for its science fiction and fantasy titles, and publishes the online science fiction magazine Tor.com.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Imprints 2
  • Authors 3
  • E-books 4
  • Accolades 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Tor was founded by Holtzbrinck group, now part of the Macmillan in the US. [1]

Imprints

Tor is the primary imprint of Tom Doherty Associates.[2] There is also the Forge imprint that publishes an array of fictional titles, including historical novels and thrillers. Tor Books also publishes two imprints for young readers: Starscape (for readers 10 years of age and up) and Tor Teen (for readers 13 years of age and up).[3] Tor Books also has the Tor.com imprint that focuses on short works such as novellas, shorter novels and serializations,[4]

A United Kingdom sister imprint, Tor UK, also exists and specializes in science fiction, fantasy, and horror, while also publishing young adult crossover fiction based on computer games franchises. Tor UK maintains an open submission policy.

Authors

Notable authors published by Tor and Forge include [5]

Tor UK has published authors such as Douglas Adams, Rjurik Davidson, Amanda Hocking, China Miéville, Adam Nevill, and Adrian Tchaikovsky.[2]

E-books

Tor publishes a range of their works as e-books and, in 2012, Doherty announced that his imprints would sell only DRM-free e-books by July of that year.[6] One year later, Tor stated that it would continue this practice, as the removal of DRM had not been detrimental to its e-book business.[7]

Accolades

Tor won the Locus Magazine poll for best science fiction publisher in 24 consecutive years from 1988 to 2011 inclusive.[8] In March 2014, the Worlds Without Ends website listed Tor as the second-most awarded and nominated publisher for science fiction, fantasy and horror books, after Gollancz. As of March 27, 2014, Tor has received 316 nominations and 54 wins for 723 novels, written by 197 authors.[9]

References

  1. ^ http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/tor_books
  2. ^ a b "A Blog From the Tor UK Team and Authors". Tor Books. Pan Macmillan. 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tor/Forge". Pan MacMillan. Pan MacMillan. 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Announcing Tor.com the Imprint. May 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Tor/Forge". Macmillan Publishers. 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tor/Forge E-book Titles to Go DRM-Free". Tor.com. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Geuss, Megan (2013-05-04). "Tor Books says cutting DRM out of its e-books hasn’t hurt the business - A look at the sci-fi publisher a year after it announced it would do away with DRM.".  
  8. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: Locus Award Winners by Category - Publishers". Locus Magazine. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  9. ^ "Top SF/F/H Publishers". Worlds Without End. March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Tor.com community site
  • Tor Books profile at Reason, December 2008
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