Bantam Books

Bantam Books

Bantam Books is a major U.S. publishing house owned by Random House and is part of the Bantam Dell Publishing Group. It was formed in 1945 by Walter Pitkin, Jr., Sidney B. Kramer, and Ian and Betty Ballantine. It has since been purchased several times by many companies including National General and currently Random House.

Bantam has published the entire original run of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series of children's books, as well as the first original novels (aimed at adults) based upon the "Star Trek" franchise, publishing about a dozen such books between 1970 and 1982 when the licence was taken over by Pocket Books. Bantam also published a dozen volumes of short story adaptations of scripts from "". Bantam is the American paperback publisher of The Guinness Book of Records.

In their "Bantam Classics Series", they offer a wide range of classic books (e.g. "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith, "Candide" by Voltaire or "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne) from all kinds of different authors and themes.


Bantam has published a diverse range of authors, including:
* Isaac Asimov
* Alice Schroeder
* Jean Auel
* Louis L'Amour
* Ray Bradbury
* William T. Cox
* S. S. Van Dine
* James Dobson
* Stephen R. Donaldson
* Frederick Forsyth
* Lisa Gardner
* Elizabeth George
* William Gibson
* John Glenn
* Daniel Goleman
* Graham Greene
* Thomas Harris
* Stephen Hawking
* Hermann Hesse
* Tami Hoag
* Robin Hobb
* Kay Hooper
* Iris Johansen
* Emilie Loring
* Lois Lowry
* Daniel Quinn
* Shmuel Katz
* Dean Koontz
* Robert Ludlum
* William March
* George R. R. Martin
* Anne McCaffrey
* Joseph Murphy
* Michael Palmer
* Robert M. Pirsig
* Tom Robbins
* Jane Roberts
* H. Norman Schwarzkopf
* Jerry Seinfeld
* John Steinbeck
* Neal Stephenson
* Bruce Sterling
* Rex Stout
* William Tenn
* Elie Wiesel
* Alan Campbell
* Adam Smith
* Maya Angelou
* Mark Twain
* Farley Mowat


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