an imprint of Random House, released its first list in Fall 1996 - four politically themed books appropriate to a Presidential election year, including the bestselling Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms by Ed Rollins. With its subsequent lists Broadway branched out considerably and in its first five years has evolved into a lively publisher of books for a wide variety of areas, both in hardcover and trade paperback.
There's the category we call "Broadway Abroad," headed by travel writing superstars Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun) and Bill Bryson (A Walk in the Woods). Our cookbook list is one of the best in the business, featuring stellar talents such as Deborah Madison (Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone), Jean Georges Vongerichten (Simple to Spectacular) and Mark Bittman (The Minimalist Cooks at Home). In the self-help and inspiration category our writers include America's premier personal coach Cheryl Richardson (Life Makeovers) and Cherie Carter-Scott (If Life is a Game, These are the Rules). Broadway's distinguished roster of Buddhist authors include Lama Surya Das and Mark Epstein. Among our bestselling memoirs have been Joan Anderson's A Year by the Sea and Adeline Yen Mah's Falling Leaves. Such books as The Pilates Body and Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui are tools for sane, healthy living, while David Bach's Smart Couples Finish Rich and Charlene Giannetti and Margaret Sangarese's Cliques exemplify our commitment to books that offer the best practical advice in finance, parenting and many other areas. Jane Green's very funny and touching Jemima J is typical of the stylish contemporary fiction we publish. And in a class by himself is Bill O'Reilly, the voice of and for the average American, the million-copy bestselling author of The O'Reilly Factor and the forthcoming The No-Spin Zone.
In short, Broadway tries in every way to live up to its name as a broad, well populated and exciting thoroughfare to bring the best books we can find to the widest possible audience.