MTM Publishing began producing non-fiction and reference books for the library and trade market in 1992. Originally the publishing division of The Moschovitis Group, MTM spun off as a separate
company in 2003.
Since our beginnings, we quickly established a reputation in the library reference market, beginning with ABC-CLIO, Facts On File, Greenwood, Macmillan, and Oxford University Press. One of our first crtical successes was History of the Internet: A Chronology, 1843 to the Present (ABC-CLIO, 1999), which London's Daily Telegraph described as a "monumental piece of research."
By the early 2000s, MTM began producing multi-contributor encyclopedias, developing a proprietary web-enabled system to manage the complex tasks associated with large reference works. Our reputation as one of the few book producers with this expertise became well-known, and publishers such as CQ Press, Facts On File, Routledge, and Sage Publications have come to rely on our experience as encyclopedists to expand their offerings in history, political and social science, science and technology, and other subjects. Among the landmark reference works we've produced are The Atlas of U.S. and Canadian Environmental History, lauded in the September 2003 issue of Library Journal as "a unique resource" for its "clear and accessible language with superb illustrative material," and the four-volume Encyclopedia of Globalization, the first comprehensive reference work on the subject and recognized on Booklist's Editors' Choice/Best Reference Sources list of 2007.
Starting in 2000, we extended our enterprise to helping brands, organizations, and other entities bring their experience and stories to the reading public. Our partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum led to the elegantly produced and engaging Baseball: 100 Classic Moments in the History of the Game, published by DK Publishing in 2000. Our partnership with ornithologist Stephen W. Kress and the National Audubon Society resulted in a DK guidebook, called the National Audubon Society Birder's Handbook. Our affiliation in 2006 and 2007 with the Lehman family (of Lehman Brothers) resulted in a smartly produced and packaged anecdotal family history, which was published by the Center for Jewish History (distr. by Syracuse University Press, 2007).
In 2008, we launched our newest enterprise with the development of a full-fledged juvenile and children's division. Our ongoing collaboration with reference publisher Marshall Cavendish produced early successes in this market, including two highly-acclaimed multivolume reference sets--Inventors and Inventions (2008) and Food and Nutrition (2009)--both of which received starred reviews in Booklist. And in 2009, our first board book series--I Like Nature--was published in English by PlayBac and in German by Boje. Under development in the children's division are fiction and nonfiction picture books and curricula-oriented books for the educational market.
MTM has garnered many awards, including citations from Library Journal, Choice, and Booklist. Click here to see a list of our honors.
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