Macmillan was founded in London in 1843 by Daniel and Alexander MacMillan, two brothers from Scotland. Its early days saw published works by notable authors such as Charles Kingsley (1855), Thomas Hughes (1859), Francis Turner Palgrave (1861), Christina Rossetti (1862), Matthew Arnold (1865), Lewis Carroll (1865), Alfred Tennyson (1884), Thomas Hardy (1886), and Rudyard Kipling (1890). Other major writers published by Macmillan include W. B. Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore, Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Sean O’Casey, John Maynard Keynes, Charles Morgan, Hugh Walpole, Margaret Mitchell, C. P. Snow, Rumer Godden, and Ram Sharan Sharma.
Today, Macmillan Publishers is a global trade publishing company operating in over 70 countries, with imprints in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and India. Macmillan is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. It operates eight divisions in the U.S.: Celadon Books; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Flatiron Books; Henry Holt and Company; Macmillan Audio; Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; St. Martin’s Press; and Tor/Forge. Its writers come from a vast array of literary backgrounds and have won awards including the Nobel Prize, the Man Booker Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Printz Award.
Since late 2018, Macmillan has sent us 14 books mostly in the specialties of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Medical Ethics, and Public Health. Doody’s Core Titles 2020 lists The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right as an Essential Purchase title for Quality Improvement.