TWELVE was established in August 2005 with the objective of publishing no more than one book per month. We strive to publish the singular book, by authors who have a unique perspective and compelling authority. Works that explain our culture; that illuminate, inspire, provoke, and entertain. We seek to establish communities of conversation surrounding our books. Talented authors deserve attention not only from publishers, but from readers as well. To sell the book is only the beginning of our mission. To build avid audiences of readers who are enriched by these works – that is our ultimate purpose. To learn more, visit our website at www.TwelveBooks.com.
Jonathan Karp is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TWELVE. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the Random House Publishing Group, where he began in 1989 as an editorial assistant and worked for sixteen years, acquiring and editing such best-selling works of fiction and nonfiction as Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson, Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley, The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl, What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson, Faith of My Fathers by John McCain and Mark Salter, How to Get Rich by Donald Trump, The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean, Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham, Grace and Power by Sally Bedell Smith, The Last Don by Mario Puzo, and The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegardner.
He has also edited fiction by award-winning writers Steven Bochco, Elizabeth Frank, Neil Gordon, Rupert Holmes, C.J. Hribal, David Ignatius, and David Liss; and acclaimed works of nonfiction by Henry Alford, Marcia Angell, Buzz Bissinger, Alex Berenson, Joel Glenn Brenner, Vicki Constantine Croke, Gregg Easterbrook, David Frum, Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, John Harris, Miles Harvey, Constance Hays, Donald Katz, David Kushner, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Eric Liu, Jeffrey Rosen, David Plotz, Kenneth Pollack, Gary Rivlin, Jim Rogers, Ron Rosenbaum, Jonathan Schwartz, Mike Stanton, Kara Swisher, John Taylor, Andrew Tobias, Juan Williams, and Mitchell Zuckoff.
Jonathan Karp Previews Upcoming Books
Twelve was established in August 2005 with the objective of publishing no more than one book per month.