Prometheus Books is committed to testing the boundaries of established thought and providing readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories.
Publishing intelligent nonfiction for the thoughtful lay reader, Prometheus Books has focused on several core categories including popular science, critical thinking, philosophy, history, atheism, humanism, current events, psychology, and true crime.
Taking its name from the courageous Greek god who gave fire to humans—lighting the way to reason, and independence—Prometheus Books was founded in 1969 by the late philosopher Paul Kurtz and is headquartered in Amherst, New York.
Prometheus Books is sold and distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House and publishes both print and ebooks. Prometheus Books titles have been translated into more than 50 different languages.