Peachtree Publishing Company Inc. is a trade book publisher based in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in children’s books, including board books, picture books, and middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction. We create books that educate, entertain, encourage, and endure.
The company, begun in 1977 by music publisher Helen Elliott, originally emphasized works exclusively by Southern writers, particularly in the areas of adult fiction and humor. One of a handful of regional houses established throughout the U.S. in the late seventies, Peachtree was the first trade publishing house in the South to achieve national recognition and distribution with several books on The New York Times Best-Sellers list. We still maintain a backlist of adult titles covering consumer references, regional guides, fiction, and memoir.
In 1988, Margaret Quinlin was named executive editor and vice president of Peachtree. Quinlin’s background included fifteen years of publishing experience in New York, Boston, and Washington, DC. In June 1990, Quinlin purchased controlling interest in Peachtree from the Elliott family to become president and publisher. In November 2018, the company was acquired by Trustbridge Global Media, a division of Trustbridge Partners.