For 30 years Facts That Matter, headed by Les Krantz, has been agenting, creating and producing trailblazing nonfiction books for major English-language publishers in the US and the UK. They comprise over 50 large to medium-size publishing houses, the company's "co-publishers." Among them are Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins, Macmillan/St. Martins, Hachette, Penguin Random House, and others.
For some books, we and our co-publishers bring in yet another partner, a leading organization that’s known for its authority on a particular subject. Recent ones include the Associated Press, the Smithsonian, and the BBC. These and many other important organizations put their imprint on a selective group of our titles, allowing our company and our co-publishers to distribute and market leading books in many subject areas.
The company serves as a literary agent on a selective basis.
Member: American Book Producers Association
TRAILBLAZING BOOKS THAT STARTED TRENDS
Firsts! Some of our new ideas gave birth to a whole new book genre. Here's three that did:
• THEIR FIRST TIME IN THE MOVIES, 1st ever DVD-enhanced book, 2001.
• JFK 50 DAYS, 1st ever video-enhanced book app for Apple & android devices, 2011.
• THE JOBS RATED ALMANAC, 1st ever data-based career ranking, 1988; updated annually thru 2023.
Presented by American Numismatists Association, 2007
This visually stunning book traces how political, cultural, and economic forces have shaped the development of the money in your pocket. Not just in yours, but in everyone 's in the world, from antiquity through today. Douglas Mudd, one of the foremost authorities on world currency, shows us the extraordinary diversity and beauty of images on coins and paper money. It is an important source of cultural and historical information that reveals the underlying connections between numismatic imagery and history.
#1 Best Seller: JFK: 50 Days, 2011-2012 (7 weeks)
Nomination: Focal Award, "Best Documentary," 2012
Special Commemorative Edition: 2018, by the Associated Press
This three-volume series started as a single title, JFK Day by Day in 2010, copublished with Running Press. Next year, NBC News released a derivative title, JFK 50 Days, a trailblazing video-enhanced book. David Gregory, then-show host of Meet the Press, provided the narration. It was the very first video-enhanced book app for Apple and android devices. It was a celebrated title, not just because JFK was one of America’s most charismatic presidents, it was something readers had never experienced, a book that came alive with video with the tap of the finger on the page. Yet another derivative title, JFK: A Chronicle of the White House Years, was published by AP Books, an arm of the Associated Press.