What We Do

Why AMP?

As a global, independent publisher, Andrews McMeel discovers and develops original content that is both profound and popular. We serve as stewards of creativity, actively seeking and curating the work of distinctive, diverse, and exceptional creators which we have the privilege and honor to share with the world.  One of the enduring characteristics of our company’s success is the ability to identify and amplify powerful voices that reflect and share the story of our times. We strive to empower our creators, engage readers, and unite audiences, communities, and cultures.

We are known for New York Times bestselling poetry and inspiration, cutting-edge comics and humor, interactive puzzles and activities, and enlightening and entertaining children’s books and series. Our publishing decisions and the authors we represent continue to evolve and are a reflection of what’s relevant in the world around us as well as who we are as a company. We value confidence, creativity, and collaboration, and employ these tenets with a goal to effect change, embrace new thinking, and orchestrate outcomes.

AMP offers the responsiveness and intimacy of an independent publisher along with the global reach achieved through our unique sales and distribution partnership with Simon & Schuster. Editorial, marketing, and production are headquartered at Andrews McMeel in Kansas City; Simon & Schuster is based in New York.




Foreign Rights

Andrews McMeel works with international literary agents to sell translation rights for many of our print books, audiobooks, e-books, and calendars. We partner with some of the biggest publishers around the world, focusing on poetry, humor, middle-grade fiction, self-help, children’s, and gift books. We also attend some of the largest international book fairs, such as London, Frankfurt, Bologna, and Sharjah, to promote our titles. Some of our most popular international titles include: milk and honey by Rupi Kaur (40 languages); Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen (27 languages); the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace (10 languages); and the Phoebe and Her Unicorn series by Dana Simpson (10 languages).


AMU is known for cutting-edge comics and best-selling books across popular genres. Our extensive portfolio, from cartoon characters to poetry, can work on all kinds of products, such as apparel, toys, home décor, books, stationery, and jewelry, as well as in promotional marketing. Take advantage of our brands’ equity to boost your profit and expand your reach. We create collaborative relationships that benefit creators, licensees, and retailers. 


Andrews McMeel Publishing is a leading publisher of poetry, inspiration, humor, and children’s books and licensed, culturally relevant calendars. We publish as many as 150 books and 200 calendars annually. We are happy to consider submissions from creators and literary agents via email or regular mail, but materials submitted by any other means will not be considered. Please keep in mind that we receive a high volume of submissions and we do not answer calls or visits regarding submissions.

Custom Publishing

Andrews McMeel can collaborate with your business or organization to conceive, develop, create, and produce uniquely branded print products. We have the capability to take a concept through to a finished product that will help market your group, share your message, and provide your original content in a creative package that will stand out from competitors. Our current clients include nationally recognized companies and brands, such as health care systems, restaurant groups, and distilleries.