Bantam Books is an US publisher and was established in 1945. The publishing house company is now a company of Random House, Inc. In 1999, Bantam Books and Dell Publishing merged to form the Bantam Dell Publishing Group, the largest division of Random House, Inc.
Once a large paperback and category romance publisher with the imprints Loveswept and Sweet Dreams, Bantam now publishes a few select imprints. The list of writers includes the crime novelists Elizabeth George, Iris Johansen, Tami Hoag, Dean Koontz and Louis L'Amour, one of bestselling writers of all time.
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- Bantam Classics - reissues of classic titles, like William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Mark Twain
- Bantam Discovery - an imprint for new authors
- Bantam Spectra - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Speculative novels