皇冠出版集团（Crown Publishing Group）始于1933年，主要出版各种流行畅销书、艺术画册和生活时尚类书籍。 旗下出版机构有：Crown、Crown Business、Crown Forum、Clarkson Potter、Harmony、Potter Craft、Potter Style、Three Rivers Press、Shaye Areheart Books、RH Custom Media。
The Crown Publishing Group is a subsidiary of Random House, the world's largest book publisher, and publishes across several categories including fiction, non-fiction, biography, autobiography and memoir, cooking, health, business, and lifestyle. Its imprints include Crown, Crown Archetype, Crown Business, Crown Forum, Hogarth, Three Rivers Press, Clarkson Potter, Potter Craft, Potter Style, Broadway Books, Broadway Paperbacks, Doubleday Religion, WaterBrook/Multnomah, Harmony Books, Watson-Guptill, Amphoto Books, and Ten Speed Press. Formerly, the company also used the Bell Tower Press, Orion Books (unconnected to Orion Publishing in the United Kingdom), and related imprints, although these have now either been discontinued or transferred to other Random House units.
Crown authors include Jean Auel, Max Brooks, George W. Bush, Deepak Chopra, Ann Coulter, Giada De Laurentiis, Gillian Flynn, Jim Gaffigan, Ina Garten, Mindy Kaling, Jillian Michaels, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Theresa Rebeck, Mark Brennan Rosenberg, Rebecca Skloot, Suzanne Somers, Martha Stewart, and many others.
Outlet Book Company
The company was founded in 1933 as the Outlet Book Company by Nat Wartels and Bob Simon. Outlet Book Company began by featuring overstock and remaindered books, but soon moved into reprints of backlist, out-of-print, largely non-fiction titles, then into reprints of best-selling fiction and non-fiction, and eventually into original titles.
Under the direction of Wartels, Alan Mirken, Joseph Reiner and others, Crown became one of the Outlet Book Company's lead imprints for original publishing which included such landmark fiction and non-fiction as Judith Krantz's Princess Daisy, Jean M. Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear and Alex Comfort's The Joy of Sex in its early high-profile years.
The Outlet Book Company's Crown Books remained an independent company until 1988 when it was purchased by Random House.