Pan Macmillan SA is one of the largest general book publishers in South Africa, with a growing local list of titles published under the Picador Africa and Macmillan imprints. Pan Macmillan represent a number of group company imprints in South Africa including Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Tor, Kingfisher, Macmillan Children’s Books, Macmillan USA and Priddy Books. In addition the company also represents some major international publishers including: Orchard Books and Hodder Children’s Books; Walker Books; Guinness World Records and Quadrille.

Through the publishing of a diverse range of titles and authors, Pan Macmillan aims to engage readers of all ages and diverse backgrounds


Pan Macmillan SA (Pty) Ltd
One on Jameson, 2nd Floor
1 Jameson Avenue
Melrose Estate, Johannesburg

Tel: 011 684 0400

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The Macmillan Group

Pan Macmillan is part of the Macmillan Group, which operates in over 70 countries worldwide. Macmillan is known for its high-quality academic and scholarly, educational, fiction and non-fiction and reference publishing. In the UK its divisions include Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education, Macmillan Distribution and the Nature Publishing Group. Visit www.macmillan.com for more information on the Macmillan Group.

Pan Macmillan is a trading division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd:

Macmillan Publishers Limited
Registered and incorporated in England and Wales under Company Number: 785998

Registered Office:
Brunel Road
Hants RG21 6XS

Where It All Began

Macmillan was founded in 1843 by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan, two brothers from the Scottish Isle of Arran. Daniel was the business brain, while Alexander laid the literary foundations, publishing such great authors as Charles Kingsley, Thomas Hughes, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Henry James, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling and H. G. Wells. As the company evolved, the Macmillan family’s vision continued to inspire the publishing of major writers including W. B. Yeats, Sean O’Casey, John Maynard Keynes, Charles Morgan, Hugh Walpole, Margaret Mitchell, C. P. Snow and Rumer Godden.

The brothers’ publishing talents were not confined to literature. Their vision led to the creation of enduring copyrights such as Nature (1869), the renowned Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1877) and Palgrave’s Dictionary of Political Economy (1899).

An ambitious expansion programme was initiated in the late 1960s when Harold Macmillan retired from politics after his term as prime minister and became chairman of the company. Serious academic, educational and literary publishing was followed by significant growth in reference programmes and college textbooks as well as educational and scientific journals. New international opportunities were grasped and publishing operations were set up in Japan, Mexico and the emerging markets of Africa and Asia.

Nowadays Macmillan is one of the largest and best-known international publishers in the world, operating in over 70 countries.

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