Hachette Book Group is one of leading trade publishers in the United States. It is owned and operated by Hachette Livre, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagard re, one of the leading companies in the areas of communications and media that include books, press, audiovisual, and distribution and retailing of cultural products. Hachette Book Group publishes more than 450 adult and over 150 adolescent and children s books, as well as over 60 audio book titles. It offers books of various categories, such as nonfiction, mystery, drama, romance, health and self-help, science fiction, and fantasy. The company operates several publishing divisions, including Windblown Media, FaithWords, Center Street, Yen Press, Little Brown and Company, Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand central Publishing and Hachette Audio. Hachette Book Group distributes publishing lines for Chronicle Books, Microsoft Learning, Arcade, Time, Home Entertainment, Phaidon Press, Filipacchi Publishing, Weinstein Books and Gildan Media.