Abrams Books, formerly known as Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (HNA), is an American publisher of high-quality art and illustrated books. Abram publishes the following imprints,Abrams Books, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books and Abrams Images. It also publishes the Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series) books
Run by President and CEO Michael Jacobs, Abrams publishes and distributes approximately 250 titles annually and has more than 2,000 titles in print. Abrams also distributes publications for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate, Royal Academy, Vendome Press, Booth Clibborn Editions, Other Criteria, and 5 Continents.
The company was founded by Harry N. Abrams in the year 1949, it was the first company in the United States to specialize in the creation and distribution of art books. Times Mirror acquired the company in 1966, and Harry retired in 1977. For many years, the company was under the direction of Paul Gottlieb, until January 2001 when he retired, eighteen months before his death at the age of 67 on 5 June 2002. Abrams had been acquired by La Martinière Group since 1997. [confirmation needed]