Chronicle Prism was founded in 2018 to expand the range of content that Chronicle Books publishes. A Chronicle Prism book challenges perspective, nurtures understanding, and deepens the conversation and practice of our lives. Our select list of nonfiction is rooted in (but not limited to) the categories of health and wellness, self-help, creative business, science, spirituality, and social change. Our authors are thought leaders and influencers who benefit from our collaborative approach to publishing, signature design and production, and extensive distribution reach.


“Chronicle Books unveiled the name of its new imprint led by managing director Mark Tauber. Chronicle Prism will focus on narrative, prescriptive, and inspirational nonfiction on a wide variety of subjects.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY / March 12, 2019

“With this new imprint, we’re bringing Chronicle Books’ distinctive design sensibility, creative aesthetic, and unmistakable spirit into new subject categories. Chronicle Prism will publish titles that stand out for the quality of their editorial content as well as their exceptional design and peerless book-as-object quality.”  —Tyrrell Mahoney, President, Chronicle Books

SHELF AWARENESS / March 12, 2019

“Chronicle Prism will publish its first books this fall and has already moved up the pub date for one of its inaugural titles, Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, the Cult That Bound My Life by Sarah Edmondson…. Mahoney said that the launch of Prism, and the types of books it will publish, is a prime example of how Chronicle is looking to broaden the type of content it offers.”


The End of the Golden Gate is a necessary, lively rebuttal to any argument suggesting San Francisco is headed six feet below, while also revealing the many painful, often profound costs that come with being—and remaining—a resident.” 


“Wellness goes far deeper than spa days and sweaty bootcamp classes under shaded palapa huts. Destination Wellness documents a journey around the world in search of true wellness wisdom.”

MARIE CLAIRE / May 13, 2021

Trust Yourself offers advice for building confidence, trusting your intuition, and banishing burnout. Here are some of its best parts.”

INC. / May 4, 2021

“Evelyn Tribole, author of Intuitive Eating for Every Day, explains how diet culture can end at your kitchen table.”


“Highly readable and accessible and, for an outsider curious about the Francis Effect, a fine introduction to the heart of what makes this pontificate so extraordinary.”

COMMONWEAL / March 9, 2021

“In an excerpt from her new book Great Sex Starts at 50, Tracey Cox explores the myth that menopause is all in your head and how our cultural attitudes about aging and sex impact the experience of menopause.”

GLAMOUR / February 2, 2021

“Ellen and Ben Harper both grew up in the Folk Music Center in Claremont Calif., which Ellen's parents founded in 1958. They join Fresh Air to discuss Ellen's new memoir, Always a Song.”

NPR FRESH AIR / February 1, 2021

“Philly Live’s Sheila Watko talks to Jason Naylor about his Live Life Colorfully book that could help brighten the day for readers.”

NBC PHILLY LIVE / January 26, 2021

“A behavioral ecologist and expert on elephants argues that animals from apes to zebras engage in ritual customs, and that humans can learn by observing them.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES / January 20, 2021

“Ayurvedic expert Sahara Rose is taking her message deeper than ever before…. Discover Your Dharma has us talking life purpose and self-discovery.”

THE CHALKBOARD / December 22, 2020

“Here we are in the COVID era, where you can’t have a proper book tour. What’s the best bang for your buck when you can’t leave your office or your living room? I thought, I’ll just get friends of mine to film themselves.”

VOGUE / September 28, 2020


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