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Autumn Deer Publishing is the book publishing division of Springbok Productions, known for publishing nonfiction and fiction book titles of various genres, magazines and comics. Its first book was the memoir of actress Anne Heche in 2001. From 2001 to 2019, it was fully owned by Springbok, and was admittedly the slowest-growing division of the company. In 2019, Springbok announced that it would sell off half of its stake in the company to HarperCollins, reestablishing Autumn Deer Publishing as a joint venture.


Autumn Deer Press was announced as being formed in the summer of 2001, with an intent to focus on publishing nonfiction and fiction titles. To score a coup and hit the ground running, they announced their first title was End of My Rope: Stories of a Hollywood Life, the memoir of actress Anne Heche, in order to help explain herself after an infamous mental episode as well as the fallout of the end of her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. The book was published on September 4, and attracted brisk sales, mainly for Heche's allegations of sexual abuse by her father, and leading to the end of relations with her mother Nancy.

Autumn Deer spread into magazine publication in 2010 with purchasing and reviving the investigative magazine New West and the political/celebrity magazine George, buying the UK music magazine Vive Le Rock, and starting its own in-house animation magazine, Animation Domination.

Since 2014, Autumn Deer Publishing has included Dark Horse Comics as an imprint, after Springbok purchased the company. Its comic and manga titles added considerable clout to the division as well as moving Dark Horse Entertainment to be a division among Springbok itself to build a cinematic universe out of the IPs.

Autumn Deer Publishing attracted billions of dollars in profits, but never got beyond the single billions-range, as it became the slowest growing division of Springbok, compared to the film, television, animation, music, record label and video game divisions.

In 2019, to help shore up the division and bring it further along, Springbok announced that it would sell half of Autumn Deer to book publisher HarperCollins, a division of News Corporation, and refashion the imprint as a joint venture between the two companies.

Notable books[]


  • End of My Rope: Stories of a Hollywood Life by Anne Heche
  • Calamities by Margot Kidder
  • Slash by Slash and Anthony Bozza
  • Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd by Nick Mason
  • Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley
  • Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler and David Dalton
  • Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith by Joe Perry and David Ritz
  • Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James by Rick James and David Ritz
  • Not Dead and Not For Sale by Scott Weiland and David Ritz
  • Queen In 3D by Brian May
  • Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne
  • The Doors by The Doors by The Doors and Ben Fong-Torres
  • Hanoi Rocks: All Those Wasted Years by Ari Vantanen, Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy
  • Sheriff McCoy by Andy McCoy and Ike Vil
  • Me by Elton John
  • Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin by David Ritz
  • Jimmy Page: The Anthology by Jimmy Page
  • My Love Story by Tina Turner
  • The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside "The Room", The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
  • If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell
  • Hail To the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell
  • Billy Joel: The Biography by Fred Schruers
  • To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson
  • The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes by Dawn Schiller
  • Reclaiming History by Vincent Bugliosi
  • Dot Con: The Real Story of Why the Internet Bubble Burst by John Cassidy
  • The Numbers Game: Accounting Frauds, Bad Companies and Fake Profits by James B. Stewart
  • The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind
  • Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald
  • Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend by Mitchell Zuckoff
  • The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance by Michael Perino
  • All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera
  • Walt Disney and the Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler
  • Extraordinary Circumstances: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower by Cynthia Cooper
  • The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth by Brian Ross (co-published by Kingswell Books/Hyperion Books; Disney Book Group)
  • No One Would Listen by Harry Markopolos
  • Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History by Jim Campbell
  • He Said, She Said: Tinseltown's History of Sexual Crimes by Peter Elkind
  • The Operator: How David Geffen Built His Fiefdom by Lies, Innuendo, Proxies and Aiding and Abetting Sexual Assault by Tom King, 10th anniversary reprint with new information, originally printed in 2000 by HarperCollins as The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys and Sells the New Hollywood
  • Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter


  • Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell
  • Holy Wood by Marilyn Manson
  • My French Whore by Gene Wilder
  • Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooey by Bill Watterson
  • Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
  • Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
  • Confessions of Marie Antoinette: A Novel by Juliet Grey
  • Rival to the Queen by Carolly Erickson
  • The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson
  • The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise by Carolly Erickson
  • The Hamilton Affair: A Novel by Elizabeth Cobbs
  • My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray
  • Master Your Finances And $hake It Up! by Matt Maillero and Dave Willis
  • Skiwsgaar Is Ams Dick: The Life of Toki, An Abused Guitarist by Brendon Small and David Ritz
  • Let Me Off At The Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings by Ron Burgundy
  • The Doozles Are Dozing by Brad Bird
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (film novelization) by Quentin Tarantino

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