Founded in 2000 by former Avery Publishing Group president Rudy Shur, Square One Publishers, Inc. is a dynamic New York-based book publishing company designed to produce, market, and sell quality books to any number of specialized high-growth markets. Square One’s titles sell to the bookstore trade as well as to a wide variety of nontraditional outlets. Each title aims to be accessible, accurate, interesting, and smartly written with a strong point of view by author/experts who know their subjects well. As of 2018, Square One also stands as the most successful independently owned book publisher of health books in the US across both conventional and alternative approaches.
In addition to health, Square One specializes in books on cooking, parenting, business/personal finance, self-help, history, and memoir among others. In 2009, a major motion picture from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee was made from Square One's first memoir Taking Woodstock by Elliot Tiber with Tom Monte. Some of Square One's strongest-selling books include: The Acid Alkaline Food Guide (now in a 2nd Edition); The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History; Healing with Hemp CBD Oil; Your Blood Never Lies; Sodium Bicarbonate; Homeopathic Cell Salt Remedies; How to Self-Publish Your Book; Talking With Your Hands, Listening With Your Eyes; Love Tactics; How Smart Is Your Baby?; Pea in a Pod (now in a full-color 2nd Edition); The Urban Treasure Hunter; Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way; The Complete Wood Pellet Barbeque Cookbook; Pat Cooper: How Dare You Say How Dare Me! (with Foreword by Jerry Lewis); How to Read a Person Like a Book; Suicide by Sugar; and What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More among many others.