Regnery Publishing is a publisher of conservative books based in Washington, DC. It was founded in 1947 by Henry Regnery, Sr., and was acquired by Eagle Publishing in 1993. It has published books by Mona Charen, David Limbaugh, Gary Aldrich, Michelle Malkin and others.
It was founded in 1947 by Henry Regnery and was originally located in Chicago, Illinois. It originally had a close affiliation with the University of Chicago, and published books for the Great Books series at the University, which were primarily classics. One of the first major books it published was William F. Buckley, Jr.'s God and Man at Yale. In the 1970s Henry's son, Henry F. Regnery, worked at the company, but was killed in a commercial airliner crash. In the 1980s, Alfred S. Regnery, another son of Henry, took control of the company. The company is now part of Eagle Publishing, which is an affiliated company of Phillips Publishing.
Recent titles include Gary Aldrich's Unlimited Access, Barbara Olson's Hell to Pay, Goldberg's Bias, Newt Gingrich's Real Change and several others. A complete list of bestsellers can be found on the company's website. The company is presently located in Washington, DC. It is a sister company of conservative newspaper Human Events.
Notable books published by Regnery in 2004 include:
- John E. O'Neill and Jerome E. Corsi, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.
- Robert Patteron, Reckless Disregard: How Liberal Democrats Undercut Our Military, Endanger Our Soldiers, and Jeopardize Our Security. ISBN 0895260867.
- Michelle Malkin, In Defense of Internment: The Case for "Racial Profiling" in World War II and the War on Terror.
- David Horowitz, Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left.
- Tom Bethell, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science (2005)
Also see Regnery's Catalog of Books Published 1997 - Present.
Unfair to writers?
In November 2007, five authors filed a lawsuit against Eagle Publishing, Regnery's parent company, "charging that the company deprives its writers of royalties by selling their books at a steep discount to book clubs and other organizations owned by" Eagle Publishing. Authors Jerome R. Corsi, Bill Gertz, Lt. Col. Robert (Buzz) Patterson, Joel Mowbray and Richard Miniter allege that Eagle Publishing "orchestrates and participates in a fraudulent, deceptively concealed and self-dealing scheme to divert book sales away from retail outlets and to wholly owned subsidiary organizations within the Eagle conglomerate." The authors say that Eagle sells or gives away copies of Regnery books to book clubs, newsletters and other organizations owned by Eagle, "to avoid or substantially reduce royalty payments to authors." The New York Times reported: 
- Mr. Miniter said that meant that although he received about $4.25 a copy when his books sold in a bookstore or through an online retailer, he only earned about 10 cents a copy when his books sold through the Conservative Book Club or other Eagle-owned channels. "The difference between 10 cents and $4.25 is pretty large when you multiply it by 20,000 to 30,000 books," Mr. Miniter said. "It suddenly occurred to us that Regnery is making collectively jillions of dollars off of us and paying us a pittance." He added: "Why is Regnery acting like a Marxist cartoon of a capitalist company?"
- Regnery Publishing, Inc.
- A Division of Eagle Publishing
- One Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
- Washington, D.C. 20001
- Telephone: 202-216-0600
- Web: www.regnery.com
- Murray Waas, "Al Regnery's Secret Life: The Pathetic Career of Reagan's Juvenile Justice Chief" the New Republic, June 23, 1986.
- Nicholas Confessore, "Hillary Was Right," The American Prospect (Vol. 11 No. 5). January 17, 2000.
- Motoko Rich, "Conservative Authors Sue Publisher," New York Times, November 7, 2007.