Editorial Planeta México was created in the early 1960s with the aim of taking the extensive catalogue of different Grupo Planeta imprints to the market in this country (which has the largest number of Spanish speakers in the world).
The bookstores division is one of the leading publishing areas in the market thanks to a broad range of national and international authors, classic and contemporary alike. The diverse publishers that make up the area cover a broad variety of themes, genres and formats. Two major publishers of Mexican origin form part of this division: Joaquín Mortiz, acquired by Grupo Planeta in 1985 and considered the contemporary Mexican literature imprint par excellence, and Editorial Diana – which joined the Group in 2006 – a publisher that boasts a long tradition and deep roots in the national market.
Its catalogue includes titles in narrative, essays and books for children and young people, and features the great Mexican writers: Octavio Paz, Ángeles Mastretta, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Laura Esquivel, Francisco Martín Moreno, Pedro Ángel Palou, Enrique Serna, Juan Villoro, Héctor Aguilar Camín and Eugenio Aguirre, among many others.