Although it started as a small Southern publishing house, many now-renowned authors launched their careers at Algonquin, including Julia Alvarez, Kay Gibbons, Robert Morgan, Jill McCorkle, Amy Stewart, and Larry Brown, among others. Algonquin is also the publisher of Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, Richard Louv`s Last Child in the Woods, and other acclaimed fiction and nonfiction titles, including those from its new imprint, Algonquin Young Readers. Featuring books for readers seven to 17, Algonquin Young Readers publishes short illustrated novels for the youngest independent readers and timely and topical crossover YA fiction.
Anaphora is a literary press that specializes in literary fiction and nonfiction books. John Paul Jaramillo’s collection of short stories received an honorable mention for the Latino Literacy Now’s Mariposa Award Best First Fiction Book Award.
A publisher of high-quality illustrated books, including The French Laundry Cookbook, The Kinfolk Table, Design Sponge, Ad Hoc at Home, and Medal of Honor, Artisan specializes in cooking, design, and popular culture. Its authors include, among others, Grace Bonney, Jeni Britton Bauer, Alain Ducasse, and Thomas Keller.
Atlantic Books is an independent British publishing house with a world-wide reputation for quality, originality, and breadth, including fiction, history, politics, memoir, and current affairs. It won Imprint and Editor of the Year at the British Books Awards in 2005 and 2009, and was Independent Publisher of the Year in 2009.
For over 25 years, Atlantic Publishing has been publishing information on how to jumpstart careers, start businesses, manage employees, invest, plan for retirement, learn technologies, and build relationships. It's especially known for its "Back to Basics" series and a host of titles on career planning, estate planning education, going green, and personal finance.
Launched in 2008 as a division of New Leaf Publishing Group, Attic Books publishes timeless classics "reborn" for a new generation in vintage design, including rare biographies, Christian heritage titles, and rare charts, "faithfully reproduced" as the publisher has found them (from the 19th Century and earlier).
Berlitz has been a household name for over 130 years. Berlitz Pocket Guides remains the world’s best-selling series of pocket-size travel books, while the Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships is regarded as the definitive authority on the world of cruising. Its sister brand is Insight Guides, also owned by APA Publications.
A San Francisco-based publisher specializing in books on business, current events, and work/ life issues. Among its many bestsellers is John Perkin`s Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which sold over one million copies. At the organizational level, BK books promote progressive leadership and management practices. At the societal level, BK books advance social and economic justice, shared prosperity, sustainability, and new solutions to national and global issues.
With a rich catalog that spans categories and interests, from art and architecture and science to pop culture and self-help, Black Dog & Leventhal is a highly respected New York-based publisher of such varied titles as The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker, The Annotated Godfather, Take Me Out to the Ballpark, A Child's Introduction to the Ballet, and The Louvre: All the Paintings.
Book View Café is a cooperative publisher, whose members consist of authors across all genres. It offers both reprints and new titles in ebook form, and many of its titles are also available in print. About 95 percent of the cover price of each book goes to the author. According to the publisher, that’s more than at any other online bookseller, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.
CRP is an independent publishing company with more than 900 titles in print. Covering a spectrum of topics, including both fiction and nonfiction, the books are published under five imprints: Chicago Review Press, Lawrence Hill Books, Ball Publishing, Zephyr Press, and Academy Chicago.
A leading and one of the oldest independent publishers of science fiction, fantasy, erotic fiction, biography, self-help, history, and current affairs, C&R is known for having published in 1897 the most famous horror novel ever written, Bram Stoker`s Dracula. Today, the C&R releases fiction under several imprints, including C&R Crime Corsair, Canvas, and Mammoth Books, and an array of nonfiction titles, including the respected "Overcoming" series of self-help books and "How To" and "Right Way" reference books.
De Gruyter is a revered academic publisher with a history spanning 260 years, publishing over 1300 new titles each year in the humanities, social sciences, STM, and law. The company is headquartered in Berlin, with offices in Basel, Beijing, Boston, and Munich.
Dreamspinner is an international publisher of gay romance, publishing stories and novels in several genres and operating under three imprints: Dreamspinner, specializing in gay romance; Harmony Ink Press, devoted to LGBTQ+ Teen and New Adult fiction; and DSP Publications, a boutique publisher of specialty genre fiction.
Recognized by Publishers Weekly as one of the most diversified independent publishers in North America, ECW has published close to 1000 books—including poetry and fiction, pop culture, politics, sports, biography, and travel—distributed throughout the English-speaking world and translated into dozens of languages.
Elsevier is a leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical resources, serving more than 30 million scientists, students, and professionals worldwide. Its authors represent a broad range of specialty areas and are among the most well-respected scientists in their communities. The types of books Elsevier publishes include handbooks, textbooks, major reference works, series and serials, and atlases.
The Experiment is an independent publisher, launched in 2009, focused on a wide range of practical nonfiction, including books on food and cooking, health and fitness, psychology and personal development, parenting, relationships, sexuality, personal finance, science, and nature.
A New York City-based publisher focusing on art, crafts, mixed media, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, graphic and design, F+W recently entered the fiction market with romance and YA titles. Its well-known imprints include Adams Media, Krause Publications, Interweave, and Writer`s Digest.
Far Beyond books help adults, teachers, librarians, and parents accelerate financial literacy by making financial topics approachable. They are designed to efficiently engage, stimulate thinking, and develop competencies which support U.S. educational standards for financial literacy, reading, math and social sciences.
A Utah-based publishing houses founded in 1969, Gibbs Smith specializes in photographic nonfiction, architectural history, cookbooks, and social studies textbooks and digital materials for schools based on Common Core standards and state-specific standards.
Hampton Roads has published hundreds of titles on in the areas of spirituality, health, and metaphysics and is well-known for its "Conversations with God" series by Neale Donald Walsch and titles by Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Richard Bach, Amit Goswami, Fred Alan Wolf, Lynn Grabhorn, and Linda Goodman. Recent and noteworthy titles include Physics of the Soul, The Dalai Lama on What Matters Most, The Conversations with God Companion, and The Secret Language of Dogs.
One of the world`s leading publishers of military history, Helion focuses on general military history and war studies as well as, Medieval and ancient warfare, aviation and naval history, and books on war strategy and tactics and specific battlefields. Its backlist is long and varied, covering just about every military conflict known to man and from every angle possible.
Hierophant defines itself as a Body, Mind, and Spirit book publisher, with a goal to publish "words that were inspired from Silence, that point beyond themselves, and in doing so, awaken the Hierophant [an ancient person who interpreted the sacred mysteries and esoteric principles of the day] within."
IBIS specializes in books from both classic and modern sources that outline the basis and development of the world`s Mystery Traditions. Dominant subjects include Alchemy, Astrology, Depth Psychology, Magick, Spirituality, and Women`s Mysteries.
ITTM is an innovative publisher of children's and YA books run by a savvy group of accomplished professionals from a variety of fields, with a mission to "feed the minds of those readers who hunger for more than the extremes", and publish books with protagonists who aren't "superchicks" or "girls waiting around to be kissed". ITTM's small but growing list comprises the Kat McGee, Carly Keene, and Soccer Sister series of books.
IPG was founded in 1971 and is the first organization specifically created for the purpose of representing titles from independent presses to the book trade. Its list of member publishers is long and diverse, varying in size from very small to quite large and publishing in almost every subject area imaginable. Among IPG’s hundreds of partners are The Chicago Review Press, Triumph Books, Atlantic Books, Addicus Books, The American Cancer Society, and Fulcrum Publishing.
Owned by the same company that owns the revered Berlitz guides, Insight Guides are recognized for their beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture. The guides are written by local authors wherever possible; the publisher also commissions most of its own travel photography.
JIST is renowned as America`s "career publisher". For more than 30 years, its products, including books, have helped millions plan their education and career and find jobs. JIST authors are among the most reputable career and education experts in the United States, who write and speak on job searching, career exploration, occupational information, job retention, college preparation, life skills, and character education.
Lonely Planet is the world’s most successful travel publisher, printing over 120 million books in 11 different languages. Along with guidebooks and ebooks, Lonely Planet also produces gift and reference titles, an award–winning web site and magazine, and a range of digital travel products and apps.
Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.
Master Books is the world`s largest publisher of creation-based materials, including books on apologetics, home school resources, and children`s literature. Since 1996, it has been a part of New Leaf Publishing Group, and is an important focus of the group`s growing base of retail and homeschooling customers.
Working in conjunction with Open Road Integrated Media, MysteriousPress.com publishes both new and classic works of crime, mystery, suspense and espionage. Its Edgar Award authors include Charlotte Armstrong, Rex Burns, Brian Garfield, and David Stout.
New Leaf offers a spectrum of titles for families and ministries, including church leadership resources, children’s Bibles, and gift books. It maintains a strong reputation for publishing award–winning titles that address religious and cultural issues.
NWL publishes titles that challenge readers to improve the quality of their lives and the world around them. Its success is attributable to the continued strong performance of Eckhart Tolle’s bestsellers, including The Power of Now, Stillness Speaks, and Guardians of Being, which have sold close to six million copies. Other major authors include Joseph Campbell, Marc Allen, and Shakti Gawain.
Ireland’s leading business publisher, Oak Tree publishes books for entrepreneurs and managers, with a special interest in small business. The "Quick Win" series—comprising short, to-the-point Q&As on a variety of topics—is an important part of Oak Tree’s portfolio.
Oldcastle Books was formed in 1985 by Ion Mills before starting a crime fiction imprint, No Exit Press, in 1987, which has been the mainstay of the company ever since. Its Kamera Books imprint focuses on cinema and popular culture and is complemented by Creative Essentials, which publishes guides on a range of film subjects.
A New York-based digital publisher focused on creating connections between authors and their audiences, Open Road has published ebooks from a host of legendary authors, including William Styron, Pat Conroy, and Jack Higgins, and has also launched new e-stars like Mary Glickman.
The world`s most prominent publisher of computer books, O'Reilly focuses on computer technologies for developers, administrators, and users. Bestselling series include the "animal books", Missing Manuals, Hacks, and Head First. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, "homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future."
New York City-based independent publisher of literary fiction, nonfiction (history, current events, popular culture), poetry, essays, and memoirs, Other Press represents "literature at its best" and a range of contemporary authors from the United States and around the world, including, among others, Simon Mawer, Hervé Le Tellier, Peter Stamm, Michael Greenberg, and Alberto Moravia.
Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, Packt’s mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals. Its backlist comprises 2000 books and videos.
Parkstone is a cosmopolitan publishing house that specializes in lavishly illustrated books covering fine arts, photography, architecture, fashion, and religious art. Carefully curated by expert editors, Parkstone books are printed in English, French, and German are distributed in 50 countries.
Red Wheel Weiser Conari is America`s second-largest publisher of occult and New Age books, behind Llewellyn Worldwide, and is also one of the oldest American publishers to concentrate exclusively on that genre. It publishes on average 60-75 new titles per year and maintains a large backlist, partly of books that it originally published, and partly of older public domain rare occult books. Weiser Books, the main and oldest imprint in the group, publishes books across the entire spectrum of esoteric subjects, including occultism, astrology, Eastern religions, and Wicca.
Riptide is a boutique publisher of some of the finest LGBTQ fiction, romance, and erotica available. Created by industry veterans and LGBTQ authors who were hungry for better editing, marketing support, and production values, Riptide seeks to elevate and integrate positive LGBTQ representation into the mainstream, now filling a critical niche in the LGBTQ market: quality books with rich, plotty, queer-positive stories.
Rosenfeld is on a mission to make sense of user experience (UX) and connect people interested in designing better UX with the best expertise available. Rosenfeld started with a focus on books but has expanded into teaching and consulting. The books feature vibrant colors and eye- catching titles and including, Why We Fail, Make It So, See What I Mean, and Design Is the Problem.
Rourke has been publishing eye-catching, engaging nonfiction children's books complying with national curriculum standards since 1980. It now also offers cutting-edge software delivery of science, social studies and other classroom programs. In addition, Rourke partners with leading educational and retail publishers to license and develop global educational programs.
Illinois-based independent publisher with an eclectic list, Sourcebooks focuses on consumer categories, including popular fiction, young adult fiction, memoirs, and a wide range of trade reference books. Sourcebooks consists of several imprints, including the flagship imprint bearing the same name and Sourcebooks Casablanca, Sourcebooks Fire, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Sourcebooks Landmark, Sourcebooks MediaFusion, Simple Truths (acquired in 2013).
A leading publisher of books for country living, covering gardening, cooking, crafts, and animal care for 30 years, Storey nurtures authors who are passionate about gardening, knitting, brewing, cooking, beekeeping, farming, and various activities involving the outdoors, among them Allan Hamilton, a renowned professor of neurosurgery, and Rosemary Gladstar, a pioneer of the herbal movement.
A publisher on a mission to share the wonders of the natural world by producing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. Its bestselling books including The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, The Creative Shrub Garden: Eye-Catching Combinations for Year-Round Interest, and Planting: A New Perspective.
Triumph is the leading sports book publisher in the U.S., producing a wide range of titles (sometimes in partnership with such publications as the New York Times, New York Post, Boston Globe, etc.) — from biographies, memoirs, and reference books to "instant" collectible keepsakes that celebrate Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, and other champions.
Specializing in nonfiction and fiction titles with spiritual, metaphysical, or self-help themes, with an objective to offer an exclusive opportunity for authors within these genres to reach their intended readers. Turning Stone authors include, among others, Anthony Alioto, Audel Cayce, Theo Grutter, and Tina Coluccio, among others.
An independent and highly revered publisher of adult and juvenile trade books, Workman has produced a strong of iconic bestsellers since 1968, including What To Expect When You're Expecting, Brain Quest, 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, and the Star Wars Workbooks. It's wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles includes cookbooks, parenting books, and gardening, humor, and self-help books, published to inspire, inform, and entertain.
XML Press was founded in 2008 to publish books and ebooks on writing, management, content strategy, technology, and social media. Its goal is to give technical communicators, content strategists, marketers, and managers practical knowledge that helps them do their jobs more effectively.