Considering using a nonfiction print publisher?

Nonfiction publishers come in many sizes and shapes, so you have many choices and need to shop for the right fit. Some follow the traditional path of only welcoming submission proposals from literary agents. Others accept proposals or manuscripts directly from authors. Yet others (alternately called independent or hybrid publishers or self-publishing service providers) provide services for a fee authors pay. And new publisher business models are being created at every turn. These 300 are a great place to begin your research.

39 West Press

Advantage Books (books by entrepreneurs/industry leaders)

Allworth Press

Anchor Book Press

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Arcade Publishing

Armida Publications

Authority Publishing

Autumn House Press

B & W Publishing 

Beacon Publishing

BenBella Books


Biblio Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing (only submissions by agents)

Blossom Spring Publishing

Blue River Press

Bonnier Books (only submissions by agents)

BrainTrust Inc.

Burford Books

Career Press (business)

Central Recovery Press (behavioral healthcare recovery books)

Chelsea Green Publishing (sustainability books)

Chicago Review Press

Chronicle Books

Coffeetown Press

Conundrum Press

Convurgent Publishing

Cove Publishing

Coventry House Publishing (only submissions by agents)

CRC Press (science, technology, medical books)


eLectio Publishing

Elevation Book Publishing

Fast Company Press

Fat Dog Books

Forbes Books (books by game changers and thought leaders)

Free Spirit Publishing

Gatekeeper Press

Grammar Factory Publishing (business-building books)

Graywolf Press

Greenleaf Book Group

Greystone Press

Gryphon House, Inc.

Hachette Book Group (only submissions by agents)

Haymarket Books

Hidden Book Press

Highpoint Executive Publishing (business books)

Hohm Press

House of Anansi Press

Inc. Original (business books)

Infinity Publishing

Inner Traditions • Bear & Company

John Hunt Publishing

Kal-Ba Publishing

Kensington Publishing Corp.

Kharis Publishing

KiCam Projects

Korero Press

Malachite Quills Publishing

Menasha Ridge Press

Mission Publishing (business-building books)

Morgan James Publishing

New Internationalist

The New Press

North Atlantic Books

OneWorld Publications

Open Books Publisher

Page Street Publishing

Pan Macmillan

Persea Books

Phoenix Publishing and Media Company

Quirk Books

Rancho Park Publishing (translations)

Penguin Random House (only submissions by agents)

Riddle Brook Publishing LLC

Rock Bench Publishing (thought leaders’ books)


Rowman & Littlefield

Seven Stories Press


Simon & Schuster (only submissions by agents)


TCK Publishing

Terrapin Hollow Press

Tilsbury House Publishers

TouchPoint Press

Turner Publishing

Ulysses Press

WhiteFire Publishing

WiDo Publishing


Windy City Publishers

Workman Publishing