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Book Publishers in California

Academica Press

AcademicaPress is an independent scholarly press specializing in monographs, revised dissertations, primary sources, bibliographies, textbooks, and other books reflecting scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Our imprint, Maunsel & Co., specializes in scholarly research in Irish studies.
Palo Alto, CA   US

Action Publishing

Action Publishing is a west coast independent publisher of quality children's picture books, juvenile and young adult fiction and non-fiction for all ages.
Glendale, CA   US

AiT/Planet Lar

AiT/Planet Lar is a pop-culture company dedicated to bringing high-quality entertainment to the masses through the creation of original projects or producing works deserving of wider recognition. Currently the company is focused on producing Original Graphic Novels to be distributed through mass-market bookstores,, and specialty bookshops around the world.
San Francisco, CA   US

AK Press

AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material.
Oakland, CA   US

Aldrich Publishing

Aldrich Publishing is a chapbook company that accepts free verse poetry. Unsolicited manuscripts are welcome year round. Authors are expected to be widely published in magazines and journals.
Torrance, CA   US

Alexander Publications

Publisher of books, training manuals and videos specially for electric utilities.
Newport Beach, CA   US

Alfred Publishing Co Inc

Educational music publisher since 1922.
Van Nuys, CA   US

Alternative Comics

Alternative Comics is a U.S. independent graphic novel and comic book publisher currently based in Cupertino, California. In addition to publishing creator-owned titles, Alternative Comics is also a noted publisher of anthologies.
Cupertino, CA   US

Alyson Books

Publisher of gay and lesbian books, including some erotica.
Los Angeles, CA   US

Amber Allen Publishing

Amber Allen focuses exclusively on personal development, inspirational, spiritual, and health-related books and audios that appeal to a large, general audience.
San Rafael, CA   US

AMMO Books

AMMO Books publishes exciting, one-of-a-kind visually charged books that always get noticed. We create "must-have" books with amazing design, thoughtful writing, and exquisite printing. We've built both an eclectic list and dedicated audience - one great book at a time!
Pasadena, CA   US

Analytics Press

Analytics Press teaches applied business analytics and critical thinking skills by publishing books, reports, course materials, and software, and by organizing seminars and workshops.
Piedmont, CA   US

Angel City Press

Angel City Press was established in 1992 and is dedicated to the publication of high-quality nonfiction books.
Santa Monica, CA   US

Ansmar Publishers

Publishers of Excel Math, a mathematics curriculum for Kindergarten through Sixth grade.
Poway, CA   US

Aquila Polonica

Aquila Polonica is an independent publishing house based in the U.S. and the U.K., founded in 2005 by Terry A. Tegnazian and Stefan Mucha. The company specializes in books based on eyewitness accounts in English, of Poland in World War II
Los Angeles, CA   US

Archive Editions

Publishes books and magazines related to motion pictures and filmmaking.
Los Angeles, CA   US

Archon Comics

Archon Comics is a LA-based comic book studio managed by Troy Dye and Tom Kelesides, writers of such comics as Shrek, Megamind and Puss In Boots.
Los Angeles, CA   US

Arktoi Books

An imprint of Red Hen Press, Eloise Klein Healy established Arktoi Books to publish literary works of high quality by lesbian writers.
Pasadena, CA   US

Asylum Press

Asylum Press is a publishing company that produces premium comic books and graphic novels within the horror, science fiction, and action genres.
Los Angeles, CA   US

Auad Publishing

Publisher of books on artists from the turn of the century to the "Golden Age of Illustration."
San Francisco, CA   US

Avalon Travel

Avalon travel guides feature a combination of practicality and spirit, offering a traveler-to-traveler perspective perfect for planning an afternoon hike, around-the-world journey, or anything in between. ATP publishes seven major series: Rick Steves, Moon Handbooks, Moon Metro, Moon Outdoors, Moon Living Abroad, Road Trip USA, and The Dog Lover's Companion.
Berkeley, CA   US

Balcony Press

Balcony Press was established in 1994 to publish art, architecture and design books emphasizing the cultural and historical aspects of design particularly in the Western United States.
Glendale, CA   US

Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Berrett-Koehler Publishers' publishing mission is to publish books that support the movement toward a more enlightened world of work and more free, open, humane, effective, and globally sustainable organizations.
San Francisco, CA   US

Black Bed Sheet Books

Publishers of books in the horror genre primarily, but Black Bed Sheet books also considers Fantasy, Science Fiction, Suspense, Young Adult, Contemporary, Thrillers, and anything else with a dark theme.
Antelope, CA   US

Blue Dolphin Publishing

Books and tapes on comparative cultural and spiritual traditions, psychology, self-help, healing, ecology, interspecies relationships, and increasing social awareness and conscious evolution.
Nevada City, CA   US

Bluestocking Press

The goal of Bluestocking Press is to publish books for students in subject areas that are generally considered beyond them or better left to experts.
Placerville, CA   US

Boaz Publishing

Boaz Publishing Company publishes fiction, poetry, and general non-fiction for sale through the book trade to general interest readers.
Albany, CA   US

Bored Feet Press

Publishers of books and maps for California and the West
Fort Bragg, CA   US

Boss Fight Books

Boss Fight Books, founded in Los Angeles in June 2013, publishes great books about classic video games. Each of our books will take a critical, creative, historical, and personal look at a single game.
Los Angeles, CA   US

Bridge House Books

Publishers of historical fiction and biography of the Western U.S.
Rancho Murieta, CA   US

Bristol Publishing Enterprise

Bristol Publishing Enterprises is a publisher of cookbooks, located in Hayward, California.
Hayward, CA   US

Bryan Edwards Publishing

Publisher of innovative medical references for higher education.
Orange, CA   US

Burning Shore Press

Established in 2005, Burning Shore Press is a publisher of serious "underground" literature and is based in Long Beach, California.
Long Beach, CA   US

C & T Publishing

Books about sewing, quilting and fabric arts.
Concord, CA   US

Cachuma Press

Publishers of natural history, travel and garden books for California.
Los Olivos, CA   US

Cadmus Editions

Cadmus publishes work by distinguished authors in carefully edited and designed limited editions.
Tiburon Belvedere, CA   US

Carousel Press

Carousel Press is based in Berkeley, California and specializes in books related to travel.
Berkeley, CA   US

Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco publishing cookbooks, craft titles, children's books, stationery, art, design, parenting, pop culture, travel, etc.
San Francisco, CA   US

City Lights Publishers

A bookstore-publishing combination located in San Francisco that publishes between ten to twelve books per year.
San Francisco, CA   US

Cleis Press

Cleis Press publishes provocative, intelligent books in the areas of sexuality, gay and lesbian studies, erotica, fiction, gender studies, and human rights
Berkeley, CA   US

Clover Park Press

Clover Park Press is a small publisher of biography and general non-fiction.
Santa Monica, CA   US

Concordant Publishing Concern

The Concordant Publishing Concern is a nondenominational, nonprofit association founded in 1909 for the purpose of disseminating the facts and truths of the ancient manuscripts of the Scriptures.
Santa Clarita, CA   US

Counterpoint Press

We are an author-driven publishing house that devotes all energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. Counterpoint publishes fiction, literature, and poetry in addition to nonfiction, including history, memoir, biography, and nature.
Berkeley, CA   US

Coyote Press

Coyote Press specializes in Archaeology, History, Prehistory, Ethnography, Linguistics, Rock Art, and Native American Studies of Western North America
Salinas, CA   US

Craftsman Book Company

A publisher of manuals and estimating references for the construction industry.
Carlsbad, CA   US

Creative Teaching Press

Creative Teaching Press publishes a wide variety of products for grades PreK–8, including teacher resource books, bulletin boards, borders, emergent readers, and charts.
Huntington Beach, CA   US

Crime Time Publishing

Publisher of books and information for private investigators.
Beverly Hills, CA   US

Critical Thinking Press

Publisher of critical thinking products for home and classroom use in mathematics, science, language arts, and history.
Seaside, CA   US

Daedalus Publishing

Publishers of non-fiction books about sexuality with a focus on leather/SM/fetish erotic play.
Los Angeles, CA   US

Daniel & Daniel Publishers Inc

Publishes under three different imprints: John Daniel & Company, Fithian Press, and Perseverance Press.
Mckinleyville, CA   US

Davies Publishing

Publishers of mock exams and test-prep books, CD-ROMs and DVDs.
Pasadena, CA   US

Dawn Publications

Dawn Publications is dedicated to inspiring in children a deeper understanding and appreciation for all life on Earth through books and educational materials.
Nevada City, CA   US

EKS Publishing

EKS Publishing Company specializes in books and auxiliary learning aids for mastering Classical Hebrew.
Berkeley, CA   US


Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.
Monterey, CA   US

Gander Publishing

Gander is proud to join Lindamood-Bell in its mission to help all students learn to their potential.Since 1986, Lindamood-Bell has been a leader in the education field in meeting the language, literacy, and math needs of all students.
San Luis Obispo, CA   US

Gateways Books & Tapes

Since 1971 Gateways has offered books on consciousness, metaphysics, self-transformation, inner work, the fourth way, transpersonal psychology, spiritual gaming, Judaica, and Afterlife Adventures.
Nevada City, CA   US

Genius Book Publishing

Genius Book Publishing is a genre press focused on speculative fiction. We are generally interested in science fiction, fantasy, horror, post-apocalyptic, superhero, and other genres, including combinations of these genres with others such as mystery, thriller, and romance. We will also consider books purely in the mystery, thriller, true crime, and romance genres (without a speculative element), which may be published under another imprint.
Encino, CA   US

Gingko Press

Gingko Press is a publisher of books and other artifacts of contemporary visual culture, design, and exploration. Official publisher of the works of Marshall McLuhan
Berkeley, CA   US

GLB Publishers

Publishers of books by and for Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals.
San Francisco, CA   US

Golden Elixir Press

Publisher of books about Taoism and Taoist Internal Alchemy (Neidan)
Stanford, CA   US

Gospel Light Publications

Publisher of Sunday School Curriculum, Vacation Bible School, Bible Lessons and Church ministry resources.
Ventura, CA   US

Grand Cyrus Press

Books about writers, actors and films.
San Francisco, CA   US

Great West Books

A publisher of books and maps and distributor for a unique group of independent publishers specializing in books on northern California.
Lafayette, CA   US

Green Integer

Essays, Manifestos, Statements, Speeches, Maxims, Epistles, Diaristic Jottings, Narratives, Natural histories, Poems, Plays, Performances, Ramblings, Revelations, and all such ephemera as may appear necessary to bring society into a slight tremolo of confusion and fright at least.
Los Angeles, CA   US

Half Full Press

Half Full Press is devoted to bringing unique books that explore special subjects in-depth to the attention of the public. As an independent company, we publish books we consider to be hidden gems.
Oakland, CA   US

Hameray Publishing Group

Hameray Publishing Group offers Innovative Books and Resources for Special Needs Students, Autism Spectrum Disorder, English Language Learners and Striving Readers in grades K-8.
San Diego, CA   US

Hammerhead Press

Scuba diving books and commercial diving books are what we publish at Hammerhead Press. Hammerhead Video produces exceptional educational materials and media including scuba diving DVDs, technical & commercial diving videos, and marine biology DVD videos.
Ventura, CA   US

Hay House

Hay House is one of the fastest-growing self-help and transformational publishers in the world, selling our products to more than 35 countries around the world. Our company currently publishes approximately 300 books and 350 audio programs by more than 130 authors, and employs a full-time staff of 100-plus.
Carlsbad, CA   US

Heroic Publishing

Publisher of Flare, Champions and other comic book titles, celebrating 25 years in the comic book industry.
Long Beach, CA   US

Heryin Publishing

Publishes oustanding children's picture books for readers of all ages.
Alhambra, CA   US

Heyday Books

Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution. We promote widespread awareness and celebration of California’s many cultures, landscapes, and boundary-breaking ideas. Through our well-crafted books, public events, and innovative outreach programs we are building a vibrant community of readers, writers, and thinkers.
Berkeley, CA   US

Imagine Publishers

Publisher of Spanish language self improvement books.
Santa Ana, CA   US

Jain Publishing Company

Jain Publishing Company publishes college textbooks and supplements, professional and scholarly references, as well as books for the general reader.
Fremont, CA   US

Key Curriculum Press

Key Curriculum Press develops inquiry-based mathematics and science textbooks, software, online services, and professional development.

Key Curriculum press was acquired by McGraw-Hill Education in August 2012.
Emeryville, CA   US


Publishing how-to books from juggling to science for kids.
Palo Alto, CA   US

Komenar Publishing

KOMENAR Publishing believes a novel should be a compelling read. Readers are entitled to stories with strong forward momentum, engaging and dynamic characters, and evocative settings.
Walnut Creek, CA   US

Lavolta Press

Lavolta Press publishes high-quality books on historic costuming and vintage clothing. Our readers include people involved in reenactment and living history, theater and film costumers, vintage clothing collectors and dealers, steampunkers, goths, vintage dancers, doll artists, needleworkers, and historical novelists.
San Francisco, CA   US

Law Tech Publishing

LawTech Publishing Co. publishes Law enforcement related, criminal justice field reference publications, promotional study guides, legal and code reference manuals, as well as college textbooks.
San Clemente, CA   US

Left Coast Press

Left Coast Press, Inc., is a publisher of academic and professional materials in the humanities, social sciences, and related professional disciplines. We produce a wide range of products in a specific set of fields, including anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, and qualitative research.
Walnut Creek, CA   US

Mad River Press

The Mad River Press publishes and sells Natural History Books and specializes in books on the systematics and biology of fungi, particularly mushrooms.
Eureka, CA   US

Magpie Publications

Publishers of California history books for education.
Alamo, CA   US

Manic D Press

Publishing "interesting books for interesting people"
San Francisco, CA   US

Michael Wiese Productions

Leading publisher of film books on writing, directing and creating movies.
Studio City, CA   US

Mike Murach & Associates

Publisher of quality computer programming books.
Fresno, CA   US

Music Business Registry

We have been publishing contact directories for the Music Industry since 1992 – that’s all we do to make sure you have the best contact information available for the people you need to reach in the Music Industry.
Los Angeles, CA   US

Native Ink Press

Native Ink Press is dedicated to publishing the best in non-fiction and children’s books. Starting in 2013, Native Ink Press has a very small acceptance rate and looks for the best stories out there.
Monrovia, CA   US

New World Library

Passionate about the mind-body-spirit books we publish, for 35 years we've helped readers transform their lives and the world.
Novato, CA   US

No Starch Press

No Starch Press publishes the finest in geek entertainment — distinctive books on computing, such as bestsellers Steal This Computer Book, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Practical Packet Analysis, and The Manga Guides.
San Francisco, CA   US

Nordskog Publishing

Nordskog entered the book publishing industry in 2006, specializing in Christian books in a new series of “Meaty, Tasty, and Easily Digestible Theological Offerings.” The company plans on publishing children’s books, devotional and inspirational novels, books about heroes of the faith and of the founding of the nation, and other Christian heroes in history.
Ventura, CA   US

O’Reilly Media

A media company established by Tim O'Reilly that publishes books and Web sites and produces conferences on computer technology topics.
Sebastopol, CA   US

Origin Press

Origin Press publishes books in practical spirituality, psychology, self-help, global religion, philosophy, progressive business and politics, ufology, visionary fiction, and related subjects.
San Rafael, CA   US

Orion Publishing

Orion publishes Protestant faith-based books for children, youth and adults.
Ukiah, CA   US

Oro Editions

ORO Editions is dedicated to publishing world-class bespoke architecture, art & design books, and multimedia publications that celebrate creativity and an unique design spirit.
Novato, CA   US

Paton Professional

Paton Professional publishes quality, standards, and regulatory compliance-related books, videos, and newsletters.
Chico, CA   US

Peachpit Press

Publishing books on graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, Web design and development, digital video, and general computing since 1986.
Berkeley, CA   US

Pink Unicorn Publishing

Books on conflict resolution from a spiritual perspective
Westlake Village, CA   US

Puddle Dancer Press

PuddleDancer Press is the premier publisher of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) related books.
Encinitas, CA   US

Puddle Dancer Press

Founded in 1998, PuddleDancer Press is the premier publisher of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) related books. Our small team is committed to developing the highest-quality NVC learning materials, and to help ensure continued access to these materials worldwide.
Encinitas, CA   US

Resource Publications

Resource Publications is a privately owned publisher of resources for worship, ministry, and religious education.
San Jose, CA   US

Rocín Publishing

Rocín is an independent press founded on a belief in everything the printed book can be. Rocín publishes books of narrative non-fiction that tell essential stories.
Vacaville, CA   US

Rodmell Press

Founded in 1988 by Donald Moyer and Linda Cogozzo, Rodmell Press publishes books on yoga, Buddhism, aikido, and Taoism.
Berkeley, CA   US

Rose Publishing

Rose Publishing publishes and distributes easy-to-use Bible reference material, especially Bible study charts, maps, and time lines.
Torrance, CA   US

Sage Publications

SAGE was founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE now publishes over 800 books a year, over 850 journals – including those of more than 300 learned societies and institutions – across a broad range of subject areas encompassing business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Alongside this SAGE has a growing suite of innovative library products such as archives, data, case studies, video and the highly successful online tool SAGE Research Methods. SAGE remains majority-owned by our founder, who has ensured that the company will remain permanently independent.
Thousand Oaks, CA   US

Salem Press

Award-winning, literary and historical reference materials. Salem Press also provides scientific, medical and legal reference, in print and online.
Pasadena, CA   US

Santa Monica Press

Santa Monica Press has been publishing an eclectic line of books since 1994. Our list of lively and modern non-fiction titles includes books in such categories as popular culture, film history, photography, humor, biography, travel, and reference.
Solana Beach, CA   US

Savas Beatie

Publishes historical titles.
El Dorado Hills, CA   US

Science & Behavior Books

Science & Behavior Books is a small publishing house that travels the innovative edges of counseling psychology, family therapy, and human behavior.
Palo Alto, CA   US

Science Thrillers Media

ScienceThrillers Media is a new, boutique book publisher specializing in fiction and popular nonfiction with scientific or medical themes. We are building our list now.
Sacramento, CA   US

Shalako Press

Shalako Press is a small independent publishing company dedicated to publishing a few quality books a year, with a focus on books with American Western themes, both historical and contemporary.
Oakdale, CA   US

Sikana Publishing

Publishers of children's literature and educational materials in Language Arts and Reading Comprehension for the educational publishing and assessment industry.
Napa, CA   US

Solano Press

Solano Press Books is a California publishing house specializing in land use, planning law, urban affairs, and environmental subjects. Our publications have earned a reputation for being definitive references on a wide variety of land use and land use-related legal matters.
Point Arena, CA   US

Spotted Dog Press

Spotted Dog Press publishes non-fiction books about California and the West.
Bishop, CA   US

Stone Bridge Press

Stone Bridge Press was established in Berkeley, California, in 1989 and has about 150 titles in print, covering such Japan-related areas as language, business, literature, manga, design, and culture.
Albany, CA   US

Story Nature Press

Story Nature Press publishes internationally and domestically themed travel guidebooks.
Artesia, CA   US

Stout William Publishers

Publishers of out of print source books for architects and landscape designers.
Richmond, CA   US

Synergistic Press

Synergistic Press was founded in 1968, publishing an eclectic list of titles appealing to a wide range of reader interests.
San Francisco, CA   US

The Paragon Agency

Publishers of history and historical fiction books.
Orange, CA   US

The Planning Shop

The Planning Shop specializes in books, tools, and resources for entrepreneurship and small business. Our products are practical, hands-on, and based on the real-world experiences of successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, lenders, and seasoned business experts.
Redwood City, CA   US

The Rutter Group

Since 1979, The Rutter Group (TRG) has provided the California and federal legal community with the most authoritative and practical publications and programs available. TRG publishes the California and Rutter Group Practice Guides, authored by some of the most widely-respected judges and lawyers.
Encino, CA   US

Travelers’ Tales

Founded in 1993, Travelers' Tales publishes the best travel writing from world-famous authors and emerging writers, with the goal to inspire and enlighten readers through true stories by travelers who have explored the depths of their experiences. The award-winning series includes: country and regional guides; books that explore the themes of women's travel, spirituality, food, humor, and adventure; travel advice books; single-author travel narratives; and Travelers' Tales Classics, a series which introduces out-of-print favorites of travel literature to a new audience.
Palo Alto , CA   US

UCSF Nursing Press

UCSF Nursing Press publishes high quality books in the fields of nursing and health care.
San Francisco, CA   US

Ulysses Press

For five of the last eight years, Ulysses Press has been named one of the fastest-growing small publishers by Publishers Weekly. Beyond market-driven, Ulysses Press focuses on highly targeted niche groups that aren’t being offered the books they want by the big corporate-owned New York houses.
Berkeley, CA   US

Underwood Books

publisher specializing in Fantasy Art & Science Fiction, and Self Help/Health related titles.
Nevada City, CA   US


Publisher of books, proceedings and papers for the American Astronautical Society about Mars Exploration, Space Travel, Planetary Missions, JPL, Mission Control, NASA, Astronomy, Astronautics, Science, Astrophysics, Spaceflight Dynamics, the History of space research, manned missions, planetary studies, satellite technologies, man-machine interaction, effects of cosmic radiation, colonization, rocketry & rockets, shuttles and space stations, interstellar probes, and much more.
Escondido, CA   US

University of California Press

University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Its activities are supported by the UC Press Foundation and by philanthropic contributions from individuals and institutions.
Berkeley, CA   US

UnTechnical Press

Our mission is to simplify and humanize technology, through books for writers and books for computer beginners.
Grass Valley, CA   US

Viz Media, LLC

US publisher of Japanese anime and manga animation and comics for English-speaking audiences.
San Francisco, CA   US

Walter Foster Publishing Inc

Specializes in art instruction books.
Laguna Hills, CA   US

Write IT Well

Write It Well (formerly Advanced Communication Designs, Inc.) was founded in 1980 to help people in the workplace communicate clearly and work together effectively.
Oakland, CA   US