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Abrams Books

Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in the creation and distribution of art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company publishes visually stunning illustrated books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior and garden design, craft, architecture, entertainment, fashion, sports, and pop culture, as well as children's books and general interest titles.
New York, NY   US

Acadian House Publishing

A publisher of non-fiction titles that cover a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary. These include biographies, histories and business success stories, as well as books that are motivational and inspirational titles that deal with philosophy, theology and heroism.
Lafayette, LA   US

Agate Publishing

Publishes under three imprints: Surrey which focuses on food, dining, nutrition, and entertaining; B2 Books publishing business; and Bolden, which publishes fiction and non-fiction by African-American authors.
Evanston, IL   US

Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent publisher, producing approximately 250 new titles each year including literary and commercial fiction, a broad range of general non fiction, academic and professional titles and books for children and young adults. Imprints include Allen & Unwin, Arena, Crows Nest and Inspired Living (MBS).
Crows Nest, NSW   AU

Allison and Busby

Independent Publishers Since 1967 - publishing an array of books, from crime and thrillers to literary, historical and women's fiction, to fantasy, memoirs, and books on popular culture.
London,   UK

Amador Publishers

Specializes in fiction and biography of unique worth and appeal, outside the purview of mainstream publishing.
Albuquerque, NM   US

Andrews McMeel

Known for cutting-edge comics and best-selling humor, cookbook, puzzle, and children's books, Andrews McMeel has a passion for publishing original talent and delighting readers with innovative books and gifts that are worth sharing.
Kansas City, MO   US

Arsenal Pulp Press

Arsenal Pulp Press is a book publisher in Vancouver, Canada with over 200 titles currently in print, which include literary fiction and nonfiction; cultural and gender studies; gay, lesbian, and multicultural literature; cookbooks; and guidebooks.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Ash Grove Press

Publisher of board games based on Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, as well as a cookbook.
Prairie Village, KS   US

Bear Wallow Publishers Inc

Publishers of small cookbooks with old recipes, old-fashioned art and historical notes.
Indianapolis, IN   US

Bess Press Inc

Bess Press, Inc. has been publishing for Hawai'i and the Pacific since 1979. For over 30 years the family-owned business has been producing educational and popular general interest titles about the region.
Honolulu, HI   US


Biblioasis is a literary press based in Windsor, Ontario, committed to publishing the best poetry, fiction and non-fiction in beautifully crafted editions.
Windsor, ON   CA

Big Earth Publishing

Big Earth Publishing is committed to being more than just a publisher of good books. We are a family of independent publishers with a unified purpose—to provide our readers with compelling stories and ideas that inform and inspire us all.
Boulder, CO   US

Big Sky Publishing

Big Sky Publishing is an Australian owned, independent publisher specialising in producing the highest quality non-fiction books and corporate products. We are passionate about what we do and work closely with our authors and clients to produce books and products of exceptional quality and design. Our specialisation includes the following areas:

History, Military History, Self-help, Autobiography, Business, Careers, Environment, How to/Practical Guides, Health, Humour, Lifestyle, Indigenous Studies, Women’s and Men’s Interest, Corporate Publications .
Newport, NSW   AU

Book Publishing Co

Publishing books on natural health and wellness, raw food diets and vegetarianism.
Summertown, TN   US

Boulder Publications

Boulder Publications is an independent Canadian book publishing company headquartered in Newfoundland & Labrador, with an office in Nova Scotia.
Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, NL   CA

Breakwater Books

Breakwater Books Ltd. was founded in 1973. Initially, its sole purpose was to publish materials that preserved the unique culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Maritime provinces. In recent years, Breakwater has successfully begun publishing cutting edge literature in all genres, including children’s books, literary and commercial fiction, educational curricula, non-fiction, and poetry, while at the same time continuing to support its culturally significant backlist titles.
St. John’s, NL   CA

Bright Mountain Books Inc

Publishes books about and by authors who are from the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Fairview, NC   US

Bristol Publishing Enterprise

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

Bryler Publications

We focus on new and emerging Canadian authors. We look for books that are unique, providing readers with something other than the standard commercial fiction already lining bookstore shelves. We work closely with our authors to help mould their stories into something worthy and lasting and in doing so, allow them to become an integral part of the publishing process.
Chester, NS   CA

Cedar Fort Inc

Cedar Fort, LLC is a Springville, Utah publishing company that focuses on publishing uplifting content targeted at both the LDS and non-LDS communities.
Springville, UT   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

Clear Light Publishers

An independent publisher of books that enhance the human spirit and provide insight into the beauty and wisdom of Native American, Hispanic, Tibetan and traditional cultures around the world. Categories include art, children’s, cookbooks, fiction, history, Native American, Southwest and local books about Santa Fe, Albuquerque and New Mexico.

Filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy Oct. 26, 2012.
Santa Fe, NM   US

Company’s Coming Pub

Company's Coming is the publisher of Canada's most popular cookbooks and now publishes a series of craft books and organizers. Founded in 1981, the Company's Coming series comprises over 200 cookbooks, each on a single subject. It was acquired by Lone Pine Publishing in 2011.
Edmonton, AB   CA

Cookbook Resources LLC

Cookbook Resources, LLC publishes quick and easy cookbooks with family recipes.
Lewisville, TX   US

Council Oak Books

Independent press with titles on Native Americans, health, feminism, and spirituality.
Tulsa, OK   US

Countryman Press

We publish about 70 books per year and currently have more than 350 books in print. The subjects of our books include travel, food, gardening, country living, nature, New England history, and crafts.
Woodstock, VT   US

CQ Products

Publisher of giftbooks and journals, cookbooks and nostalgic children's books
Waverly, IA   US

DK Publishing

DK Publishing is the publisher known for its distinctive, highly visual books, ebooks and apps that inform, inspire and entertain readers of all ages. DK also publishes the award-winning Eyewitness series for children and Eyewitness Travel Guides.
New York, NY   US

Eating Fresh Publications

Eating Fresh is a publishing and information services company and consulting firm that connects home cooks, professional chefs, restaurateurs, food enthusiasts, and consumers to taste, health, and community benefits of locally grown and raised foods.
Haverford, PA   US

Fair Winds Press

Fair Winds Press offers nonfiction books in a range of practical categories, including nutrition & cookery, fitness, parenting, beauty, treating sickness, mental health, and using new medicine.
Beverly, MA   US

Far Country Press

Farcountry Press specializes in photography books, children’s series, and regional history titles nationwide.
Helena, MT   US

Firefly Books

Firefly Books Ltd., established in 1977, is a North American publisher of non-fiction and distributor of non-fiction and children's books. Firefly's goal is to bring readers beautifully produced books written by experts at reasonable prices.
Richmond Hill, ON   CA

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Fitzhenry & Whiteside encourages new talent and Canadian authors and illustrators. The firm specializes in history, biography, childrens’ fiction and non-fiction, young adult and mid-level readers, e-books, poetry, sports, reference, photographic titles, cookbooks, travel, and lifestyle books.
Markham, ON   CA

Flanker Press

Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.
St. John’s, NL   CA


Formac publishes quality books about Canada’s Maritime provinces or by Maritime authors.
Halifax, NS   CA

Gibbs Smith

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2009, Gibbs Smith specializes in beautifully illustrated lifestyle books covering topics such as interior design, architecture, cooking, children's, home, green/sustainable and more.
Layton, UT   US

Glenbridge Publishing

Welcome to Glenbridge Publishing founded in 1986. Publisher of hard cover and soft cover/paperback books as well as digital fiction and non-fiction books.
Centennial, CO   US

Great American Publishers

Great American Publishers is a traditional small press publishing books and cookbooks by various authors.
Lena, MS   US

Harbour Publishing

Harbour is well known for the Raincoast Chronicles, a series of anthologies on BC coast history and culture, of which twenty have now been produced. Harbour is also the publisher of over four hundred titles, including the bestselling Fishing with John by Edith Iglauer; The Encyclopedia of British Columbia and many BC Book Prize-winning books
Madeira Park, BC   CA

Harper Collins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. Headquartered in New York, the company is a subsidiary of News Corporation.
New York, NY   US

Harvard Common Press

The Harvard Common Press of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the nation’s leading publishers of high-quality cookbooks and parenting books.
Boston, MA   US


Hatherleigh publishes books in the areas of health, wellness, fitness, living with chronic diseases, etc.
Hobart, NY   US

Hatherleigh Press

Hatherleigh is dedicated to publishing reliable and authoritative content in healthy living. Projects are carefully selected for relevance and interest to knowledge-seeking consumers.
Hobart, NY   US

Henry Holt

Henry Holt and Company Publishers has, for over a century, published writers that define their era and endure far beyond it. Founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt, Henry Holt is one of the oldest trade publishers in the United States.
New York, NY   US

Hope & Allen Publishing

Hope and Allen Publishing is a publisher of unique "how to" books, distinctive poetry
and exceptional cookbooks. Illustrated with original works of art, each book is
attentively printed and bound, keeping the content, use and reader in mind.
Grants Pass, OR   US

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HMH publishes acclaimed books for adults and kids in the fields of literature, science, sports, history, cooking, guides, and current affairs.
Boston, MA   US

Igloo Books

Specialising in both adult and children’s books for the mass market, Igloo books are a Top 10 UK children’s publisher in their own right. IglooBooks has relationships with customers in over 60 countries and, at last count, 37 languages.
Northants,   UK

Imagine Publishing

Imagine Publishing and its imprints were formed in 2009 by father/son team Charles Nurnberg and Jeremy Nurnberg, with titles covering science & nature, music & art, sports, reference, and the magic of knowledge, among a multitude of subjects. Currently, they publish 25 books per year.
Morganville, NJ   US

Ironwood Press

Specializes in publishing gardening books, particularly for gardeners in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas--the arid West. It is our goal to produce
up-to-date, regionalized how-to books that include new approaches to traditional gardening subjects.
Littleton, CO   US

Islandport Press

Islandport is a dynamic, award-winning publisher dedicated to stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. Adult titles are primarily non-fiction, but also include some fiction, gift, and other trade titles, including food, art, humor, and novelty. Children's picture books, story books, middle grade chapter books, and young adult titles are also published.
Yarmouth, ME   US

Joggling Board Press

Joggling Board Press is a Charleston-based independent publishing company dedicated to the production of fiction and non-fiction books of quality that amplify the history, culture and character of the American southeast. In the ten years that it has been in operation, the press has garnered an inordinately large number of regional and national awards.
Charleston, SC   US

John F. Blair, Publisher

John F. Blair publishes five to 10 new books each year. We specialize in regional nonfiction with an emphasis on history, travel, cookbooks, folklore, and biography. We publish only one or two works of fiction each year. Fiction submitted to us should have some connection to the Southeast.
Winston-Salem, NC   US

Jonathan David Publishers

Jonathan David became known in the industry as the premier publisher of popular Judaica, but it expanded its reach by including more general-interest works of a secular nature. Sports, cooking, reference, and how-to titles joined its growing list.
Middle Village, NY   US

Lake Isle Press

Established in 1990, Lake Isle Press publishes quality nonfiction, specializing in cooking, health, and art-related titles. Timely, user friendly, and culturally diverse, our books are designed for a popular audience. We take particular pride in our cookbooks that celebrate the art of cooking for the home cook.
New York, NY   US

LSU Press

LSU Press is a nonprofit book publisher dedicated to the publication of scholarly, general interest, and regional books.
Baton Rouge, LA   US

McClanahan Publishing

Publishers of books on cooking, dining, travel, history, sports, gardening, ghosts, and humor plus children's books.

McClanahan books are sold throughout Kentucky and the South in book and gift shops, fine department stores, museums, on national shopping networks, and in a variety of other retail sources.
Princeton, KY   US

Menasha Ridge Press

Covering the outdoors, wilderness sport, wildlife, cooking, history, dining, and travel worldwide, the award-winning, best-selling books and series produced by Menasha Ridge Press are widely recognized for their innovation, authority, and scrupulous attention to detail.
Birmingham, AL   US

MJM Grande Publishing Co.

Mexican food with a bold new attitude.
Calgary, AB   CA

Mud Puddle

Mud Puddle, Inc. is an independently-owned publishing, packaging and product development company located in New York City. We specialize in creating books, kits, toys and other products that offer exceptional value. Our goal is always to create a tactile experience that is beautiful, informative and engaging.
New York, NY   US


Publishing the memoirs, adventures, and inspirations of Northern authors.
Eagle River, AK   US

Opal Creek Press

At Opal Creek Press, we pride ourselves in producing the highest quality books possible. From project selection and editorial, clear through to design and printing, we take special care to deliver the very best. Our books cover a wide range of styles and interests, but all of them fulfill our promise to deliver a quality product.
Salem, OR   US

Oxmoor House

Publishes craft, cooking, gardening, and decorating titles.
Des Moines, IA   US

Palmer/Pletsch Publishing

Palmer/Pletsch was established by Pati Palmer and Susan Pletsch in 1974. The company publishes books on fashion sewing, home decorating, image, and the business of teaching sewing. Palmer/Pletsch books are known for quality because their techniques are developed not through research, but through experience. The company also produces DVDs and a line of sewing-related products.
Vancouver, WA   US

Pelican Publishing Company

Pelican Publishing Company was established in 1926. Its history is tied to such names as William Faulkner, whose first trade publication was published by Pelican. Pelican enjoys national recognition as a medium-sized company with a backlist of over 2,500 titles and fifty to sixty new titles produced yearly. As a general trade publisher, Pelican is presently the largest independent trade book publisher in the South.
Gretna, LA   US

Peter Pauper Press Inc

Publishers of humor and gift books, stationery, journals, engagement calendars, personal organizers, children's activity and picture books, and novelty formats.
White Plains, NY   US

Pronghorn Press

Books in a wide variety of genres in traditional and digital formats as well as downloadable unabridged audio books
Greybull, WY   US

Quail Ridge Press Inc

Quail Ridge Press publishes the 'Best of the Best' cookbook series, spotlighting the best recipes from America's local cookbooks. Also publishes some regional children's picture books and inspirational titles.
Brandon, MS   US

Random House

Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, publishes books in nearly every category.
New York, NY   US

Red Rock Press

Red Rock is an independent book publisher based in New York City and Telluride, Colorado. We aim to produce beautiful, entertaining gift books for adults and for children.
New York, NY   US

River Road Press

River Road Press LLC was founded in 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our mission is to publish local and regional authors, with a focus on history, children's books, and Louisiana culture. River Road Press is a boutique publisher, committed to publishing the highest quality books, and encourages collaboration and artistic partnership with our authors, illustrators, photographers, and artists.
Metairie, LA   US

Riverbend Publishing

Publishers of history, cookbooks, literature, and books on Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. We distribute wildflower guides, photo books, and poetry for other local publishers.
Helena, MT   US

Sandlapper Publishing

Sandlapper Publishing is a regional, independent publisher and distributor of books about the South, primarily South Carolina. Operating since 1983, we specialize in nonfiction in the areas of history, travel, cooking,recreation, photography, natural history, and folklore. Subjects of special interest are Gullah, slavery,plantations, lighthouses, the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the Palmetto State's natural history.
Orangeburg, SC   US

Spinner Publications

Spinner Publications is an independent, nonprofit cultural organization whose purpose is to preserve and
promote the history and culture of southeastern New England. We do this primarily
through the publication of books. Our aim is to show how people’s lives have impacted
communities in the region, and to portray the culture as it realized by members of the
communities. We are interested in historical narratives, memoirs, photography, art,
oral history, biography, poetry, fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, and documents
that tell stories of the people and culture of southeastern New England.
New Bedford, MA   US

Touchwood Editions

TouchWood Editions has been publishing books of literary merit about Canada’s West for twenty years.
Victoria, BC   CA

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

Twenty 12 Publishing

Humor/cookbook publisher."Follow the Philosophy of Miserable Meal Making and your friends will be running from your table in no time flat. "
Phoenix, AZ   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

University of Western Australia Publishing

Producers of beautiful books that bristle and shimmer with life - books with big stories, big ideas and a strong sense of place, UWA Publishing fosters local writing that explores Western Australian and Australian identity, and seeks fresh voices of international origin.

We harbour a worldly outlook attuned to dynamic social engagement; our books are intended as discussion pieces, designed to inform, challenge and enliven our readers.
Perth, WA   AU

University Press of Mississippi

The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the south and its culture to the nation and the world.
Jackson, MS   US

Whitecap Books

Whitecap Books is one of Canada's leading book publishers with a diverse list featuring high-quality, visually appealing books on food, wine, health and well-being, regional history, and regional guidebooks.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Willow Creek Press

Willow Creek Press is a publisher whose primary commitment is to publish books specializing in nature, outdoor and sporting topics, gardening, wildlife and animal books, and cookbooks
Minocqua, WI   US

Workman Publications

Workman Publishing Company, a medium-sized independent publisher, is the creator of award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and fun, educational children’s titles, as well as gardening, humor, self-help, and business books. The Workman Publishing Company also includes Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Artisan, HighBridge Audio, Storey Publishing and Timber Press.
New York, NY   US