Game and Hobby Book Publishers

Annotated listing of publishers of books about games and hobbies.

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

Atomic Overmind Press

Atomic Overmind Press is an Alexandria, Virginia-based publishing house, founded in 2008. The Overmind and its creative partners are dedicated to bringing the best in esoteric science-fiction, fantasy, horror, fringe culture, and hobby gaming to a global audience.

    Alexandria, VA   US

Bitmap Books

Founded by graphic designer Sam Dyer, Bitmap Books is an award-winning independent publisher of retro gaming books. The company aims to celebrate the software, hardware, developers, and code shops that laid down the foundations for the billion-dollar industry we know and love today.

    Bath,   UK

Blue River Press

Blue River Press publishes books on sport, health, fitness, education, games, popular culture, travel, regional interest and other genres, Blue River Press has more than 100 books and e-books in print and is distributed nationally by Cardinal Publishers Group.

    Indianapolis, IN   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

Downingfield Press

Downingfield Press is an independent book publisher based in Melbourne with a global reach. Our mission is to publish emerging authors. We strive to produce interesting content bound in affordable, high-quality, and well-designed books. We focus on cultural value when selecting works to publish.

    Pascoe Vale, VIC   AU

Klutz

Publishing how-to books from juggling to science for kids.

    Palo Alto, CA   US

Krause Publications

We pride ourselves in supplying collectors and hobbyists with the information and instruction they need to enjoy their hobby even more. There's something for everyone from antique collectors to comic book collectors, old cars fans, hunters and shooters, sewers and quilts, coin collectors and more. Krause Publications joined the F+W Publications, Inc. family in July 2002.

    Iola, WI   US

Laurence King Publishers

Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is now recognised as one of the world's leading publishers of books on the creative arts.

    London, England   UK

Lucky Spool Media

Publishers of illustrated books in the areas of sewing, quilting and knitting. We take the time and care to create beautiful, accurate books that enrich the work you are already doing and inspire you to continue learning new and challenging techniques. We welcome anyone interested in our craft to learn, be inspired and encourage one another from a place of tolerance and mutual respect for everything that makes us unique.

    San Francisco, CA   US

Master Point Press

While primarily interested in books on contract bridge, MPP also publishes books on other games and intellectual pursuits.

    Toronto, ON   CA

Octopus Publishing

Octopus is a leading publisher of non-fiction books. We have extensive experience of working with high profile authors, trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market leading books. Our imprints each have their own identity and all publish highly successful titles of outstanding quality and content. They include Aster, Cassell, Conran Octopus, Endeavour, Gaia Books, Godsfield, Hamlyn, Ilex, Kyle, Miller’s, Mitchell Beazley, Monoray, Philip's, Pyramid, Spruce and Summersdale.

    London, England   UK

Outland Entertainment

Outland Entertainment is a publisher specializing in innovative works of speculative fiction, comics, graphic novels, and games. We’ve developed a variety of intellectual property to build a large and varied library of fiction, comics, graphic novels, and games. In 2017, Outland Entertainment acquired Ragnarok Publications and brought an incredible library of intellectual property, anthologies, and a distribution deal through Independent Publishers Group (IPG) into the fold.

    Kansas City, MO   US

Pomegranate Communications

Pomegranate is a leading publisher of award-winning books and gift products. With a focus on fine art and illustration, Pomegranate collaborates with individual artists as well as museums, galleries, and libraries across the world. Since 1968, we have been creating a wealth of unique products, from books and calendars to home décor and games for children. As an independent, family-owned company based in Portland, Oregon, we value quality, excellent customer service, and innovative ideas. We continually introduce new formats and designs, with the mission to inspire through art.

    Portland, OR   US

Ryland Peters & Small

Ryland Peters & Small and CICO Books is an independent, illustrated publisher creating beautifully produced books in the areas of interior design, food and drink, craft, mindfulness and spirituality, health, humour and pop culture. We also produce delightful gifts and stationery, as well as a cracking range of books for kids!

    London, England   US

Squadron Signal Publications

Squadron/Signal provides a vast and interesting range of subjects and well illustrated formats to fill the equally varied needs of enthusiasts, historians and modelers in there quest to find that special knowledge that makes the hobby worthwhile.

    Carrollton, TX   US

The Mad Duck Coalition

The Mad Duck Coalition publishing house is a haven for the intellectually curious. A flock of brave mad men and women, we are interested in unique ideas, excellent observations, and engaging prose. We place authorial integrity, intellectual rigor, and passionate pursuits above all else. This is the Mad Duck Coalition, where exceptional and pioneering people take flight. Big Ripple Books: Big Ripple Books is The Mad Duck Coalition’s first imprint. As such, it is the nesting place for quality prose narratives, fiction and non-fiction. Memoirs, experiments, and bona fide literature, you’ll find the best duckin’ stuff here. Bottoms Up Journal: In The Weeds Provocations is the first half of The Mad Duck Coalition’s academic imprints for leading academic vanguards, excuse us, avant-gardes: the heart and soul of intellectual Academia! Books and tomes—all transparently peer reviewed—fit to be the one stop shop for all your research needs! Flights of Fancy Publications: Flights of Fancy Publications is The Mad Duck Coalition’s speculative imprint. Cozy up to the fire and let these engaging, smart genre stories fly you someplace else. Mind you, they’re not necessarily pretty places to visit, but you will enjoy the flight. the flight.

    New York, NY   US