PublishersArchive.com

Directory of book publishers, literary awards, book events and more

Mystery Book Publishers

21st Century Publishing, LLC

21st Century is a curator of creative fiction and non-fiction. Our primary subject areas of interest are in contemporary social issues, including but not limited to, politics and political satire, legal topics and thrillers, women’s issues, sports and young-adult fiction.
East Berlin, CT   US

Academy Chicago

Founded by husband and wife Jordan and Anita Miller, Academy Chicago Publishers has published over two hundred books and continues to accept submissions. ACP is one of the oldest publishing houses in Chicago.
Chicago, IL   US

Akashic Books

Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate publishers.
Brooklyn, NY   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

Amphorae Publishing Group

Amphorae Publishing Group is a traditional publishing house based in St. Louis, MO, and houses three imprints.
Blank Slate Press publishes Historical, Crime, Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, and Literary Fiction.
Walrus Publishing publishes SciFi, Romance, Regional, and Humor
Treehouse Publishing Group publishes Picture books, Middle Grade, and YA, both fiction and nonfiction
St. Louis, MO   US

Arkham House

Arkham House is a publishing house specializing in weird fiction founded in Sauk City, Wisconsin in 1939 by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei to preserve in hardcover the best fiction of H. P. Lovecraft. The company's name is derived from Lovecraft's fictional New England city, Arkham. Arkham House editions are noted for the quality of their printing and binding.
Sauk City, WI   US

Avalon Books

On Jun. 4, 2012 Amazon.com announced it had purchased the rights to Avalon's backlist. Avalon books will be published under the West Coast imprints of Amazon Publishing, including Montlake Romance and Thomas & Mercer.
New York, NY   US

Back Hall Press

Back Hall Press is a digital-first publisher serving up thoughtful, character-driven genre fiction by writers you'll love. With a focus on women and non-binary readers, we look for stories, styles and voices that mainstream channels don't often provide.
Mission
Las Vegas, NV   US

Bancroft Press

Bancroft Press is an Independent Publisher with over 20 years in print. We publish what we love.

Virtually every genre is represented by one of our fine authors; this is owed to their individual ability to tell a good story. From classic literature to political memoirs, from illustrated picture books to gripping suspense thrillers – the key is in the quality.
Baltimore, MD   US

Barking Rain Press

Barking Rain Press is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. We publish novel and novella-length trade paperbacks, eBooks and hardcover editions of contemporary literature and fiction in a wide variety of fiction genres including crime, horror, mysteries, romance, science fiction, fantasy, westerns, thrillers, young adult, and historical fiction. We have open submissions periods in February and August of every year.
Vancouver, WA   US

Belgrave House

Belgrave House offers ebooks of previously (paper) published fiction. We are especially noted for womens fiction, mysteries, contemporary, historical and paranormal romance.
Plano, TX   US

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

Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing.
New York, NY   US

Bridge Works Press

Bridge Works Publishing is a small press dedicated to mainstream quality fiction and nonfiction. Since its founding in 1992 by Barbara and Warren Phillips, it has become known for discovering and launching the careers of talented new authors.
Bridgehampton, NY   US

Brucedale Press

Since 1994, The Brucedale Press has published words from here - the Queen's Bush and Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada - that offer good reading anywhere. The Brucedale Press is a division of BROAD HORIZONS BOOKS Bruce County's most experienced bookseller, with headquarters in Port Elgin, Ontario. Our fine books present the area as seen by talented writers, artists, and photographers.
Port Elgin, ON   CA

Canterbury House Publishing

Canterbury House Publishing, Ltd. (CHP), publishes wholesome quality fiction and memoir of an inspirational nature and of the romantic suspense and mystery genres with an emphasis on colorful Southern U.S. regional settings.
Sarasota, FL   US

Cave Hollow Press

A small Missouri Press dedicated to promoting great writing from Missouri and the surrounding Midwest
Warrensburg, MO   US

Cerebro Press

Founded in the heart of the south, Cerebro Press was established with one goal in mind: to publish the best dark fiction available from America's talented authors. In addition to fiction for adults, Cerebro publishes science fiction/fantasy for teens/young adults.
Knoxville, TN   US

Comfort Publishing

Comfort Publishing is a full-service publishing company producing an array of award-winning books in both fiction & non-fiction categories.
Concord, NC   US

Constable & Robinson

Independent publishers of non fiction and fiction books, novels and ebooks including bestsellers and award winners.

Our fiction books include crime fiction from C&R Crime, the award-winning Corsair and Canvas fiction imprints, and the best in science fiction, horror fiction, fantasy fiction and erotic fiction from Mammoth books. Our non fiction books include biography and memoir, current affairs books, history books, humour and gift books, the respected Overcoming series of self help books and How To and Right Way reference books on a multitude of subjects.

In 2014, Constable & Robinson was acquired by Little, Brown Book Group.
London,   UK

Crimson Frost Books

Crimson Frost Books is an independent small press located in Kamloops, BC Canada. Our books are available in electronic format as we are an e-publisher with availability worldwide. We offer print on selected titles as well via our Amazon distributor.
Kamloops, BC   CA

Crippen & Landru Publishers

Specialty publishers of mystery short story collections by some of the most recognizable names in crime fiction.
Norfolk, VA   US

Daniel & Daniel Publishers Inc

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

DSP Publications

DSP Publications is a boutique publisher of historical, science fiction, fantasy, mystery/suspense, horror, paranormal, and spiritual fiction.
Tallahassee, FL   US

Dundurn Press

Since 1972, Dundurn Press and its associated imprints have published more than 2000 titles, of which 1700 are still in print. Dundurn publishes about ninety to one hundred new titles per year and is now one of the largest publishers of adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction in Canada.
Toronto, ON   CA

Endeavour Press Ltd

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We have had a great deal of success in bringing out, promoting and selling ebook editions of works by new authors as well as bringing out ebook editions of out of print books. A number of our books have reached the Top 50 in the Amazon Kindle chart and #1 in their respective charts.
London,   UK

Faber & Faber

Founded in 1929 by Geoffrey Faber, Faber and Faber remains one of the UK’s leading independent publishing houses. Faber publishes fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books alongside its garlanded lists of poetry, drama, music and film.
London,   UK

Floating Word Press

Floating Word Press, LLC, is an independent publishing company founded in 2006 by talented and committed individuals. We share a dedication to high standards and a willingness to embrace contemporary topics. Our goal is to publish quality genre fiction and non-fiction that “floats on the edge”. We are located in Portland, Oregon.
Portland, OR   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

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

Henery Press

Henery Press is an award-winning publisher in the mystery/suspense genre focused on engaging stories with sharp twists and lively characters.
Frisco, TX   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

Humanics Publishing Group

Publisher of educational books and adult trade books.
Lake Worth, FL   US

Insomniac Press

Insomniac was founded in 1992, and since that time, it has evolved from a small press that publishes poetry chapbooks, to a medium-size independent press that publishes eye-catching non-fiction titles as well as the great fiction and poetry for which it has become known. Insomniac's books are sold in 40 countries around the world.

Insomniac has developed special niche areas in which it publishes unique books. For example, its black studies books, gay and lesbian books, personal finance books, celebrity writer-as-musician books (including titles by Matthew Good, Jann Arden and Terri Clark), and gay mysteries have developed devoted followings.

London, ON   CA

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

Kensington Publishing

Established in 1974, Kensington, America's independent publisher, located in New York City, is the foremost independent publishing house in the United States publishing in hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market. We publish over 500 books annually in both fiction and non-fiction. Kensington has sweeping and diverse imprints, including Kensington, Citadel Press, Dafina Books, Zebra Books, Pinnacle Books, Brava, Aphrodisia, K-Teen and our digital imprints eKensington and the newly acquired Lyrical Press. These imprints are well-known for popular women's fiction, African-American titles, multicultural young adult fiction, nonfiction, as well as true crime, Western, and mystery titles. Kensington continues to be the foremost American publisher of romance novels.
New York, NY   US

Kraken Press

Kraken Press is the brainchild of George Cotronis. Created in 2012, it is based out of the Northern wilds of Sweden. We publish dark fiction; horror, dark fantasy, noir and thrillers.
Luleå,   SE

Lachesis Publishing

Publisher of fiction, primarily in ebook form.
Dunrobin, ON   CA

Lakewater Press

Lakewater Press is a boutique publisher currently open to submissions in all genres across Adult, New Adult and Young Adult.
Varsity Lakes, QLD   AU

Llewellyn Worldwide

As the world's oldest and largest independent publisher of books for body, mind, and spirit, Llewellyn is dedicated to bringing our readers the very best in metaphysical books and resources. Since 1901, we've been at the forefront of holistic and metaphysical publishing and thought. We've been a source of illumination, instruction, and new perspectives on a wealth of topics, including astrology, tarot, wellness, earth-based spirituality, magic, and the paranormal. From e-books to tarot-themed iPhone apps, Llewellyn has embraced the Digital Age to continue our mission.


Llewellyn has grown to include two critically acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Midnight Ink mystery titles and Flux novels for young adults. Flux is proud to have launched the careers of three New York Times bestselling authors: Laurie Faria Stolarz, Maggie Stiefvater, and Simone Elkeles. Elkeles's Flux title Return to Paradise made its debut on the New York Times bestseller list in September, 2010. Llewellyn has also partnered with Italian publisher Lo Scarabeo, and is the exclusive US and Canadian distributor of Lo Scarabeo's beautiful tarot and oracle decks.

Woodbury, MN   US

LoveLove Publishing

Love-Love Publishing is a very small book publisher specializing in many genres. Our books range from gentle themes of love, romance, suspense, period dramas and comedies, to epic love stories, and thrillers. We strive to bring our readers quality books with great stories and memorable characters.
Madison, WI   US

MB Publishing, LLC

An award-winning publisher of fiction and nonfiction — from titles for toddlers and emerging readers, young readers, and middle-graders to our nonfiction book for teens and adults — MB engages with the best professionals working today.
Bethesda, MD   US

Medallion Press

A quirky little independent book publisher offering today's greatest fiction and non-fiction titles. Publishes fiction in fantasy, historical, horror, literary, mainstream, mystery, paranormal, romance, science fiction, suspense, thriller, YA (for ages 14+), YA-YA (YA by young adults, ages 12-19), upmarket and commercial.
Saint Charles, IL   US

Melange Books

Melange is a royalty-paying company publishing in e-books (digital formats) and print books (Print on Demand NOT mass-market print runs.) We pay authors 40% net royalties on digital formats and 10% on print. We are actively seeking submissions for the genres listed below.


Romance, sweet, sensual and erotic, westerns, science fiction, horror, contemporary, chic-lit, men's fiction, women's general fiction, action-adventure, speculative, drama, gay, lesbian, urban fantasy, paranormal, cross-genres, urban fantasy, young adult, mainstream fiction, and non-fiction. "Melange" is for every reader's taste in literature

White Bear Lake, MN   US

Muskrat Press

Muskrat Press is devoted to well-developed characters, great settings–-and a little murder and mayhem by way of plot. We like plot, and we like character, which is to say that we're attracted to mysteries with literary meat on their bloodied bones as well as literary novels dripping with mystery.
Portland, OR   US

Mystery and Horror, LLC

We publish mystery novels, horror novels, anthologies, and story collections. We also publish funny horror.
Tarpon Springs, FL   US

New Horizon Press Publishers

New Horizon Press publishes twelve to fourteen books a year, while developing three primary lines of titles: hardcover, tradepaper and children’s books. The company focuses on true crime, battles for justice, current events with a journalistic stance as well as, psychological and social problems, women’s and men’s issues, and parenting advice written by experts with credentials in their fields.
Far Hills, NJ   US

New Libri Press

We are a micro press, which means we only publish a few titles per year. We focus on quirky books, not on a particular genre.
Mercer Island, WA   US

NeWest Press

Founded in 1977, NeWest Press is one of Canada's first independent literary publishing houses. NeWest publishes literary fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama, as well as a line of mystery novels, with a particular interest in books by Western Canadian authors. Its Nunatak imprint is the longest-running first-fiction series in Canada.
Edmonton, AB   CA

Northern Publishing

Publishing books on topics about the Alaska Outdoors and Alaska historical biographies.
Wasilla, AK   US

Open Books

Open Books is a fully integrated publisher of fiction and nonfiction books. Genres include literary fiction, contemporary fiction, mystery, thriller, and other genres; topical nonfiction, memoir, politics, current events and issues.
Denver, CO   US

Overlook Press

The Overlook Press is an independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971. The publishing program consists of approximately 100 new books per year, roughly divided between hardcovers and trade paperbacks. The list is eclectic, with areas of strength in fiction, history, biography, drama, design, and other visual media.
New York, NY   US

Permanent Press

Founded in 1978 by Martin and Judith Shepard, The Permanent Press committed itself to publishing works of social and literary merit and has, over the years, gained a reputation as one of the finest independent presses in America.
Sag Harbor, NY   US

Poisoned Pen Press

Poisoned Pen Press is an independent publisher specializing in publishing high quality works in the field of mystery.
Scottsdale, AZ   US

Polis Books

Polis Books is an independent book publisher founded in 2013 aiming to deliver all the service and professionalism of a major trade publishing house with the innovation and speed necessary to thrive in a rapidly-changing book market.
New York, NY   US

Rainbow Books

Rainbow Books, Inc., published its first title in 1979, Child-Snatched by Margaret Strickland, a pioneering effort that alerted our nation to the fact that children were not protected by law when one angry parent kidnapped her own child.
Over the years Rainbow Books has published hundreds of books, mostly in the self-help and how-to nonfiction categories.
Highland City, FL   US

Random House

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

Rogue Phoenix Press

Rogue Phoenix Press is an ebook and POD print publisher focusing on genre fiction.
Salem, OR   US

Sartoris Literary

Sartoris Literary Group is a traditional publisher that takes a non-traditional approach to publishing, offering unique voices of the South in both fiction and non-fiction.
Brandon, MS   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

Second Story Press

Second Story Press was co-founded in 1988 by Margie Wolfe and three other women dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers.Our list spans adult fiction and nonfiction; children’s fiction, nonfiction and picture books; and YA fiction and nonfiction. We continue to look for stories that feature strong female characters and explore themes of social justice, human rights, equality, and ability issues.
Toronto, ON   CA

Soho Press

Soho Press is an independent book publisher based in Manhattan’s Union Square. Founded in 1986, Soho publishes 90 books a year across its Soho Press, Soho Crime and Soho Teen lists, and is known for introducing bold new literary voices, award-winning international crime fiction, and compelling young adult mystery and thrillers.
New York City, NY   US

Soul Mate Publishing

Soul Mate Publishing welcomes you to romance, where two become one. We offer high-quality romantic fiction for readers around the world. Our novels, written by only the finest authors, will be available both electronically and in paperback.
Macedon, NY   US

Southern Yellow Pine Publishing

SYP Publishing promotes Southern Authors of fiction and non-fiction throughout the Southeast.
Tallahassee , FL   US

Speaking Volumes

Speaking Volumes is a traditional publishing house that represents many New York Times, USA Today, National Best-Selling and Award-Winning Authors. We publish a wide spectrum of genres which include Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Westerns, Poetry, and more. Speaking Volumes publications are available as eBooks, Print Paperbacks, and on Audio.
Santa Fe, NM   US

Sunbury Press

Sunbury Press is a rapidly growing publisher of a wide range of categories. Currently the firm publishes in categories including: history, historical fiction, police procedurals, crime thrillers, horror, steam punk, young adult, children's, current events, science, reference, art history, ANY local/regional history, humor, spiritual/metaphysical, self-help, professional, and memoirs.
Boiling Springs, PA   US

Sunbury Press

Sunbury Press, Inc., headquartered in Mechanicsburg, PA is a publisher of trade paperback, hard cover and digital books featuring established and emerging authors in many fiction and non-fiction categories. Sunbury's books are printed in the USA and sold through leading booksellers worldwide. Our most successful categories have been history, biography, self-help, historical fiction, horror, police procedurals and mysteries.

Mechanicsburg, PA   US

Supposed Crimes

We focus on lesbian publishing and gay publishing. Our books feature women who love women, men who love men, bisexuals in gay, straight, poli, or other relationships, asexuals, people with diverse gender identities and racial and ethnic identities.

Our focus on genre fiction, like science fiction, westerns, and mysteries, means that our stories feature more action and adventure than most lesbian publishers and gay publishers. Many of our books and eBooks feature kick-ass heroines. This means that violence often accompanies them. Our books are not always for the squeamish.
Matthews, NC   US

SynergEbooks

SynergEbooks was founded in March of the year 1999 in North Carolina by Debra Staples and has since moved its base of operations to central Tennessee. During the last few years, SynergEbooks has established itself as a company with a firm foothold in electronic publishing, and has already expanded to include CD-ROMs, audio books and trade paperbacks, carrying more than 350 digital titles, more than 125 of which are available in print.

Columbia, TN   US

The Mysterious Press

Otto Penzler, proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in TriBeCa, founded The Mysterious Press in 1975. The imprint was devoted to printing the best mystery, crime and suspense books, using fine paper and top dust jacket artists, as well as offering many limited, signed editions.

It went on to publish such best-selling authors as James Ellroy, P.D. James, Donald E. Westlake, Eric Ambler, Ross Macdonald, Isaac Asimov, Ed McBain, Kingsley Amis and Elmore Leonard, both in hardcover and paperback.

Now, The Mysterious Press is back--and it's gone digital, putting out books through MysteriousPress.com.
New York, NY   US

The Wild Rose Press

The Wild Rose Press has been publishing electronic and print titles of fiction for more than nine years. Our titles span the sub-genre spectrum from sweet to sensually erotic romance in all lengths to mainstream and womens fiction.
Adams Basin, NY   US

Tolling Bell Books

Tolling Bell Books is an independent publisher of quality fiction whose goal is to produce two adult and two children's books each calendar year. The company was founded in the hopes of bringing recognition to smaller-name authors that are often overlooked by the larger, traditional publishing houses. The company was established in 2003 with one title. Since that time Tolling Bell Books has published books under several imprints and will continue to expand the company's title list over the next year and into the future.
Norcross, GA   US

Touchwood Editions

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

Triplicity Publishing

A general interest and LBGT friendly, publishing company, specializing in: fiction, non-fiction, and LBGT, as well as children's books. Including the sub-genres: romance, intrigue, crime, murder/mystery, action/adventure, history, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, biography, auto-biography, and how-to.
Jacksonville, FL   US

Turnstone Press

Manitoba's oldest literary house, Turnstone Press produces fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction and has launched the careers of award-winning poets. Its Ravenstone imprint publishes speculative, horror and mystery fiction
Winnipeg, MB   CA

Twilight Times

Publisher of mystery, romance, science fiction, young adult and other fiction titles.
Kingsport, TN   US

Tyrus Books

Tyrus Books was founded in the summer of 2009 by Alison Dasho (nee Jansssen) and Ben LeRoy after the two left Bleak House Books. Alison left Tyrus in 2010. Tyrus was sold to F+W Media in the spring of 2011. The catalog includes books from New York Times bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman, Barnes & Noble Discover Award winner Scott O’Connor, Loren D. Estleman, Victoria Houston, and a variety of other critically acclaimed debuts and series.

Madison, WI   US

UrbanEdge Publishing

UrbanEdge Publishing is a small, traditional publisher based in Columbus, Atlantic in Georgia publishing titles in drama, crime/mystery, romance, and self-help.
Columbus, GA   US

Vintage/Anchor

Vintage Books is the foremost literary paperback publisher. Anchor, founded in 1953, is the oldest trade paperback publisher in America.
New York, NY   US

WiDo Publishing

Established in 2007, WiDo Publishing LLC™ is a family-owned and operated, literary small press located in Salt Lake City and Houston, committed to publishing outstanding books in a variety of genres. We release twelve to fifteen books a year and are currently accepting submissions.
Salt Lake City, UT   US

Wild Child Publishing

Wild Child Publishing is a small independent press that is known for working with newer/unpublished authors and editing to the standards of NYC publishers.
Culver City, CA   US

Ylva Verlag

German language publisher of fiction written by women. Ylva publishest romance, short stories, thrillers, fantasy and historical novels, with a focus on lesbian literature.
Kriftel ,   DE

Zumaya Publications

Zumaya publishes trade paperbacks and ebooks in all popular genres and categories.
Austin, TX   US