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Romance Book Publishers

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

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

Avalon Books

On Jun. 4, 2012 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.
Las Vegas, NV   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

Black Velvet Seductions

At Black Velvet Seductions, we publish across a wide range of romance sub-genres. Our lines represent all romantic genres from soft sweet romance to supernatural romance, domestic discipline to highly erotic romance stories containing D/s and BDSM relationships.
Vinton, IA   US


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

Blushing Books

We specialize in romantic spanking stories that feature stern cowboys, no-nonsense spies, knights in shining armor, and lots of other juicy plotlines.

Charlottesville, VA   US

Bold Strokes Books

Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer general and genre fiction. Our fiction includes romance, mystery/intrigue, crime, erotica, speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror), general fiction, and young adult. Since its inception in 2004, our mission has remained unchanged: to bring quality queer fiction to readers worldwide and to support committed authors in developing their craft and reaching an ever-growing community of readers via print, digital, and audio formats.
Johnsonville, NY   US


Bookouture is a digital imprint offering BIG publisher expertise, small publisher flexibility and great royalties. We publish brilliant books. We build author brands. We create smart, effective marketing plans.
Ickenham,   UK

Bullitt Publishing

Bullitt Publishing is a royalty offering publishing house specializing in smart, contemporary romance. We are proud to provide print on demand distribution through the world's most comprehensive distribution channel including and
Austin, TX   US

By Light Unseen Media

Independent small press dedicated to publishing works on the theme of vampire fiction, folklore and fact, founded in 2006. We accept queries from agents and unagented authors.
Pepperell, MA   US

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

Carnation Books

Carnation Books is an independent publisher of eBooks featuring queer characters, queer romance, and fantastic stories. Fandom-powered publisher of LGBTQIA+/MOGAI genre fiction. New authors welcome!
San Jose, CA   US

City Lights Press

City Lights Press is a new publishing imprint, based in Las Vegas, Nevada — we don’t have offices so that we can focus all our money on effectively publishing more books. We are dedicated to publishing romance, erotic romance, new adult and young adult reads and working with authors in all stages of their writing careers.
We are readers and writers ourselves and our aim is simple: to find and share fun, sexy, laugh-out-loud, gorgeous stories with you.
Las Vegas, NV   US

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

Desert Breeze Publishing

Desert Breeze Publishing is a publisher of romance fiction in a variety of sub-genres, as well as mainstream women's fiction either with or without romantic elements. We also publish both Christian romance and Christian women's fiction, and a variety of young adult and new adult fiction.
Newhall, CA   US

Dorchester Publishing

Dorchester Publishing was an independent publisher of trade paperbacks and e-books specializing in romance, horror, Westerns and thrillers that closed its doors in February 2012. In August of that year, Amazon Publishing purchased the rights to over 1000 titles from the publisher.
New York, NY   US

Dreamspinner Press

Dreamspinner Press is an international full-service publisher of gay romance based in the United States of America. The press now operates three imprints: Dreamspinner Press, specializing in gay romance; Harmony Ink Press, devoted to LGBTQ+ Teen and New Adult fiction; and DSP Publications, a boutique publisher of specialty genre fiction.
Tallahassee, FL   US

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

Freedom of Love Press

Freedom of Love Press publishes contemporary and historical romantic fiction that appeals to general fiction and romance readers alike.
West Orange, NJ   US

Genesis Press

Genesis Press is the largest privately owned African-American book publisher in the country. Founded in Columbus, Mississippi in 1993, by two African-American attorneys, Genesis spawned the Indigo imprint, which was rapidly followed by Indigo After Dark, a series of erotica anthologies, and Love Spectrum, which portrays interracial relationships. Since then, Genesis has steadily increased its reach, and now brings its readers everything from suspense and science fiction to Christian-oriented romance and non-fiction.
Columbus, MS   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

Grand Central Publishing

Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books) came into existence in 1970. It became part of the Time Warner Book Group in 1998 and in 2006 was acquired by Hachette Livre; it is part of the Hachette Book Group USA (HBGUSA). Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson, Sandra Brown and David Baldacci are just a few of the New York Times bestselling authors published by Grand Central Publishing.
New York, NY   US

Gray Sky Publishing

Gray Sky Publishing is a privately owned, family-operated publishing company specializing in horror and romance fiction. We will publish eBooks and novellas provided the material is 100% original. We aim to deliver top-notch bone-chilling horror and seductive romantic content for readers along with providing an excellent service to the authors we choose to publish.
Bourbonnais, IL   US

Harlequin Enterprises

Harlequin is one of the leading publishers of books for women in the world. The Toronto-based company publishes over 110 titles a month in 31 languages in 111 international markets on six continents. These books are written by over 1,200 talented authors worldwide, offering women a broad range of reading from romance to bestseller fiction, from young adult novels to erotic literature, from nonfiction to fantasy, from African-American novels to inspirational romance, and more.
Toronto, ON   CA

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

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

Library Tales Publishing

Library Tales Publishing is an independent book publishing company founded in 2011. The company is focused on publishing, marketing and distributing self-help, memoirs and niche fiction books by qualified and talented authors. Currently releasing an average of 20-30 new titles every year, Library Tales Publishing was founded during the peak of the digital publishing revolution and one of its very first releases was a memoir on Kindle. Today, Library Tales Publishing has domestic and international distribution, film rights, and sales representation throughout the world and is heavily invested in digital and physical distribution channels; its editorial choices are motivated primarily by quality content and long-term relationship potential with its authors.
New York, NY   US


Lorimer’s publishing program focuses on the following subject areas: economics, education, gender studies, history, native studies, political science, public policy, sociology, and urban studies. Also publishes Children's, young adult novels, illustrated guide books. Established and incorporated in Ontario in 1969.
Toronto, ON   CA

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

Mirror World Publishing

We publish fiction novels in e-Book and paperback form, primarily focusing on stories that look at other worlds, the question of 'what-if?' or seem to involve 'outside the box' thinking. Our stories are never ordinary, the dialogue and the action engaging, the characters believable, and there will always be some element of romance or adventure. We are dedicated to bring our readers novels that will not only entertain them, but also teach them something about the world they live in by showing them one that mirrors it.
Windsor, ON   CA

Mocha Memoirs

Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC is a genre-oriented publishing company. We publish stories in the following genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance, including the sub-genres of steampunk, cyberpunk, diesel punk, alternate history, weird westerns, and mash-ups.
Kernersville, NC   US

NightLark Publishing

NightLark Publishing is an independent publisher devoted to providing an unforgettable experience to our readers and support for our talented authors. We publish the following genres: romance (not erotica), thriller, action/adventure, urban fantasy, mystery, young adult, and middle grade.
Camby, IN   US

Oak Tree Press

Oak Tree Press is an independent publisher that has been in business for more than 15 years and has published more than 300 books.
We consider fiction and non-fiction in a variety of genres, although our special emphasis (and expertise ) is publishing mysteries, crime fiction, suspense, police procedurals, and books by and about other public safety personnel.
We also occasionally publish romances, westerns, children's books and some young adult work.
Corcoran, CA   US

Odyssey Books

Odyssey Books is committed to publishing engaging and beautifully written books. Books that stretch the imagination, challenge pre-existing attitudes and beliefs, or take readers to far-flung climes. Books are always a journey. And as our name suggests, we invest in epic journeys, adventurous voyages and intellectual or spiritual quests. Readers are sure to find a book within our range of titles to challenge, inspire and entertain.
Fyshwick, ACT   AU

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


Phaze is the erotic romance imprint of Mundania Press, LLC., offering erotic romance and women's erotica in print and ebook formats.
Cincinnati, OH   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

Random House

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

Red Sage Publishing

Since 1995 Red Sage Publishing, Inc. has built its reputation by publishing excellent, sophisticated and erotic romance. As the first erotic romance publisher in the industry, our first anthology, a series of four novella length stories by Bonnie Hamre, Alice Gains, Jeanie LeGendre and Ivy Landon, Secrets Volume 1, was published in 1995. These authors are the pioneers of women’s erotic romance.

Committed to quality and sensuality, we’re constantly searching for great writers, steamy story-lines, well-crafted plots, and powerful character development regardless of genre or subgenre and we know that if an author writes what they love and readers will follow!

Seminole, FL   US

Ring of Fire Publishing

Ring of Fire Publishing is an independent press offering fresh voices in all genres of fiction
Seattle, WA   US

Rogue Phoenix Press

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

Samhain Publishing

Launched in 2005 with a vision of bringing extraordinary fiction to compulsive readers (who sometimes can't wait for a book to actually be printed), Samhain Publishing is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction, proud to partner more than 600 authors of romance and horror fiction.
Cincinnati, OH   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

Severn House

Severn House publishes a wide range of quality fiction, from Crime & Mystery, to Romance, Historical and Thriller. Home to an impressive list of respected British and American authors, titles from Severn House are guaranteed to entertain, enlighten and occasionally mystify you, right to the last page.

Surrey,   UK

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

Simon & Schuster Inc

Simon & Schuster publishes over two thousand titles annually under 35 different imprints, and is one of the four largest English-language publishers.
New York, 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


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

Text Publishing

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction. Text won the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publisher of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Melbourne, VIC   AU

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

Thomas Nelson

Bought by HarperCollins in 2011, Thomas Nelson is one of the leading trade publishers in the United States. They are also the world’s largest Christian publisher. They provide different forms of Christian literature, Bibles, e-books, journals and digital applications
Nashville, TN   US

Torquere Press

Torquere Press focuses on GLBT romance. We publish all the sub-genres of romance -- paranormal, contemporary, western, suspense, etc.. We do require a happy ending, whether that ending is happily ever after or happy for now.
Rio Rancho, NM   US

Twilight Times

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

Tyndale House Publishers Inc

Publishers of Christian Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's Books and Bibles
Carol Stream, IL   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

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

Wolfpack Publishing

We specialize in digital publishing and internet marketing, and we need product to sell in this ever-growing, ever-expanding global readership. If you're a published author with a back-list to which you've recovered the rights, if you're an expert on any subject and want to be a published expert, if you're an educator: then we want to talk.
Las Vegas, NV   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