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Sports 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

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

Barclay Creek Press

Barclay Creek Press is a publisher of literary works of fiction and nonfiction on outdoor topics with an emphasis on fly fishing.
Bolton, MA   US

BenBella Books

BenBella is a fast-growing, marketing-focused publishing house whose success is based on a few simple principles. We select our titles with care. We provide authors with first-class service and genuine partnership. And we provide aggressive, creative marketing for each title we publish.
Dallas, 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

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

Bored Feet Press

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

Bright Mountain Books Inc

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

Cider Mill Press

Cider Mill Press strives to bring fine reading, information and entertainment together between the covers of its creatively crafted books. Also publishes children's books under the Applesauce Press imprint.
Kennebunkport, ME   US

Cooper Publishing Group

Cooper Publishing Group publishes college text, professional-reference and general audience books in exercise physiology, sports medicine, coaching education, fitness, health and nutrition, and college textbooks in the biological sciences under the Biological Sciences Press imprint.
Traverse City, MI   US

D&M Publishers

Publishes under three imprints: Douglas & McIntyre publishing politics and current affairs; Greystone Books focuses on the environment, natural history, science, sports and outdoor recreation; and New Society Publishers focuses on social justice and ecological issues.
On October 22, 2012 D&M filed a Notice of Intention to make a proposal under the provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. Pursuant to this process D&M management will be working with the Bowra Group Ltd to locate an investor or purchaser for its assets.
Vancouver, BC   CA

David Bull Publishing

Publishers of books about motorsports.
Phoenix, AZ   US

Extreme Angles Publishing

Wyoming-based publisher of climbing and bouldering guides.
Laramie, WY   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

Garrett County Press

Garrett County Press is an indepdendent publisher based in New Orleans, Louisiana offering nonfiction and fiction published in paper and electronically.
New Orleans, LA   US

Gray & Company

Publisher of non-fiction books about Cleveland, Northeast Ohio.
Cleveland, OH   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

Harmonie Park Press

Harmonie Park Press specializes in publishing books about music, and books by Michigan authors in subjects that range from fiction to non-fiction, sports, and spiritual self-improvements.
Sterling Heights, MI   US


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

Heritage House Publishing Co.

Heritage House publishes 20-30 new titles per year. Most of our authors are Canadian citizens or residents, as our mission is to publish and promote distinctive non-fiction works by Canadian authors.
Victoria, BC   CA

Human Kinetics

Human Kinetics is committed to providing quality informational and educational products in the physical activity and health fields that meet the needs of our diverse customers. Within the physical activity field, recreational and organized sports are a major focus.
Champaign, IL   US

Human Kinetics

Every day at Human Kinetics, we create information products to help people develop healthier lifestyles through physical activity and improved nutrition. Over the years, we've published over 500 textbooks and references that educate students from kindergarten through university. In addition, we've produced numerous consumer books and videos to help people get fit and become more skilled in sports. We've also trained and advised over one million sport coaches. We constantly strive to make the best products using the most current electronic production and delivery technology available.
Champaign, IL   US

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing is primarily a literary publisher, with several imprints including: Scirocco Drama (theatre), The Muses’ Company (poetry), Watson & Dwyer Publishing (Canadian social history), and J. Gordon Shillingford (politics, sports, biography).
Winnipeg, MB   CA

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

Lone Pine Publishing

Publisher of nature, outdoor recreation and popular history titles.
Edmonton, AB   CA


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

Mariah Press

Mariah Press has produced and distributed South Dakota and regional history and sports history books since 1993
Sioux Falls, SD   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

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

Mountaineers Books

Mountaineers Books -- along with its Skipstone and Braided River imprints -- publishes a variety of outdoor recreation, sustainable lifestyle, and conservation advocacy books, including many award winners. Whether you're into outdoor activities, living a healthy lifestyle, or interested in becoming a good steward of the environment, Mountaineers Books has the information you need to guide you on your next journey in confidence and safety.
Seattle, WA   US

Orange Frazer Press

An independent book publishing company founded in Wilmington, Ohio, Orange Frazer Press boasts a long and eclectic history. We are dedicated to quality craftsmanship and personal relationships with our authors and clients.

We are most interested in Ohio nonfiction, particularly Ohio sports nonfiction and biographies and memoirs of notable Ohioans. We will consider nonfiction children's titles through young adult titles when they are regionally focused and curriculum savvy.
Wilmington, OH   US

Paladin Press

Paladin Press specializes in books on specialized military and action topics such as martial arts, firearms combat,lock picking, survival and self-reliance, police investigation and action careers.
Boulder, CO   US

Pecan Row Press

Pecan Row Press is a small publisher with a small backlist including a children's title and a sports book for adults.
Sandhill, MS   US

PowerHouse Books

powerHouse Books, world-renowned and critically acclaimed publisher, is best known for a diverse publishing program—specialized in fine art, documentary, pop culture, fashion, and celebrity books. We have blazed a trail through the staid book publishing industry, releasing books that have sparked cultural trends and redefined commonly held perceptions of the purpose and role of art books in contemporary culture. While much is known of our books, little is known of the people who have made powerHouse Books a global name.
Brooklyn, NY   US

Racemaker Press

Racemaker Press is an award-winning, unique publisher specializing in niche books on automotive racing and its history. With a particular focus on American Open-wheel racing, Racemaker is determined to keep the sport’s rich history alive for future generations by offering diverse titles from children’s books to biographies and other non-fiction work that are sure to pique the interest of all racing fans.

Racemaker was founded in 2006 by a group of individuals passionate about automotive history and vintage racing who wanted to produce books that should be out, but aren’t books a major publisher would pick up. Historical accuracy combined with readability are the hallmarks of all of Racemaker Press’ titles. In many ways it’s a scholarly approach rooted in a desire to create compelling and entertaining reads through beautiful, well-made books available at reasonable prices.

Boston, MA   US

Random House

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

RetroMedia Publishing

Retromedia Inc. has been in business since 2005. Its primary focus is retro book publishing. The retro theme is extended to a sports memorabilia section of the online store as well.
Charlottetown, PE   CA

Rocky Mountain Books

Rocky Mountain books publishes award-winning books focused on the dynamic and unique aspects of mountain culture, outdoor adventure and "writing of place," including volumes on hiking, climbing, skiing and outdoor recreation; history, art, memoir, biography and travel; and environmental writing.
Victoria, BC   CA

Rodmell Press

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

Seaworthy Publications

Seaworthy Publications is a nautical book publisher that has specialized in recreational boating books since 1992.
Port Washington, WI   US

Seven Stories Press

Founded in 1995 in New York City and named for the seven authors who committed to a home with a fiercely independent spirit, Seven Stories Press publishes works of the imagination and political titles by voices of conscience. While most widely known for its books on politics, human rights, and social and economic justice, Seven Stories continues to champion literature, with a list encompassing both innovative debut novels and National Book Award–winning poetry collections, as well as prose and poetry translations from the French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Italian, Greek, Polish, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, and Arabic.
New York, NY   US

Stone Fly Press

Stone Fly Press publishes books that guide fly fishermen to the best fly fishing waters and sport fish, encouraging resource stewardship and helping them align their passion with their values and aspirations for clean, sustainable fisheries.
West Palm Beach, FL   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

Turtle Press

Turtle Press publishes books in the areas of fitness, martial arts, Eastern philosophy, mind-body practices and law enforcement training.
Santa Fe, NM   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

West Virginia University Press

West Virginia University Press is the leading publisher of the Mountain State, producing a diverse selection of books, journals, and CDs which appeal to fans of Appalachian writing and music, regional studies, art, nature, and medieval studies.
Morgantown, WV   US

Western Sporting Publications

Publishers of books on Falconry.
Sheridan, WY   US

Whitefish Press

The Whitefish Press is dedicated to publishing a wide variety of works on fishing history and fishing tackle. It was founded in 2006 by Dr. Todd E.A. Larson, who along with his partners Marc T. Hanger (Acquisitions Editor) and Chad S. Beckett (Legal), have worked to slowly grow the business to the point where it will be a unique voice in the publishing world for those interested in preserving our outdoor heritage.
Cincinnati, OH   US

Wilderness Press

Wilderness Press publishes books for backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.
Birmingham, AL   US

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