BIPOC Book Publishers

Annotated listing of presses publishing books for, by and about black, indigenous and people of color.

Aboriginal Studies Press

Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) is the Australian Institute of Aboriginal of Torres Strait Islander Studies’ (AIATSIS) publishing arm and Australia’s leading publisher of Australian Indigenous studies. We have an eye for identifying compelling and award-winning narratives that capture the unique heritage and diverse lives of Australia’s first peoples. We pride ourselves on our ethical publishing that provides readers with a rich understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ histories and cultures.

    Canberra, ACT   AU

Acorn Press

Acorn Press publishes books that reflect the culture and indigenous knowledge of Prince Edward Island. The books are primarily about Prince Edward Island and/or written by Prince Edward Islanders, and include fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature, and poetry.

    Charlottetown, PE   CA

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

Asabi Publishing

Established in 2002, Asabi Publishing is an innovative publishing company with world-wide distribution specializing in unique, high-quality books. We establish honest & sincere relationships with our authors and have developed and invested in our own in-house marketing engine to support the marketing efforts of our authors.

    Schenactady, NY   US

Australian National University Press

ANU Press is a globally recognised leader in open-access academic publishing. We produce fully peer-reviewed monographs and journals across a wide range of subject areas, with a special focus on Australian and international policy, Indigenous studies and the Asia-Pacific region.

    Acton, ACT   AU

Basic Books

Since its founding in 1952, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning books in history, science, sociology, psychology, politics, and current affairs. Basic Books also publishes new works in African and African-American studies under the Basic Civitas imprint.

    New York, NY   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

Black Dome Press

Black Dome Press specializes in high quality books (cloth and trade paper) on the history, art, culture, folklore and folk art of upstate New York. Additional subjects include: early photography, nature & hiking, Dutch and English exploration & colonialism, Native Americans, homesteading, steamboats, turnpikes & railroads, the grand hotels, quilting, genealogy, the Civil War, American Revolution, colonial life, forest history, architecture, old mills & tanneries.

    Delmar, NY   US

Black Letter Media

We publish Afrikan stories, by Afrikan writers, in paperback and ebook formats. We encourage new forms of creative writing in English and indigenous languages. We aim to publish new Afrikan voices. Afrikan voices that challenge literary forms and challenge expectations of content. We're looking for Afrikan voices that have something important to say. We welcome provocative realist texts and are open to cross-genre fiction that complicates our expectations of what literature should and should not do.

    Johannesburg, Gauteng   ZA

Branden Books

Since 1909 Branden Books has been publishing award winning books and reference materials about women, children, military, Italian-American or African-American themes.

    Wellesley, MA   US

Council Oak Books

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

    Tulsa, OK   US

Coyote Press

Coyote Press specializes in Archaeology, History, Prehistory, Ethnography, Linguistics, Rock Art, and Native American Studies of Western North America

    Salinas, CA   US

Elektra Press

Elektra Press was founded in 2014 as a conventional, independent, advance-paying publishing house that thinks unconventionally. Our mission is to find and publish extraordinary works of literature. Good writing; strong voice; gripping story; larger-than-life characters; jump-off-the-pages action; broad sweeping narrative; dynamic dialogue.

    Duncan, OK   US

Epicenter Press Inc

Since its founding in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1988, Epicenter has become the largest trade publisher of nonfiction books about Alaska. In that time, Epicenter has published more than 175 titles covering a broad range of nonfiction touching on history, memoirs and biographies, adventure, aviation, humor, true crime, mystery and the unexplained, sled dog mushing, women's stories, Native American culture, and more.

    Anchorage, AK   US

Eschia Books

Eschia Books is an Indigenous-owned publishing house with a mandate to publish books that spark interest in Indigenous cultures and engage more young readers, encouraging understanding through genuine, insightful writing.

    Stony Plain, AB   CA

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

Hillsdale Educational Publishers

We publish and distribute books that help prepare your students for the MEAP tests. We also publish educational materials about Michigan. This includes several textbooks on Michigan history, government, Native Americans and geography

    Hillsdale, MI   US

Homestead Publishing

Homestead produces a wide range of interest that include; works of fiction by best-selling authors like Warren Adler, biographies by award winning authors like Margaret Sanborn, award winning photography, history, art, guide books, hiking & trail guides, maps, natural history, field journals, children's and Native American to our selection of notecards, postcard books, posters, prints and bookplates.

    Moose, WY   US

Huia Publishers

HUIA is an award-winning independent New Zealand book publisher producing wonderful and provocative books with a uniquely New Zealand or Pacific perspective. Our books are internationally sought after by those interested in Maori history and Maori people, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Our books also give an insight into the lives of Pacific Islanders living in New Zealand and the Pacific, through stories written by Pacific Island authors. Our non-fiction is of interest to academics, students, policymakers and critical thinkers while our fiction appeals to anyone interested in reading a good book. Our gift books make excellent presents for those wanting an indigenous touch.

    Thorndon, Wellington   NZ

Indigenous Education Press

Indigenous Education Press is a publisher dedicated to producing books that advance the understanding of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Our mandate is to publish books that support the desires of readers and lifelong students of all ages to expand their knowledge. Our goal is to promote the increased understanding of the literature, histories, cultures, languages and diverse contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to Canada.

    Brantford, ON   CA

Kegedonce Press

We strive to foster the creative cultural expression of Indigenous Peoples through the publication of beautifully crafted books which involve Indigenous Peoples in all levels of production and by supporting activities which promote Indigenous literary development and the development of Indigenous publishing.

    Wiarton, ON   CA

Lyrebird Press

The Lyrebird Press, based at the University of Melbourne, is a small publisher of scholarly books about music and music making in Australia and New Zealand. It shares the name of Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre (The Lyrebird Press), the publishing house established in Paris by Melbourne-born publisher and patron of the arts Louise Hanson-Dyer (1884–1962) in 1932. Lyrebird upholds the L’Oiseau-Lyre tradition of scrupulously edited and attractively designed publications. Since 2007 Lyrebird Press has published peer-reviewed monographs, edited collections of essays and critical editions of primary sources relating to any aspect of music and music making in Australasia. Topics considered for publication include film music, Indigenous music, popular music, composer studies, reception studies, genre studies, performance practice, histories of music making and biographies of composers, performers and patrons.

    Melbourne, VIC   AU

Magabala Books

Magabala Books is an Indigenous publishing house. Publishing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers, storytellers and illustrators is our mandate. We are proud to celebrate the dynamism and diversity of First Nations' voices. Magabala publishes up to 15 new titles annually across all genres: children’s picture books, memoir, fiction (junior, YA and adult), non-fiction, graphic novels, social history and poetry

    Broome, WA   AU

New Press

The New Press focuses on number of key program areas, including: contemporary social issues, with an emphasis on race relations, women's issues, immigration, human rights, labor and popular economics, and the media; education reform and alternative teaching materials; cultural criticism; art and art education; international literature; and law and legal studies. Across these disciplines, The Press has also taken a leading role in publishing a wide range of new work in African American, Asian American, Latino, gay and lesbian, and Native American studies, as well as work by and about other minority groups.

    New York, NY   US

NewSouth Books

NewSouth Books publishes quality works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, with a special interest in regional history, biography, autobiography, non-fiction, folklore, African American, Native American, and civil rights subjects.

    Montgomery, AL   US

Renaissance Press

Renaissance is dedicated to publishing novels and graphic novels from diverse Canadian voices. We publish fiction in every genre, though we have a strong preference for the stories which don’t fit neatly in one genre.

    Gatineau, PQ   CA

Strong Nations Publishing

Strong Nations is an online retailer and a publishing house located in Nanaimo, BC, specializing in Indigenous literature and art. As a publisher, we are proud to say that ALL our resources that Strong Nations creates are Made in Canada.

    Nanaimo, BC   CA

Texas Review Press

Texas Review Press publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and scholarly works. Topics we are interested in include 20th/21st Century American Poetry, Environmental Writing, Ecopoetics, Contemporary Poetics, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Southern Literature, Southern Issues, Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas/Louisiana Literature, Texas/Louisiana History, Folklore, Cajun-Creole Studies, African-American Literature, African-American Studies, Latinx Literature, Latinx Studies, & Texas/Mexico History. Texas Review Press is a part of Sam Houston State University, a member of the Texas State University System.

    Huntsville, TX   US

Theytus Books

As the oldest Indigenous publishing house in Canada, Theytus Books is recognized and respected internationally for its contributions to Aboriginal literature. Since its inception in 1980, Theytus Books has been a leading proponent for Indigenous authors, illustrators and artists. It ensures that their voice and vision are expressed with the highest level of cultural authenticity and integrity.

    Penticton, BC   CA

University of Arizona Press

Founded in 1959, the Press is a nonprofit publisher of scholarly and regional books. We publish about 55 books annually and have more than 1,600 books in print. These include scholarly titles in anthropology, archaeology, environmental science, history, Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, Latin American studies, and the space sciences; as well as award-winning fiction and poetry series Sun Tracks and Camino del Sol.

    Tucson, AZ   US

University of New Mexico Press

Established in 1929 by the Regents of the University of New Mexico, UNM Press is a well known and respected publisher in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Latin American history, American studies, Chicana/o studies, art and architecture, and the history, literature, ecology, and cultures of the American West.

    Albuquerque, NM   US

University of Regina Press

University of Regina Press publishes scholarly and trade books in the humanities, social sciences and literary arts on a wide range of subjects covering Indigenous themes, Canadian history, political topics, environmental topics, social justice, and gender and sexuality.

    Regina, SK   CA

Wicked Ink Publishing

Wicked Ink Publishing, publishes fiction in multiple genres featuring shocking twists and turns throughout, keeping the reader on edge. We are dedicated to furthering diversity and inclusion. We do encourage submissions from writers of diverse communities, including: 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC, Those with disabilities, Writers who identify with any other marginalized groups.

    Calgary, AB   CA