Pop Culture and Trivia Book Publishers

Annotated listing of publishers of pop culture and trivia books.

404 Ink

404 Ink is the award-winning alternative publisher of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, founded in 2016 by publishing freelancers Heather McDaid and Laura Jones with a view that publishing could be a little louder and a little more fun.

    Edinburgh, Scotland   UK

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

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, England   UK

Black and White Publishing

Since 1999 Black and White Publishing has produced a wide range of titles with over 300 now in print, including 30 in the award-winning Itchy Coo imprint of children’s books in the Scots language, the B&W classics list and the Broons and Oor Wullie books. We publish an extensive range of titles including general non-fiction, biography, sport, cookery and humour, fiction, YA (Ink Road imprint) and children’s books.

    Edinburgh, Scotland   UK

Blue Bike Books

Operating in Edmonton since 2005, Blue Bike Books publishes entertaining, fact-based books on a variety of topics including Canadian history, places, laws, trivia and humour, as well as weird science books for young readers.

    Edmonton, AB   CA

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

Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco publishing cookbooks, craft titles, children's books, stationery, art, design, parenting, pop culture, travel, etc.

    San Francisco, CA   US

Cider Mill Press

Cider Mill Press publishes an innovative selection of books for the gift market, from cookbooks and quote books, to stamp kits, gift sets, parodies and much more. Our children's imprint, Applesauce Press, includes a vast assortment of children's classics, board books, activity kits, joke and trivia books, health and educational guides, and now five different formats of our #1 New York Times bestselling "The Night Before Christmas."

    Kennebunkport, ME   US

Flame Tree Publishing

With a wide range of authors, editors and writers, from Vladimir Ashkenazy, Steve Hackett, John Howe, Sir George Martin, Brian May, Paul du Noyer, Paco Peña, Stanley Sadie we strive to make illustrated projects that are affordable, useful and beautiful. Alongside our print titles, our exceptional range of practical cookbooks, music, popular culture and lifestyle books are increasingly available in digital formats. We believe that well-judged, considered content should be curated into the many different formats that our readers demand. And, we’re launching a new Trade list, FLAME TREE PRESS, for SF, Fantasy, Crime and Horror fiction, with biographies on art and music.

    London, England   UK

Hardie Grant

Hardie Grant Books is a vibrant, successful, diverse and dynamic business with a list of books across a range of subjects including food, wine, sport, history, true crime, humour, popular culture and social issues. Our food and wine books are now recognised as some of the world's best, carrying off major international awards as well as many of Australia's most highly regarded design awards.

    Richmond, VIC   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

Korero Press

Korero Press is a London-based publisher. At the heart of everything we do is a love of lowbrow and kustom kulture. Our list is mainly made up of pop culture, street art, erotica and horror titles. We've published books by such renowned contemporary artists as Ron English, Patrick J. Jones and Derek Yaniger.

    London, England   UK

Last Gasp Books

Last Gasp is one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground books and comics in the world, celebrating its 41st year in business. Over the years we have published, and in some cases brought to light, some of the most respected and talented artists working today. Today, we publish 12-20 new titles per year, focusing on 'lowbrow' and 'pop surrealist' artists, as well as graphic novels and pop culture titles. We also distribute all sorts of weird 'n' wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, tattoo, and art books, supplying them to bookstores and art galleries on six continents.

    San Francisco, CA   US

Mango Publishing

We publish high-quality non-fiction books from fresh and distinct voices, in the hope of sparking new ideas with readers. We take pride in our forward-thinking ambition, our diversity as a team, and our strong emphasis on technology and innovation. Our goal is to be at the forefront of publishing and connect with readers around the world.

    Coral Gables, FL   US

McFarland & Company

A leading independent publisher of academic nonfiction, McFarland is recognized for noteworthy books about pop culture, sports, military history, transportation, body & mind, literature, history and medieval studies, among other topics. McFarland currently offers nearly 7000 books in print.

    Jefferson, NC   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

Quirk Books

Quirk publishes just 25 books per year and every title strives to surprise, entertain, and deliver something unprecedented for those who enjoy a fun and geeky sensibility.

    Philadelphia, PA   US

Sandstone Press

Sandstone Press is an independent publisher based in Scotland, with an international outlook. We publish thoughtful, intelligent and emotionally engaging narratives, both fiction and non-fiction, from unique voices, which engage strongly with the contemporary world.

    Ross-Shire, Scotland   UK

Santa Monica Press

Santa Monica Press has been publishing an eclectic line of books since 1994. Our list of lively and modern non-fiction titles includes books in such categories as popular culture, film history, photography, humor, biography, travel, and reference.

    Solana Beach, CA   US

Sellers Publishing

Sellers Publishing is an independent publishers of trade and gift books, popular calendars, journals, stationery products and greeting cards.

    Portland, ME   US

Telos Publishing

Telos Publishing is a small, independent, UK-based press established by David J Howe and Stephen James Walker in October 2000. The name comes from that of the fictional planet Telos from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The company’s first publication came in 2001 with a horror anthology based on the television series Urban Gothic. Since being formed, the company has published a wide variety of works, including an acclaimed range of original novellas based on Doctor Who; the Time Hunter novellas series; authoritative guide books on many cult TV and film subjects; and original and reissue fiction in several different genres, including horror, dark fantasy, crime and romance. Starburst magazine called Telos Publishing “perhaps the UK’s best-known independent publishers of Doctor Who books.”

    Kent, England   UK

teNeues Publishing

teNeues publishes books, stationery products, and calendars with a focus on design, photography, lifestyle, travel, architecture, fashion and popular culture.

    New York, NY   US

The Illustrated Press

THE ILLUSTRATED PRESS, INC. is the publisher of fine books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and other merchandise related to various aspects of popular culture. Our products are distinguished by a rigorous attention to detail, scholarship, and exemplary production values. Everything that we produce is a labor of love, and it shows in our work.

    Saint Louis, MO   US

Triumph Books

Triumph Books is the nation’s leading sports book publisher. Founded in 1989, the Chicago-based independent publisher is committed to building relationships at all levels, consistently raising the bar for its customers and partners. Triumph's catalog includes a wide range of titles, from biographies, memoirs, and reference books to “instant” collectible keepsakes that celebrate Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, and other national championships. Its "instant" program also features a mix of timely video game and entertainment titles.

    Chicago, IL   US

University of Illinois Press

Founded in 1918, the University of Illinois Press press publishes some 120 new books each year, plus 33 scholarly journals, and several electronic projects.

    Champaign, IL   US