14 History Book Publishers You Need to Know

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History books provide a wealth of knowledge on those who came before us, as well as the problems they faced and the accomplishments they made. The history genre is broad, with the ability to essentially cover anything that has ever happened in the past. There is an abundance of history publishers who can publish any kind of history book, so whether your book is about Texan history, classic cars, or historical clothing, there’s a publisher for your manuscript on this list.

American History Press (AHP) is a young and innovative publishing company with a prime focus on all facets of American history. AHP’s publishers and editors are innovative, energetic, enthused, and knowledgeable and are constantly looking for and working with new authors to bring history to life.

American History Press

Staunton, VA, USA

Arcadia Publishing reconnects people to their communities, their neighbors, and their pasts by offering a curbside view of hometown history and often forgotten aspects of American life. Composed in a unique pictorial format with over 200 vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community. From the iconic Images of America series and Images of Aviation series to Postcard Histories and so many more, these richly illustrated histories bring to life small-town America.

Arcadia Publishing

Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA

Depot Square Publishing has been in business since 1994, publishing books on northeastern railroad history while offering a selection of complementary titles from other transportation publishers.

Depot Square Publishing

Loveland, OH, USA

Those at Hendrick-Long Publishing are proud Texans, passionate about Texas history. It was that abiding personal interest, in fact, that led to the founding of Hendrick-Long in 1969 as a publisher of Texas history textbooks. It has expanded its publishing scope over the years, but

Hendrick-Long remains a family-owned company committed to sharing a love for Texas and its extraordinary history.

Hendrick-Long Publishing

Houston, TX, USA

History Compass offers a collection of primary-source-based US history books. Filled with original documents—letters, photographs, journal entries, maps, broadsheets, essays, newspaper accounts, and illustrations—each book tells stories, through firsthand accounts, of life, struggle, hardship, victory, and success in the nation’s history.

History Compass

Auburndale, MA, USA

American History meets the 21st century in the History Publishing Company. It features, under the History Publishing Company’s imprint, nonfiction about American and world history, and under the Today’s Books imprint, issues affecting contemporary life. Chronology Books is dedicated to people whose interesting lives have allowed them to share in the making of history.

History Publishing Co.

Palisades, NY, USA

Irongate Press publishes books on ghosts and hauntings.

Irongate Press

Gilbert, AZ, USA

Lavolta Press publishes high-quality books on historic costuming and vintage clothing.

Lavolta Press

Sacramento, CA, USA

Lincoln Publishing is a full-service mail order/internet company selling reprinted literature for predominantly Ford automobiles and other classic automobile marques from the years 1906 through the 1970s.

Lincoln Publishing

Lockport, NY, USA

The Little Miami Publishing Company, housed in a beautiful 200-year-old stone building, specializes in history, reference, and genealogical books for the professional and family historian.

Little Miami Publishing

Milford, OH, USA

Titles from the Local History Company currently explore a number of subjects related to history and heritage, including art history, architecture, immigrant art, cities, neighborhoods, rural life, the Civil War, civil rights, African American history, children’s books, outdoor guides, and several industries.

Local History Company

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Mariah Press has produced and distributed South Dakota and regional history and sports history books since 1993.

Mariah Press

Sioux Falls, SD, USA

Merriam Press has a well-known and highly respected reputation that results in award-winning books, such as Donald J. Farrinacci’s Truman and MacArthur: Adversaries for a Common Cause, which received the 2010 Silver Medal Award in the category History, Non-fiction, from the Military Writers Society of America.

Merriam Press

Hoosick Falls, NY, USA

The University of Arkansas Press was founded in 1980 as the book publishing division of the University of Arkansas. It currently publishes approximately 20 titles a year, with a strong focus on state history.

University of Arkansas Press

Fayetteville, AR, USA