36 Nonfiction Publishers You Need to Know

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The following publishers specialize in nonfiction manuscripts:

Acadian House Publishing is a publisher of nonfiction titles that cover a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary. These include biographies and histories as well as books dealing with psychology, philosophy, theology, business, and sports. The books are distributed throughout Louisiana as well as nationally and internationally.

Acadian House Publishing

Lafayette, LA, USA

Addicus Books is dedicated to producing high-quality nonfiction books. One of its areas of focus is consumer health titles, and it continues to develop its growing line of books. Its authors, many of whom are physicians, are experts in their fields. Its editors are highly skilled and work diligently to make sure the text in every single book is clear and concise, while its graphics specialists strive to produce attractive books inside and out.

Addicus Books

Omaha, NE, USA

Algora Publishing is an independent publisher featuring top international authors on questions of global scope. Like any good oracle, it does not give straight answers…but it helps readers sharpen their own analyses on questions of politics and international affairs, history, philosophy and social issues, political economy and current events, law, mind, culture, literature, and education and reference.

Algora Publishing

New York, NY, USA

Angel City Press was established in 1992 and is dedicated to the publication of high-quality nonfiction books. The award-winning books from Angel City Press are sold in fine gift and book stores and on the web.

Angel City Press

Santa Monica, CA, USA

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.

Basic Books

New York, NY, USA

Beacon Press is an independent publisher of serious nonfiction. Its books often change the way readers think about fundamental issues; they promote such values as freedom of speech and thought; diversity, religious pluralism, and anti-racism; and respect for diversity in all areas of life.

Beacon Press

Boston, MA, USA

BenBella publishes a range of nonfiction (and the very occasional fiction title) in a wide variety of categories and particularly likes quality nonfiction aimed at a niche market.

BenBella Books

Dallas, TX, USA

Career Press publishes general nonfiction that addresses real, practical human needs. Its useful, accessible how-to books reach a broad market of average Americans—people grappling with universal issues relating to job-hunting, career management, education, money, and personal goals.

Career Press Inc.

Wayne, NJ, USA

Center Street publishes nonfiction books in such categories as politics, leadership, health and fitness, autobiographies, and current events.

Center Street

Boston, MA, USA

Since 1984, Chelsea Green has been the leading publisher of books about organic farming and gardening, homesteading, local food, natural building, restorative living, sustainable economics, and more. In 2012, Chelsea Green became employee-owned.

Chelsea Green Publishing

White River Junction, VT, USA

For over 30 years, Clifton Hills Press published niche-market and local interest books in Cincinnati. In 2010, Dr. Anderson retired, and the company is now housed in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Clifton Hills Press Inc.

Valparaiso, IN, USA

Cornerstone Book Publishers is owned and operated by New York Times bestselling writer and publisher Michael R. Poll, a noted Masonic author and historian.

Cornerstone Book Publishers

New Orleans, LA, USA

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House. DK publishes highly visual photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and 63 languages, with offices in the United Kingdom, India, the United States, Germany, China, Canada, Spain, and Australia.

DK Publishing

London, United Kingdom

Encante Press LLC was founded in 2006 to publish books by six-time award-winning author Marty Essen. In 2015, Encante Press signed a deal with one of the largest independent book distributors in the United States, giving the company top-notch distribution to bookstores, libraries, and specialty stores worldwide. As a result of this new deal, Encante Press will be signing outside authors for the first time.

Encante Press LLC

Victor, MT, USA

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation dedicated to strengthening the marketplace of ideas and engaging in educational activities to help preserve democratic culture.

Encounter Books

New York, NY, USA

Erickson Press is an independent publishing company dedicated to producing high-quality nonfiction books. Each of the Erickson Press high-interest, low-reading-level books is designed to captivate readers of all levels and abilities. Erickson Press books are visually appealing and cover diverse and exciting topics. Color photos, charts, and graphs support the text and ensure further understanding of the issues addressed in the books.

Erickson Press

Yankton, SD, USA

Flat Hammock Press is an independent book publisher specializing in nautical nonfiction and coastal culture.

Flat Hammock Press

Mystic, CT, USA

Established in 1990, Lake Isle Press publishes quality nonfiction, specializing in cooking, health, and art-related titles. Timely, user friendly, and culturally diverse, its books are designed for a popular audience. It takes particular pride in its cookbooks, which celebrate the art of cooking for the home cook. Experience has taught the press that successful marketing and promotion of titles require close collaboration with authors. By working together creatively, it has produced best-selling titles, including several modern classics.

Lake Isle Press

New York, NY, USA

Lake Claremont Press is a small, agile company with a small, energized staff, surrounded by a mid-sized group of authors and book production professionals who help it release inspired books into the world, surrounded by an extensive network of partners, vendors, customers, and other business friends and creative connections.

Lake Claremont Press

Chicago, IL, USA

Mentor Enterprises is a service-disabled-veteran-owned developer and publisher of professional military books and digital media.

Mentor Enterprises

Madison, AL, USA

National Geographic gets you closer to the stories that matter. Through the world’s best scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, National Geographic captivates and entertains a global community through television channels, magazines, children’s media, travel expeditions, books, maps, consumer products, location-based entertainment and experiences, and some of the most engaging digital and social media platforms in the world. A joint venture with 21st Century Fox, National Geographic reinvests 27% of proceeds to help fund the conservation and education efforts of the National Geographic Society.

National Geographic Society

Des Moines, IA, USA

New Horizon Press was established in 1982 and was originally an imprint of the distinguished small publishing company Horizon Press (New York City). In 1983, New Horizon Press became a separate entity and took up residence in a historic building located in Liberty Corner, New Jersey.

New Horizon Press

Far Hills, NJ, USA

NewSage Press books cover a myriad of interests and social concerns, including the animal and human bond, environmental issues, nature, women’s issues, and more. It hopes to publish books that create greater understanding and respectful treatment of all living beings.

NewSage Press

Troutdale, OR, USA

Paragon House lives by its motto, “Home of Books that Make a Difference.” It publishes serious nonfiction books that enable readers to improve themselves and their societies.

Paragon House

Saint Paul, MN, USA

Patriot Media Inc. is an independent traditional publishing company. Its primary focus is on nonfiction military unit historical manuscripts around 25,000 words. With photographs, books are preferred to be somewhere between 75 to 100 pages. However, Patriot Media welcomes submissions from all writers desiring publication if the manuscripts are well written and fall within its interest areas of patriotic themes.

Patriot Media Inc.

Niceville, FL, USA

Over the years, Rainbow Books has published hundreds of books, mostly in the self-help and how-to nonfiction categories.

Rainbow Books

Highland City, FL, USA

RosettaBooks is a leading independent trade publisher headquartered in New York City. The company launched in 2001 with a list of 100 preeminent digital backlist titles. Today the company’s 800-plus title list includes classic eBooks of every category as well as an original line of front-list nonfiction books.


New York, NY, USA

Rourke Educational Media LLC has been publishing eye-catching, engaging nonfiction children’s books complying with national curriculum standards since 1980. Now, Rourke Educational Media offers cutting-edge software delivery of science, social studies, and other classroom programs. Parents working with their children at home can now find Rourke’s products in the retail market as well. In addition, Rourke also partners with leading educational and retail publishers to license and develop global educational programs.

Rourke Publishing

Vero Beach, FL, USA

Santa Monica Press has been publishing an eclectic line of books since 1994. Its critically acclaimed titles are sold in chain, independent, online, and university bookstores around the world as well as in some of the most popular retail outlets in North America. Its authors are recognized experts who are sought after by the media and receive newspaper, magazine, radio, and television coverage both nationally and internationally. Santa Monica Press is not afraid to cast a wide editorial net. Its list of lively and modern nonfiction titles includes books in such categories as popular culture, film history, photography, humor, biography, travel, and reference.

Santa Monica Press

Solana Beach, CA, USA

Long enough to explore a powerful idea, but short enough to read in a single sitting, TED Books picks up where TED Talks leaves off. An 18-minute speech can plant a seed or spark the imagination, but many talks create a need to go deeper, to learn more, to tell a longer story. TED Books fills this need.


New York, NY, USA

The Experiment is an independent publisher, launched in 2009, focused on a wide range of nonfiction—much of it practical—including food (and how to grow, cook, and enjoy it), health and fitness, psychology and personal development, parenting, relationships, sexuality, science, and nature. The publisher believes every book is a test of new ideas and is motivated by the curiosity and wonder of the unknown that drive every scientific experiment. Its books enlighten, empower, and entertain readers with new or freshly presented ideas, stories, and practices.

The Experiment

New York, NY, USA

The Independent Institute is a nonprofit, non-partisan, public-policy research and educational organization that shapes ideas into profound and lasting impact through publications, conferences, and effective multimedia programs. Its mission is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.

The Independent Institute

Oakland, CA, USA

With over 50 years of distinguished publishing in economics, political science, urban studies, history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and psychology, Transaction brings over 4,000 books to Taylor & Francis Group, complementing its established publishing program in these fields.

Transaction Publishers

Piscataway, NJ, USA

Transformation Media Books is dedicated to publishing innovative works that nourish the body, mind, and spirit, written by authors whose ideas and messages make a difference in the world.

Transformation Media Books

Bloomington, IN, USA

Verso Books is the largest independent radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing 100 books a year.

Verso Books

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Founded in 1984, Weldon Owen US is a high-quality nonfiction adult book publisher specializing in producing innovative, richly illustrated lifestyle books in the categories of food and drink, sports and fitness, popular science, craft and design, and popular culture for the global market, delivering approximately 100 books a year.

Weldon Owen

San Francisco, CA, USA