The uk s foremost specialist genre publisher of horror, fantasy, crime, speculative and science fiction. Included are academic publishers, technical manual publishers, publishers for the traditional book trade both for adults and children, religious publishers, and small press publishers. Of course, to make this happen, youll have to your projects best advocate. A publisher is eligible for inclusion in the list if its net sales. Twelve independent publishers every londoner should know. Founded in 1974 by scott walker, graywolf press started off printing poetry. We publish fiction, memoirs, history, biography, books on the middle east and of jewish interest. Today, salt is considered one of uks leading independent publishers a growing business that has an international impact. You can selfpublish your book, hire a publishing services company or hybrid publisher, or find a legitimate childrens book publisher childrens book publishers. Education publishers directory of united kingdom list of. Its fast and easy to publish your print book with createspace,your digital book with kindle direct publishing. Heres our list of 75 publishers that publish childrens book. Peachtree publishers is a wellrespected independent publisher with good distribution. Honest publishing is a british independent publisher, specialising in alternative fiction, short story books and poetry publishing.
You can learn a lot from these fellow book publishers. Headlines and blogs slog it out every week over whether books are dead yet, but londons small publishers leave us in no doubt about the. A new global publisher founded in 2019 in london, uk. Book publishers check out these book publishers to see examples of good book design and great marketing campaigns. We are one of the few publishing houses that accept unsolicited manuscripts. Gilead books publishing independent christian print and. Nov 02, 2015 these guys are the most successful independent publishers to start up without capital in the last 30 years. Recently launched in 2017, this newly minted publishing house is focused on finding good, fresh, and quality fiction for readers. Its alive and thriving thanks to these independent london publishing houses. Most major publishers are part of a larger media conglomerate, prominent indie presses excepted, and a search for the years largest book publishers will often yield companies that work with other forms of content rather than books. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and your book appears on kindle stores worldwide within 2448 hours. Salt the uks foremost independent literary publisher.
If you are tired of submitting to the major new york book publishers and are looking. This is a list of largest uk trade book publishers, with some of their principal imprints, ranked by sales value, according to nielsen bookscan. Free uk shipping on all orders when i have a little money, i buy books. Books on many subjects available direct from the publisher. We aim to find the very best original voices the world has to offer. Salt is one of the uks leading independent publishing houses, established in 1999. To date, blazevox has published 280 books and over writers in their online journal and other publishing outlets. Our awardwinning authors have investigated topics as diverse as international drug cartels, gang wars, football hooliganism and farright terrorism. We were founded on the basis that we believe everyone should be able to tell and read their. The company published 18 books in 1980 and now publishes 300 books. Starting in 1965, coach house books first prints were of the canadian flag, then gradually moved on to other things such as poetry. We accept unsolicited manuscripts from uk and all over the world, meaning no literary agent is needed. High street banks urged to start lending quickly to prevent rapid collapse of thousands of uk small firms, as it emerges just 6,000 loans have so far been approved.
Weve organized the list in an easily searchable table so you can quickly find the publishers that publish the type of book youre looking to get published. To date, blazevox has published 280 books and over writers in their online journal and other publishing. Independent publishers of professional and academic books in psychology, psychiatry, special needs especially autism and aspergers syndrome, arts therapies and social work. Advocates for writers at all stages of their careers, the company help ensure that diverse voices can be heard in an abundant, global marketplace. List of largest book publishers of the united kingdom. Book authors these book publishers are among the best independent book publishers.
Little island press is a uk company that publishes fiction, essays, and poetry. We are an independent christian print and ebook publisher. This page features the sites of the best independent book publishers in the united states as selected by john kremer, author of 1001 ways to market your books. Auk is the uk s leading global independent ebook and physical book publisher and distributor. Penguin, hamish hamilton, allen lane, michael joseph, viking, rough guides, dorling kindersley, puffin, ladybird, warne. Nowadays books arent as rare and expensive as back then, but they still are a precious good. Salt does not have physical offices, our team operates from barnsley, cromer, london and manchester. Authors invited to submit manuscripts for consideration.
Not all independent publishers take unagented submissions, but many of them do, allowing you to cut out the middleman and make your writerly dreams come true all on your own. More publishers fail as e books rise uk e book revenues. For trade, rights, and all other general queries, please contact us on. We were founded on the basis that we believe everyone should be able to tell and read their stories. John doppler, head of allis watchdog desk and author of choosing the best self publishing services for you, identifies and rates the best and worst self publishing services here on this page. With amazons independent publishing services you can reach millions of readers worldwide and keep control of your work. Fence magazine is a biannual literary journal with a book publishing branch.
To make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of 21 top uk publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts. Were interested in the story an author is telling, not whether the book is. They are based out of atlanta, georgia, and specialize in publishing childrens books, young adult books, selfhelp titles for parents and educators, and guides to the american south. Ipg is the original independent book sales and distribution company in the united states. Established in 2010 by shaun russell and justin chaloner, they publish a wide variety of quality books, from nonfiction, general fiction and childrens, through to a range of cult tv books. It is not uncommon for new companies to top pws list of fastgrowing independent publishers, and that is the case this year. We publish imaginative and thoughtprovoking fiction that falls into the genres of mystery, suspense, psychological horror. Salt is essential seasoning in the world of british books. Our authors come from the uk and the united states, and the list is expanding rapidly. After starting in 2005, legend press has become one of the fastestgrowth publishing houses in the country, and were shortlisted for independent publisher of the year in 2011. The independent us latest news and features us, uk and. High street banks urged to start lending quickly to prevent rapid collapse of thousands of uk small firms, as it emerges just 6,000.
Jjmoffs is a thriving independent publisher based in rural north east nottinghamshire. In the more than 20 years pw has been doing its fastgrowing independent publishers feature, it is hard to find another year when publishers on the list reported such impressive growth rates. Jan 06, 2017 indie presses you should know in 2017. Fairlight books is an independent publisher of literary fiction. A fine, independent list, published with great spirit. Woodfield publishing ltd independent uk book publishers. The awardwinning faber independent alliance is a pioneering force in publishing. Blazevox books is an independent small press publisher located in buffalo, new york. I have been surprised and delighted by so many of salts books over the. Independent publishing house fairlight books contact us. Most notably, we have twice been nominated for the man booker prize and shortlisted in the costa book awards.
After the massive success of such books as per petterson s out stealing horses and maggie nelson s the argonauts, they are one of the top independent publishers in north america. Ebooks themselves make up close to 40% of all books sold, and in 2018 they are set to outsell print books. If that doesnt convince you, here are 20 independent publishers who are very successful and won literary awards. And because were small and independent, it means that we can put those big ideas into action in exactly the way that we want and have a lot of fun while were at it. An intro to the 10 biggest publishers in the uk ribbonfish.
List of largest book publishers of the united kingdom wikipedia. What they have in common is a commitment to producing only titles that meet very high standards in regard to content and production. Independent childrens book publishers uk wacky bee books. Modern publishing is a tricky game especially when trying to figure out the biggest names within that game. The independent books puzzles indy100 apps ebooks ijobs.
Ipg client publishers are an extremely diverse group. We want to fill bookshelves with tales we believe are missing from literature today. The culture trip london takes a look at some inspiring independent publishing houses in london. Amazons kindle direct publishing kdp is a fast, easy and free way for authors and publishers to keep control and publish their books worldwide on the kindle and kindle reading apps.
The growing complexity of international book publishing is reflected in this years ranking of the worlds largest publishers. Theyre famous for publishing tinkers by paul harding as their first book and it. A uk book publishing company with over 25 years experience. Notable for their emphasis on growing the status of the short story in the uk, manchesters comma press are a notforprofit initiative whose ventures range from citythemed anthologies the book of liverpool, the book of istanbul to competitions and collections from new writers, as well as a strong selection of fiction from overseas, including czech writer. Kane miller is an awardwinning independent childrens book publisher thats based out of san diego, california. Ayebia is an independent publisher started in 2003 by becky nana ayebia clarke. Halban publishers is an independent, londonbased publishing company, established in 1986. More than 3,100 independent minded book professionals from across the united states have discovered the value of ibpa. Political book publishers book publishing directory.
For you to have the best experience on, we recommend using the current versions of firefox, chrome, safari, or. In the spirit of strength in numbers, several independent publishers including faber and faber, canongate, granta books. In the past decade, we have published more than 150 books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, by authors based anywhere from york to leeds, london to bermuda, china, south africa and almost everywhere else. We are the premier, independent nonfiction publishing house in the north of england, specialising mainly, though not exclusively, in true crime and sport. Andrews uk the uks leading independent book publisher. Independent publishing is no ordinary job, its a way of life, adds. Education publishers directory of united kingdom listing 1 to 10 of 52 education publishers listed in the british publishers directories page 1 of 6 of all the publishing companies in the directory of publishers of united kingdom that are listed under education publishers. Heres our list of reputable book publishing companies you might consider working with. Uk book publishing its never been easier to publish.
We publish a broad, but select range of books in adult and childrens fiction, as well as poetry and some nonfiction titles. If youve written a childrens book and want to get it published, you have a few options. Our comprehensive sales and marketing approach, extensive account reach, and. Books the best independent publishers in london culture trip.
Sharie coombes, and boy band of the apocalypse by tom nicoll. Actionadventure book publishers book publishing directory. Submit your next manuscript to austin macauley publishers. They are based out of atlanta, georgia, and specialize in publishing childrens books, young adult books. In the spirit of strength in numbers, several independent publishers including faber and faber, canongate, granta books and others have joined forces to create an influential community that can compete with standalone bighitters. The decision will have proven gratifying to independent publishers for.
Candy jar books, located in cardiff, is an awardwinning independent book publisher. You can selfpublish your book, hire a publishing services company or hybrid publisher, or find a legitimate childrens book publisher. They range in size from very small to quite large, and they publish in almost every conceivable subject area and for almost every audience. We notice you are using a browser version that we do not support. Earn up to 70% royalty on sales to customers in the us, canada, uk, germany, india, france, italy, spain, japan, brazil, mexico, australia and more. Wacky bee is a very small company but that doesnt mean that our ideas are small. Using books to provide teaching aids and educational tools for teachers, kids and parents, they won the independent publishing gold education publisher. Auk is the uks leading global independent ebook and physical book publisher and distributor. Its been a fine year for all of these incredible indie book publishers. Salt is one of uks foremost independent publishers, committed to the discovery and publication of contemporary british literature. May 21, 2014 ellie broughton twelve independent publishers every londoner should know its a year since londons favourite publisher, penguin, was bought out by the bertelsmann conglomerate and merged with. List of englishlanguage book publishing companies wikipedia. You can buy our books on our site and submit manuscripts for consideration.
It includes imprints of larger publishing groups, which may have resulted from business mergers. Jan 16, 2019 modern publishing is a tricky game especially when trying to figure out the biggest names within that game. We are a small independent uk childrens 312 yrs book publishing company. These guys place a firm emphasis on quality over quantity, and believe that a book is something to me truly cherished, not merely a. The independent us latest news and features us, uk.
Education publishers directory of united kingdom list. Membership independent book publishers association. Oneworld publications was founded in 1986 by husband and wife team juliet mabey and novin doostdar as an independent publishing house focusing on stimulating nonfiction. Publishing since 2007 we have a particular focus on first time authors. Independent publishing that is, publishing whatever an individual or small group think is worthy of dumping their time and money into is nothing new. Salt is one of uk s foremost independent publishers. Valley press is an independent publishing house based in scarborough, north yorkshire, uk. Thus plenty of publishers put their fondness and wisdom in the crafting of little artworks. The big 5 publishers is a nickname given to the five powerhouses in trade publishing. Top 10 selfpublishing companies for firsttime authors. Selfpublished books now account for 30% to 40% of ebook sales. Walker books is an independent british publisher of childrens books, founded in 1978 by sebastian walker, amelia edwards, and wendy boase. These guys are the most successful independent publishers to start up without capital in the last 30 years.864 1265 469 62 1210 324 818 1397 1621 1068 1611 659 245 767 1566 449 19 1386 1126 62 498 319 452 10 338 66 1205