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Best African American Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 30 publishers.

Yale University Press

Academic, Photography, Art, Math & Science, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Economics, History, Law, Politics, Religion & Spirituality, African-American, Law, Nonfiction

Location - Hartford, GB

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://yalebooks.yale.edu/

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Atlas of AI

Kate Crawford

Reimagining Time

Tanya Bub & Jeffrey Bub

Radical Vision

Soyica Diggs Colbert

Atria Publishing Group

Urban Fiction, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help, Narrative Nonfiction, Cookbook, Health & Wellbeing, African-American, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Part of - Simon and Schuster > Atria Publishing Group

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://www.atriabooks.biz/

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My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult

The Japanese Lover

Isabel Allende

Lethal Agent

Vince Flynn

Chicago Review Press

Middle Grade, Young Adult, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, DIY, History, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Feminism, Education & Reference, Self-Help, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Nonfiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/

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Abe & Fido

Matthew Algeo

Absinthe & Flamethrowers

William Gurstelle

The Admiral and the Ambassador

Scott Martelle

Akashic Books

Politics, Urban Fiction, Literary Fiction, African-American, LGBTQ+, True Crime, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - http://www.akashicbooks.com/

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Bivouac

Kwame Dawes

A Student of History

Nina Revoyr

Addis Ababa Noir

Maaza Mengiste

Wayne State University Press

Academic, Art, Education & Reference, History, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, Narrative Nonfiction, Environmental, Math & Science, Health & Wellbeing, Medical, Humor, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Urban Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Detroit, US

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Crusader for Justice

Trevor W. Coleman & Peter J. Hammer

Rosie, A Detroit Herstory

Bailey Sisoy Isgro

Leaving Springfield

John Alberti

Cole Hart

Urban Fiction, Romance, African-American, Women's Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - Atlanta, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://www.colehartsignature.com/

β˜‘οΈ Indie publisher

πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Godfather of Atlanta

Cole Hart

I'm Just Tryin To Be Somebody's Wife

Cole Hart

The Throne

Cole Hart

Brown Girl Books

African-American, Romance, Women's Fiction, Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - BIPOC, Diverse Literature

Website - https://www.browngirlsbooks.com/

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The Perfect Find

Tia Williams

Sister Surrogate

LaChelle Weaver

The Other Twin

Karen Roberts Turner

2Leaf Press

African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Narrative Nonfiction, Women's Fiction, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - BIPOC, Diverse Literature

Website - https://2leafpress.org/

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After Houses

Claire Millikin

Birds on the Kiswar Tree

Odi Gonzales

Boricua Passport

J. L. Torres

Urban Books

African-American, Urban Fiction, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Christian, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - Wyandanch, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://www.urbanbooks.net/

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Influence: Death on the Beach

Carl Weber

Platinum Persuasion

India

The Secret Lives of Baltimore Girls 2

Katt

Good2Go Publishing

Urban Fiction, African-American, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.good2gopublishing.com/

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All Eyes on Gunz 4

Warren Holloway

Kings of the Block

Dwan Williams

Killing Signs

Ernest Morris

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