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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.

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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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult

The Japanese Lover

Isabel Allende

Lethal Agent

Vince Flynn

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

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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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Abe & Fido

Matthew Algeo

Absinthe & Flamethrowers

William Gurstelle

The Admiral and the Ambassador

Scott Martelle

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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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Atlas of AI

Kate Crawford

Reimagining Time

Tanya Bub & Jeffrey Bub

Radical Vision

Soyica Diggs Colbert

The Cartel Publications

Urban Fiction, African-American, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - Washington DC, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

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

β˜‘οΈ Indie publisher

πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Kali: Raunchy Relived

T. Styles

Madjesty vs. Jayden

Toy Styles

The House That Crack Built

Kim Medina

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/

β˜‘οΈ Indie publisher

πŸ’₯ Hit titles

The Perfect Find

Tia Williams

Sister Surrogate

LaChelle Weaver

The Other Twin

Karen Roberts Turner

University of Georgia Press

Academic, African-American, Education & Reference, Art, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, DIY, Health & Wellbeing, Sports & Outdoors, Humor, History, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Law, Medical, True Crime, Travel, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Photography, Business, Law, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Atlanta, US

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://ugapress.org/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Battleground

Celeste-Marie Bernier

Public Religions in the Future World

David Morris

An OutKast Reader

Regina Bradley

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/

β˜‘οΈ Indie publisher

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

All Eyes on Gunz 4

Warren Holloway

Kings of the Block

Dwan Williams

Killing Signs

Ernest Morris

Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press

African-American, Math & Science, Art, Architecture, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, History, Religion & Spirituality, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - BIPOC, Diverse Literature

Website - http://africaworldpressbooks.com/

β˜‘οΈ Indie publisher

πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Voices of a Black Nation

Theodore G. Vincent

My Life, My Ethiopia

Mary Tadesse

Ubuntu for Warriors

Colin Chasi

Lee & Low Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, African-American, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

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

β˜‘οΈ Indie publisher

πŸ’₯ Hit titles

I'll Build You a Bookcase

Jean Ciborowski Fahey

The Wind Called My Name

Mary Louise Sanchez

I Am Alfonso Jones

Tony Medina

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