Best African American Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2021, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Filter for top publishers by genre, location, and more!

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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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Abe & Fido

Matthew Algeo

Absinthe & Flamethrowers

William Gurstelle

The Admiral and the Ambassador

Scott Martelle

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/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult

The Japanese Lover

Isabel Allende

Lethal Agent

Vince Flynn

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/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Atlas of AI

Kate Crawford

Reimagining Time

Tanya Bub & Jeffrey Bub

Radical Vision

Soyica Diggs Colbert

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Bivouac

Kwame Dawes

A Student of History

Nina Revoyr

Addis Ababa Noir

Maaza Mengiste

RedBone Press

African-American, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Nonfiction

Location - New Orleans, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Yabo

Alexis De Veaux

Does Your Mama Know?

Lisa C. Moore

Speaking in Whispers

Kathleen E. Morris

Dafina

Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, African-American, History, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Romance, Urban Fiction, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Part of - Kensington Publishing > Dafina

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Public Enemy #1

KiKi Swinson

Mrs. Wiggins

Mary Monroe

All the Things I Meant to Tell You

Tiffany L. Warren

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 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

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Voices of a Black Nation

Theodore G. Vincent

My Life, My Ethiopia

Mary Tadesse

Ubuntu for Warriors

Colin Chasi

Rosen Publishing

African-American, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Picture Book, Politics, History, Sports & Outdoors, Math & Science, Biographies & Memoirs, Law, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Climate Change

Char Light

Will the Word Eater

Roger Rosen

The Geography of South Asia

Rachael Morlock

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Influence: Death on the Beach

Carl Weber

Platinum Persuasion

India

The Secret Lives of Baltimore Girls 2

Katt

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