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Best African American Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2024, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 34 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/

☑️ 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

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

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

Bloomsbury

Academic, African-American, Comics & Graphic Novels, Cookbook, Diverse Literature, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, True Crime

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - , Physical Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Website - https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/

💥 Hit titles

Outlawed

Anna North

Salvage the Bones

Jesmyn Ward

The Priory of the Orange Tree

Samantha Shannon

Wildling Press

Action & Adventure, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, BIPOC, Children's, Diverse Literature, Fantasy, Feminism, Historical Fiction, Horror, LGBTQ+, Middle Grade, Narrative Nonfiction, Novella, Picture Book, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Location - Richmond, US

Size - Small press

Formats - , Physical Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Blameless

E.S. Christison

Cursed Coven

Kara Badalamenti

Lavender Speculation

Jamie Zaccaria

Madville Publishing

Action & Adventure, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Fantasy, Feminism, Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction

Location - Houston, US

Size - Small press

Formats - , Physical Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Submission format - Book queries - Submit here

Website - https://madvillepublishing.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Sonju

Wondra Chang

What a Wonderful World This Could Be

Lee Zacharias

Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology

Julie E. Bloemeke and Dustin Brookshire

Library Tales Publishing

Academic, Action & Adventure, African-American, Architecture, Art, Biographies & Memoirs, BIPOC, Business, Catholic, Children's, Comics & Graphic Novels, Cookbook, Diverse Literature, DIY, Economics, Education & Reference, Fantasy, Feminism, Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, Novella, Picture Book, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, True Crime, Urban Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - , Physical Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

How to Draw Cool Stuff

Catherine V. Holmes

The Thought Exchange

David Friedman

The Vanishing

David Michael Slater

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

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Godfather of Atlanta

Cole Hart

I'm Just Tryin To Be Somebody's Wife

Cole Hart

The Throne

Cole Hart

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