Best Biographies & Memoirs 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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Hachette Livre

Literary Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Cookbook, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Novella, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

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

πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Talking to Strangers

Macolm Gladwell

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai

BOA Editions

Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Diverse Literature, Poetry, Short Story, Nonfiction, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Contests - Submit here

Website - https://www.boaeditions.org/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Joytime Killbox

Brian Wood

The Year of the Dog

Deborah Paredez

The OK End of Funny Town

Mark Polanzak

Tin House Books

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - Portland, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ

Website - https://tinhouse.com/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was A Girl

Jeannie Vanasco

How to Order the Universe

MarΓ­a JosΓ© Ferrada

More Miracle Than Bird

Alice Miller

Feminist Press

Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics, Women's Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.feministpress.org/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Training School for Negro Girls

Camille Acker

Though I Get Home

YZ Chin

The Living Is Easy

Dorothy West

Rare Bird Books

Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Mystery & Crime, Cookbook, Environmental, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor, Photography, Math & Science, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Self-Help, Politics, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - Los Angeles, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://rare-bird-books.myshopify.com/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Camgirl

Isa Mazzei

Ambition in Black + White

Melinda Marshall & Tai Wingfield

All the Right Circles

John Russell

Fig Tree Books

Jewish Literature, Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://figtreebooks.net/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

The Book of Stone

Jon Papernick

A River Could Be A Tree

Angela Himsel

Safekeeping

Jessamyn Hope

International Islamic Publishing House

Islam, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help, Nonfiction

Location - Riyadh, SA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://iiph.com/

πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Healing Body & Soul: Your Guide to Holistic Wellbeing Following Islamic Teachings

Amira Ayad

Enjoy Your Life

Mohamad al-Arefe

Don't Be Sad

Aid al-Qarni

The Narrative Press

Biographies & Memoirs, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction

Location - Cheyenne, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Website - https://narrativepress.com/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

South! The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton

African Game Trails

Theodore Roosevelt

Ascent of Denali

Hudson Stuck

Pelican Publishing Company

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbook, Architecture, Humor, Sports & Outdoors, Children's, Nonfiction

Part of - Arcadia Publishing > Pelican Publishing Company

Location - New Orleans, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/imprints/pelican-publishing

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Cicada's Song

Ariane O'Pry Trammell

We Really, Really Want a Dog!

Susan Holt Kralovansky

Who Dat Baby?

Allison Dugas Behan

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/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Public Enemy #1

KiKi Swinson

Mrs. Wiggins

Mary Monroe

All the Things I Meant to Tell You

Tiffany L. Warren

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