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Best History Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 104 publishers.

Knopf Doubleday

Cookbook, Architecture, Art, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Historical Fiction, History, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Environmental, Politics, Math & Science, Religion & Spirituality, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Self-Help, Comics & Graphic Novels, Nonfiction, Fiction

Part of - Penguin Random House > Knopf Doubleday

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - http://knopfdoubleday.com/

💥 Hit titles

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Secret History

Donna Tartt

Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami

Melville House

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics, History, Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Cat Out of Hell

Lynne Truss

Debt: the First 5,000 Years

David Graeber

Fiasco

Imre Kertész

Zed Books

History, Law, LGBTQ+, Feminism, Politics, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Architecture, Diverse Literature, Nonfiction

Part of - Bloomsbury > Zed Books

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The War on Disabled People

Ellen Clifford

United Queerdom

Dan Glass

Pablo Trapero and the Politics of Violence

Douglas Mulliken

Text Publishing

Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Fantasy, Health & Wellbeing, Historical Fiction, History, Humor, Self-Help, Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Environmental, Math & Science, Sports & Outdoors, Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story

Location - Melbourne, AU

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.textpublishing.com.au/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Loner

Georgina Young

Soldiers

Tom Remiger

A Constant Hum

Alice Bishop

Autumn House Press

Literary Fiction, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - Philadelphia, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & contests - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

No One Leaves the World Unhurt

John Foy

American Home

Sean Cho A.

speculation, n.

Shayla Lawz

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

Schocken

Jewish Literature, Literary Fiction, Politics, History, Fiction, Nonfiction

Part of - Penguin Random House > Knopf Doubleday > Schocken

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - http://knopfdoubleday.com/imprint/schocken/

💥 Hit titles

The Slaughterman's Daughter

Yaniv Iczkovits

To the Edge of Sorrow

Aharon Appelfeld

Thinking Without a Bannister

Hannah Arendt

Simon & Schuster

Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, History, Politics, Romance, Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Novella, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/

💥 Hit titles

Beautiful Things

Hunter Biden

Home Body

Rupi Kaur

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R Covey

Allen and Unwin

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help, Humor, History, Environmental, Politics, Business, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Medical, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Sydney, AU

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & contests - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

Love Objects

Emily Maguire

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Literary Fiction, History, Politics, Math & Science, Narrative Nonfiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Part of - Macmillan > Farrar, Straus, & Giroux

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://us.macmillan.com/fsg/

💥 Hit titles

Sharks in the Time of Saviors

Kawai Strong Washburn

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Joan Didion

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Flannery O'Connor

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