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Best Book Publishing Companies in Mumbai

Showing 6 publishers that match your search.

Embassy Publishing House

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Self-Help, Health & Wellbeing, Travel, and Nonfiction

Location: Mumbai, IN

Website: https://embassybooks.in/

Accepts unagented submissions

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Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Digital Bank

Chris Skinner

See You at the Top

Zig Ziglar

8 To Be Great

Richard St John

New Saraswati Publishing House

Genres: Education & Reference, Picture Book, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, and Children's

Location: Mumbai, IN

Website: https://saraswatihouse.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

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Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Guide d'Etude Complete

Anjali Sengar

Diamond

Manisha Sharma

Sargam Hindi Pathmala

Geeta Buddhiraja

Indus Source Books

Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Business, History, Politics, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, and Nonfiction

Location: Mumbai, IN

Website: https://www.indussource.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

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Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Mindful Conception and Gratifying Parenthood

Arundhati Hoskeri

Rani Laxmibai

Pratibha Ranade

Leader: 50 Insights from Mythology

Devdutt Pattanaik

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Mehta Publishing House

Genres: Self-Help, Math & Science, Health & Wellbeing, Biographies & Memoirs, and Nonfiction

Location: Mumbai, IN

Website: https://www.mehtapublishinghouse.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
A Quiver Full of Arrows

Leena Sohoni

Shivputra Rajaram

Pramila Jarag

Sakshi

S. L. Bhyrappa

Leadstart India

Genres: Business, Politics, History, Self-Help, Health & Wellbeing, Religion & Spirituality, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Sports & Outdoors, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's, and Poetry

Location: Mumbai, IN

Website: https://www.leadstartcorp.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
A Bend in the River of Life

Marianne Furtado de Nazareth

Aqson

Sreejib

A Street Puppy's Guide to Indian Religious Wisdom

Hari Haran

Seagull Books

Genres: Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction, History, Politics, Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

Location: Mumbai, IN

Website: https://www.seagullbooks.org/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Rome, 1630

Yves Bonnefoy

Bedanabala

Mahasweta Devi

Love and Reparation

Danish Sheikh

What do book publishers do?

Sure, a book publisher prints and sells your book. But what they do behind the scenes encompasses much more than that. Publishers handle the entire publishing process for books, including: 

  • Editing the book, i.e. developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading; 
  • Designing the book, i.e. book cover design and any necessary interior book design;
  • Promotion and marketing, i.e. writing the book’s blurb, email marketing, setting up media interviews, etc.; and
  • Production and distribution, i.e. formatting and distributing hardback, paperback, and ebook versions of the book to stores, both online and brick-and-mortar. 

Note that the structure of publishing companies may differ, depending on their size. Bigger book publishers may be made up of publishing houses which may, in turn, be made up of imprints — each of which will have its own brand identity in terms of the type of books it publishes. 

However, regardless of a publisher’s size, the scope of their work shouldn’t change. Once you sign with a publisher, they will do everything that it takes to bring your book to market. 

What are the most prominent book publishing companies?

If we define success by sheer sales volume, then we might point towards the "Big 5" presses and educational publishers (who rake in a LOT of money). Over the past few decades, these giant publishing companies have merged with and acquired most of the mid-sized publishers in the industry. However, a few still remain. Here are today's biggest book publishing companies:

  • Penguin Random House (Big 5)
  • Hachette Book Group (Big 5)
  • HarperCollins (Big 5)
  • Macmillan Publishers (Big 5)
  • Simon & Schuster (Big 5)
  • Scholastic Corporation
  • Pearson Education
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Cengage Learning

Together, these largest publishers dominate the publishing landscape. Countless beloved books come from their imprints, many of which you’ll find in our directory. 

The rest of the publishing landscape is largely made up of small publishers, or independent publishers. Most big publishers don’t directly accept unsolicited submissions without a literary agent — but smaller publishers do, making them a realistic and worthwhile route to publication. 

I have a long list of publishers. What next?

Congratulations! Now take a moment to thoroughly vet every publisher on your longlist. Scams are a dime a dozen in the publishing industry, and you want to make 100% sure that you’re dealing with a legitimate publishing company. Again, we strongly recommend reading this post and Writer Beware to know what red flags to watch out for.

When you’re confident in all of the publishers on your longlist, it’s time for the most nerve-wracking step: submitting your manuscript to them. 

Check out our free resources if you’re feeling daunted by what comes next. Whether you’re learning how to research publishers or how to personalize a submission, we've got you covered.

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