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Best Book Publishing Companies in Los Angeles

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Unnamed Press

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, History, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Short Story

Location: Los Angeles, US

Website: https://www.unnamedpress.com/

Diversity: Diverse Literature

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries & queries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
The Border of Paradise

Esmé Weijun Wang

The Confession of Copeland Cane

Keenan Norris

A Certain Hunger

Chelsea G. Summers

DC Comics

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels and Fiction

Location: Los Angeles, US

Website: https://www.dccomics.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Largest

💥 Hit titles
Batman

Bob Kane & Bill Finger

Superman

Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

Wonder Woman

William Moulton Marston

Kane Miller Press

Genres: Picture Book, Middle Grade, Diverse Literature, and Children's

Part of: Educational Development Corporation > Kane Miller Press

Location: Los Angeles, US

Website: http://www.friends.kanemiller.com/

Diversity: Diverse Literature

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries - View guidelines →

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Bears Don't Read!

Emma Chichester Clark

Lifesize

Sophy Henn

Barbara Throws a Wobbler

Nadia Shireen

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Seven Seas Entertainment

Genres: Manga, Comics & Graphic Novels, and Fiction

Location: Los Angeles, US

Website: https://sevenseasentertainment.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness

Nagata Kabi

Gun Princess

Takadono Madoka

Captain Nemo

Jason DeAngelis, Aldin Viray

SAGE Publications

Genres: Academic, Medical, Psychology, Law, Diverse Literature, and Nonfiction

Location: Los Angeles, US

Website: https://group.sagepub.com/

Diversity: Diverse Literature

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education

Miriam E. David et al

The Supreme Court Compendium

Lee Epstein et al

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies

Abbie E. Goldberg et al

Rare Bird Books

Genres: 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, and Short Story

Location: Los Angeles, US

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

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
Camgirl

Isa Mazzei

Ambition in Black + White

Melinda Marshall & Tai Wingfield

All the Right Circles

John Russell

William Carey Publishing

Genres: Islam, Religion & Spirituality, Christian, Catholic, and Nonfiction

Location: Los Angeles, US

Website: https://missionbooks.org/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
The Only One

Curtis Sergeant

Expectations and Burnout

Sue Eenigenburg & Robynn Bliss

Expect Great Things

Marvin J. Newell

Pride Publishing

Genres: LGBTQ+, Horror, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Humor, Mystery & Crime, Historical Fiction, Diverse Literature, and Fiction

Part of: Totally Entwined > Pride Publishing

Location: Los Angeles, US

Website: https://www.pride-publishing.com/

Diversity: Diverse Literature

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Queries & manuscript entries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
Rattling Chains

T. Strange

Splinters of the Heart

Alyssa Rabil

Electra Rex

April C. Griffith

Tule Publishing

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Women's Fiction, Diverse Literature, and Fiction

Location: Los Angeles, US

Website: https://tulepublishing.com/

Diversity: Diverse Literature

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
A Viking's Shadow

H L Marsay

My Kind of Cowboy

Pam Crooks

The Fall Into Ruin

Bronwyn Stuart

IDW Publishing

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels and Fiction

Location: Los Angeles, US

Website: https://www.idwpublishing.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
Wynonna Earp

Beau Smith

My Little Pony

Lauren Faust

Locke & Key

Joe Hill

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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