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Best Math & Science Book Publishing Companies

Showing 50 publishers that match your search.

Yale University Press

Genres: Academic, Photography, Art, Math & Science, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Economics, History, Law, Politics, Religion & Spirituality, African-American, Law, and Nonfiction

Location: Hartford, GB

Website: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries & book proposals - View guidelines →

University press

💥 Hit titles
Atlas of AI

Kate Crawford

Reimagining Time

Tanya Bub & Jeffrey Bub

Radical Vision

Soyica Diggs Colbert

Stairway Press

Genres: Math & Science, Science Fiction, Politics, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Self-Help, Environmental, Biographies & Memoirs, Fantasy, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Short Story

Location: Phoenix, US

Website: https://stairwaypress.com

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
In Global Warming We Trust: Too Big to Fail

Anthony Sadar

Failure To Fracture

Anthony Garone

Cyberwarfare

Larry Bell

CSIRO Publishing

Genres: Math & Science, Medical, Psychology, and Nonfiction

Part of: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation > CSIRO Publishing

Location: Melbourne, AU

Website: https://www.publish.csiro.au/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Queries - View guidelines →

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
The Way of the Weedy Seadragon

Anne Morgan

Plantastic!

Catherine Clowers

The Allure of Fungi

Alison Pouliot

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Springer Nature

Genres: Education & Reference, Academic, Math & Science, Business, Medical, and Nonfiction

Location: New York City, US

Website: https://www.springernature.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Largest

💥 Hit titles
The Circular Economy Handbook

Peter Lacy et al

Cracked it!

Bernard Garrette et al

The Practice of Surgical Pathology

Diana Molavi

Palgrave Macmillan

Genres: Business, Politics, History, Religion & Spirituality, Academic, Politics, Medical, Law, Math & Science, and Nonfiction

Part of: Springer Nature > Palgrave Macmillan

Location: London, GB

Website: https://www.palgrave.com/us/journals

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
The UN At War

John Karlsrud

Persian Gulf

Lawrence G. Potter & Gary G. Sick

Political Asylum

Carol Bohmer & Amy Shuman

MIT Press

Genres: Art, Architecture, Math & Science, Academic, Business, Education & Reference, Environmental, Health & Wellbeing, Law, and Nonfiction

Location: Cambridge, US

Website: https://mitpress.mit.edu/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
The Alchemy of Us

Ainissa Ramirez

Right/Wrong

Juan Enríquez

Critical Thinking

Jonathan Haber

Taylor & Francis Publishing

Genres: Medical, Psychology, Math & Science, Law, Sports & Outdoors, Politics, Environmental, Business, Art, and Nonfiction

Location: London, GB

Website: https://taylorandfrancis.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Largest

💥 Hit titles
How Learning Happens

Carl Hendrick & Paul Arthur Kirschner

Closing the Reading Gap

Alex Quigley

Motivational Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Paul Earnshaw & Cathy Atkinson

Grove Atlantic

Genres: Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, History, Humor, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Religion & Spirituality, Math & Science, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, True Crime, Politics, Westerns, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Short Story

Location: New York City, US

Website: https://groveatlantic.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Dover Publications

Genres: Education & Reference, Math & Science, Picture Book, DIY, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Art, Nonfiction, Children's, and Fiction

Location: New York City, US

Website: https://store.doverpublications.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries & book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Abraham Lincoln's Humor: Yarns, Stories, and Anecdotes by and about Our 16th President

John Grafton

Bless This House: Creating Sacred Space Where You Live, Work & Travel

Donna Henes

The Book of Wild Flowers

The National Geographic Society

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Genres: Literary Fiction, History, Politics, Math & Science, Narrative Nonfiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

Part of: Macmillan > Farrar, Straus, & Giroux

Location: New York City, US

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

Accepts unagented submissions

No

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
Sharks in the Time of Saviors

Kawai Strong Washburn

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Joan Didion

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Flannery O'Connor

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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