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Best Medical Book Publishing Companies

Showing 27 publishers that match your search.

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

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

Allen and Unwin

Genres: 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, and Children's

Location: Sydney, AU

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

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries & contests - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

Love Objects

Emily Maguire

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

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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

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

De Gruyter Publishing

Genres: Academic, Architecture, Art, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Economics, Environmental, Feminism, History, Islam, Jewish Literature, Law, LGBTQ+, Math & Science, Medical, Nonfiction, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Religion & Spirituality, and Technology

Location: Boston, US

Website: https://www.degruyter.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
Bitcoin: A Game-Theoretic Analysis

Micah Warren

Fired Up!

Mia B. Russell and Girvin Liggans

Beyond the Voting Rights Act

Gregory T. Moore

American Psychiatric Publishing

Genres: Medical, Psychology, and Nonfiction

Location: Washington DC, US

Website: https://www.appi.org/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment

Kathleen T. Brody et al

Study Guide to Introductory Psychiatry

Jordan G. Cates & Donald W. Black

The American Journal of Psychiatry

Ned H. Kalin

University of Georgia Press

Genres: Academic, African-American, Education & Reference, Art, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, DIY, Health & Wellbeing, Sports & Outdoors, Humor, History, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Law, Medical, True Crime, Travel, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Photography, Business, Law, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children's

Location: Atlanta, US

Website: https://ugapress.org/

Diversity: Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries - View guidelines →

University press

💥 Hit titles
Battleground

Celeste-Marie Bernier

Public Religions in the Future World

David Morris

An OutKast Reader

Regina Bradley

ACER Press

Genres: Academic, Medical, Health & Wellbeing, and Nonfiction

Part of: Australian Council for Educational Research > ACER Press

Location: Melbourne, AU

Website: https://www.acer.org/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries - View guidelines →

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
Leading Professional Learning

Helen Timperley et al

Leading Improvement In Mathematics Teaching And Learning

Peter Sullivan

Strong Foundations

Anna Kilderry & Bridie Raban

Elsevier Canada

Genres: Medical and Nonfiction

Part of: RELX > Elsevier

Location: Toronto, CA

Website: https://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Manuscript entries - View guidelines →

Largest

💥 Hit titles
Hypertension Secrets

Edgar Lerma et al

The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography

Catherine Otto

Chronic Total Occlusion

Marvin H. Eng

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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