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Best Psychology Book Publishing Companies

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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

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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

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

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Mid size

💥 Hit titles
The Way of the Weedy Seadragon

Anne Morgan

Plantastic!

Catherine Clowers

The Allure of Fungi

Alison Pouliot

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

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ORO Editions

Genres: Academic, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's, Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference, Environmental, Historical Fiction, History, Math & Science, Nonfiction, Photography, Picture Book, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Religion & Spirituality, Sports & Outdoors, Technology, and Travel

Location: San Francisco, US

Website: https://oroeditions.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
Timeless

Patrick Ahearn

Manual of Biogenic House Sections

Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis

Emergent Tokyo

Jorge Almazán

Ideapress Publishing

Genres: Academic, BIPOC, Business, Diverse Literature, Economics, Nonfiction, Psychology, and Self-Help

Location: Richmond, US

Website: https://www.ideapresspublishing.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Small press

💥 Hit titles
The Future Normal

Rohit Bhargava and Henry Coutinho-Mason

Tom Peters' Compact Guide to Excellence

Tom Peters

Wonderhell

Laura Gassner Otting

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

Springer Publishing

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

Location: New York City, US

Website: https://www.springerpub.com/

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
A Clinical Guide to Treating Behavioral Addictions

Amanda L. Giordano et al

Essentials of Clinical Radiation Oncology

Matthew C. Ward et al

Handbook of Legal Reasoning and Argumentation

Giorgio Bongiovanni et al

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Genres: Medical, Psychology, Health & Wellbeing, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Nonfiction, and Children's

Location: Philadelphia, US

Website: https://intl.jkp.com/usa/

Diversity: Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Accepts unagented submissions

Yes Book proposals - View guidelines →

Indie publisher

Mid size

💥 Hit titles
How To Be Ace

Rebecca Burgess

Understanding and Supporting Children with Literacy Difficulties

Valerie Muter

Challenging Perfectionism

Dawn Starley

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

Psychology Publishers in Other Countries 🌎

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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