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Best Book Publishing Companies in San Francisco

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 13 publishers.

Montag Press

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Short Story

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://www.montagpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

5 Clones

Edward Bonilla

Anarchy and Other Lies

Jesse McKinnell

M Against M

Declan Tan

Counterpoint Press

Politics, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://www.counterpointpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

A Kind of Freedom

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

None But The Righteous

Chantal James

Colorful

Eto Mori

McSweeney's Books

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Humor, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://store.mcsweeneys.net/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Indelible in the Hippocampus

Shelly Oria

Of Color

Jaswinder Bolina

The Fire In His Wake

Spencer Wolff

Chronicle Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Cookbook, Photography, Art, DIY, Architecture, Self-Help, Health & Wellbeing, Travel, Humor, Diverse Literature, Children's, Nonfiction

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.chroniclebooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

From Crook to Cook

Snoop Dogg

Dolly Parton, Songteller

Dolly Parton & Robert K. Oermann

Men to Avoid in Art and Life

Nicole Tersigni

Stone Pier Press

Cookbook, Environmental, DIY, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://stonepierpress.org/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Growing Good Food: A Citizen's Guide to Climate Victory Gardening

Acadia Tucker

Growing Perennial Foods

Acadia Tucker

Gwen the Rescue Hen

Leslie Crawford

City Lights Publishers

Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction, LGBTQ+, Politics, Women's Fiction, Travel, African-American, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - , Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries -

Website - http://www.citylights.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Howl and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg

Dispatches from the Race War

Tim Wise

Danger and Beauty

Jessica Hagedorn

Stanford University Press

Business, History, Jewish Literature, Law, Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Academic, Nonfiction

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.sup.org/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader

Benjamin R. Young

Changing on the Job

Jennifer Garvey Berger

The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals

Katja M. Guenther

Shalako Press

Westerns, Fiction

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - http://shalakopress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Cattle, Cards, Barbed Wire & Gold

Wiley Joiner

Mokelumne Gold

Major L. Mitchell

California Ranger

Michael G. Lynch

Tachyon Publications

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Children's, Novella

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://tachyonpublications.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Midnight Circus

Jane Yolen

The Emperor's Soul

Brandon Sanderson

The Freeze-Frame Revolution

Peter Watts

Carnation Books

Romance, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Novella

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - http://carnationbooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Alien Eyes

Storm Caywood

Dreams and Machines

Berlynn Wohl

Everywhere With You

Clara W. Barrow

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