Best Book Publishing Companies in San Francisco

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2021, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Filter for top publishers by genre, location, and more!

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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

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

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

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

Immedium

Picture Book, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Children's

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Sora and the Cloud

Felicia Hoshino

The Adventures of Wonderbaby

Oliver Chin

Year of the Dragon

Oliver Chin & Jennifer Wood

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 - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Howl and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg

Dispatches from the Race War

Tim Wise

Danger and Beauty

Jessica Hagedorn

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

University of California Press

Academic, History, Education & Reference, Art, Environmental, Health & Wellbeing, Medical, Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Math & Science, Law, Nonfiction

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://www.ucpress.edu/

💥 Hit titles

The Scarcity Plot

Amanda L. Logan

Documenting Death

Adrienne E. Strong

Homegrown Hate

Sara Kamali

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

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