Biography Book Publishers

Academy Chicago

Founded by husband and wife Jordan and Anita Miller, Academy Chicago Publishers has published over two hundred books and continues to accept submissions. ACP is one of the oldest publishing houses in Chicago.
Chicago, IL   US

Acadian House Publishing

A publisher of non-fiction titles that cover a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary. These include biographies, histories and business success stories, as well as books that are motivational and inspirational titles that deal with philosophy, theology and heroism.
Lafayette, LA   US

Amador Publishers

Specializes in fiction and biography of unique worth and appeal, outside the purview of mainstream publishing.
Albuquerque, NM   US

Angel City Press

Angel City Press was established in 1992 and is dedicated to the publication of high-quality nonfiction books.
Santa Monica, CA   US

Antrim House

Antrim House publishes poetry by emerging and established authors
as well as memoirs and photo essays.
Simsbury, CT   US

Anvil Publishers Inc

Georgia-based U.S. corporation that publishes books and newsletters. Headquartered in Atlanta, we are particularly interested in publishing American biography and history. We also publish books dealing with the mass media and communication, health and fitness, Christian and comparative religion and books with patriotic themes.
Tucker, GA   US

Ara Pacis Publishers

Ara Pacis publishes contemporary poetry, short fiction collections, novels, anthologies, memoirs, reprints of forgotten modern classics, essays and criticism, travel chronicles and guide books, as well as writing on social and cultural issues from a philosophic perspective.
Des Plaines, IL   US

Arcade Publishing

Arcade Publishing is an independent trade publishing company that started in 1988 in New York, USA. They are publishers of American and world fiction and non-fiction.
New York, NY   US

Arsenal Pulp Press

Arsenal Pulp Press is a book publisher in Vancouver, Canada with over 200 titles currently in print, which include literary fiction and nonfiction; cultural and gender studies; gay, lesbian, and multicultural literature; cookbooks; and guidebooks.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Athabasca University Press

AU Press publishes innovative and experimental works (in both fiction and non-fiction) that challenge established canons, subjects, and formats; promoting neglected forms such as diary, memoir, and oral history. AU Press also publishes websites (under its imprint) with content that has scholarly parameters and standards, especially grey literature on distance learning; and primary sources in labour studies, Métis and Aboriginal Studies, gender studies, and the environment.
Edmonton, AB   CA

Aukland University Press

The leading scholarly publisher in New Zealand, publishing Maori studies, New Zealand history and biography, and is the country's major publisher of new poetry.
Auckland,   NZ

Badger Books

Badger Books LLC publishes fiction and non-fiction books in a variety of formats for reader's who want to enrich their lives.
Middleton, WI   US

Baker Publishing Group

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.
Grand Rapids, MI   US

Bamboo Ridge Press

Bamboo Ridge Press is the oldest and longest-running independent literary press in the state and one of the oldest continuously publishing small presses in the nation. Bamboo Ridge was founded in 1978 to foster the appreciation, understanding, and creation of literary, visual, or performing arts by, for, or about the people of Hawai’i. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization funded by book sales and individual donors and supplemented in part by government and private foundation grants.
Honolulu, HI   US

Barricade Books Inc

Barricade Books publishes books that other publishers would shy away from.
Fort Lee, NJ   US

Baskerville Publishers Inc.

Baskerville Publishers, Inc. publishes books of unusual interest for lovers of serious music and the humanities.
Fort Worth, TX   US

Bavender House Press

BHP is a non-fiction publisher primarily dealing with biographies.
Naples, FL   US

Bethlehem Books

Bethlehem Books is a small, home grown publishing company dedicated to restoring to children and families a treasury of wholesome, character-building literature.
Bathgate, ND   US

Big Earth Publishing

Big Earth Publishing is committed to being more than just a publisher of good books. We are a family of independent publishers with a unified purpose—to provide our readers with compelling stories and ideas that inform and inspire us all.
Boulder, CO   US

Breakwater Books

Breakwater Books Ltd. was founded in 1973. Initially, its sole purpose was to publish materials that preserved the unique culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Maritime provinces. In recent years, Breakwater has successfully begun publishing cutting edge literature in all genres, including children’s books, literary and commercial fiction, educational curricula, non-fiction, and poetry, while at the same time continuing to support its culturally significant backlist titles.
St. John’s, NL   CA

Bridge House Books

Publishers of historical fiction and biography of the Western U.S.
Rancho Murieta, CA   US

Bright Mountain Books Inc

Publishes books about and by authors who are from the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Fairview, NC   US

Bryant Park Press, Inc

Bryant Park Press, Inc. is a boutique publisher which specializes in publishing unique, entertaining and informative non-fiction and, under the imprint Block Island Books, fascinating fiction.
New York, NY   US

Butler Books

Butler Books is a Louisville, Kentucky-based full service publisher of trade nonfiction, fiction and illustrated books.
Louisville, KY   US

Catilin Press

Caitlin Press publishes culturally significant books, including fiction, non-fiction (both historical and creative), and poetry. Occasionally we will produce a children’s or young adult title. In addition to its regional mandate Caitlin Press will honour its original roots by actively seeking, promoting and publishing work by and about BC women.
Halfmoon Bay, BC   CA

Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco publishing cookbooks, craft titles, children's books, stationery, art, design, parenting, pop culture, travel, etc.
San Francisco, CA   US

Cinco Puntos Press

Independent book publisher: featuring fine multicultural literature for adults, young adults and children.
El Paso, TX   US

City Lights Publishers

A bookstore-publishing combination located in San Francisco that publishes between ten to twelve books per year.
San Francisco, CA   US

CLC Publications

CLC Publications (formerly Christian Literature Crusade) is the English language publishing house for CLC Ministries International. Headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, CLC has published books for the Deeper Christian Life for over 50 years.
Fort Washington, PA   US

Cloquet River Press

A small publisher offering biography, local history and fiction titles.
Duluth, MN   US

Clover Park Press

Clover Park Press is a small publisher of biography and general non-fiction.
Santa Monica, CA   US

Cochran Publishing

Publisher of specialty books for collectors. Includes books on comic book art, Hopalong Cassidy, and biographies of Les Paul and Chet Atkins.
Rapid City, SD   US

Coffee House Press

Coffee House Press is an award-winning, nonprofit literary publisher in Minneapolis. We produce books that present the dreams and ambitions of people who have been underrepresented in published literature, books that shape our national consciousness while strengthening a larger sense of community.
Minneapolis, MN   US

Comfort Publishing

Comfort Publishing is a full-service publishing company producing an array of award-winning books in both fiction & non-fiction categories.
Concord, NC   US

Common Courage Press

Books for an informed democracy: Chomsky, Zinn, Harbury, Aristide. Books on politics, environment, ethics, militarism, peace.
Monroe, ME   US

ComteQ Communications

ComteQ Publishing, a division of ComteQ Communications, LLC, is an independent press specializing in Holocaust Memoirs and Tolerance Education.
Margate City, NJ   US

Council Oak Books

Independent press with titles on Native Americans, health, feminism, and spirituality.
Tulsa, OK   US

Counterpoint Press

We are an author-driven publishing house that devotes all energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. Counterpoint publishes fiction, literature, and poetry in addition to nonfiction, including history, memoir, biography, and nature.
Berkeley, CA   US

D&M Publishers

Publishes under three imprints: Douglas & McIntyre publishing politics and current affairs; Greystone Books focuses on the environment, natural history, science, sports and outdoor recreation; and New Society Publishers focuses on social justice and ecological issues.
On October 22, 2012 D&M filed a Notice of Intention to make a proposal under the provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. Pursuant to this process D&M management will be working with the Bowra Group Ltd to locate an investor or purchaser for its assets.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Daniel & Daniel Publishers Inc

Publishes under three different imprints: John Daniel & Company, Fithian Press, and Perseverance Press.
Mckinleyville, CA   US

Darwin Press Inc

The Darwin Press publishes books in fields of biology and the natural sciences, the Middle East and Central Asia, World Business, scientific monographs, historical memoirs, and related paperbacks and texts.
Princeton, NJ   US

David R Godine

David R. Godine, Inc., is a small publishing house located in Boston, Massachusetts, producing between twenty and thirty titles per year and maintaining an active reprint program. The company is independent (a rarity these days) and its list tends to reflect the individual tastes and interests of its president and founder, David Godine.
Boston, MA   US

Dundurn Press

Since 1972, Dundurn Press and its associated imprints have published more than 2000 titles, of which 1700 are still in print. Dundurn publishes about ninety to one hundred new titles per year and is now one of the largest publishers of adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction in Canada.
Toronto, ON   CA

Faber & Faber

Founded in 1929 by Geoffrey Faber, Faber and Faber remains one of the UK’s leading independent publishing houses. Faber publishes fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books alongside its garlanded lists of poetry, drama, music and film.
London,   UK

Fernwood Publishing

Fernwood Publishing produces critical non-fiction that inform, enlighten and challenge readers. As a book publisher, our goals are not merely economic, but also political. In confronting issues of race, class, gender and sexuality in the books that we publish, it is our hope that we can be part of the process of change. We also aim to provide authentic opportunities to first time authors and to groups who are often silent or silenced in today’s media. We are not afraid to take risks in this regard and, because of our confidence in the quality of the work we choose to publish, many of our first time authors remain with us throughout their publishing career.
Black Point, NS   CA

Flanker Press

Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.
St. John’s, NL   CA

Flat Hammock Press

Flat Hammock Press is an independent book publisher specializing in nautical non-fiction and coastal culture.
Mystic, CT   US

Folklore Publishing

Folklore Publishing was founded in 2002 with a mandate to publish well written and accessible popular histories drawn from North America’s past. Today we have 60 titles in print and continue to build a dynamic list.
Edmonton, AB   CA

Formac

Formac publishes quality books about Canada’s Maritime provinces or by Maritime authors.
Halifax, NS   CA

Frontenac House

Located in downtown Calgary, Frontenac House is a small literary press on the lookout for bold new work. Frontenac's mandate is to publish as wide a range of poetic expression, from as varied and diverse a group of poets, as we can find. Primarily a poetry press, Frontenac also publishes books of literary fiction, art and design, biography and children's literature.
Calgary, AB   CA

Goose Lane Editions

Established in 1954, Goose Lane Editions is a literary press with a particular interest in contemporary fiction and poetry, as well as high profile non-fiction, including history, biography, Canadiana and fine art books.
Fredericton, NB   CA

Grand Cyrus Press

Books about writers, actors and films.
San Francisco, CA   US

Graywolf Press

A small literary press publishing poetry, literary fiction, memoirs, gay and lesbian literature, short stories, essays and literary criticism.
Minneapolis, MN   US

Great River Books Inc

Great River Books is an independent publisher of books and materials offering innovative approaches to human development and learning at all ages and in any setting.
Salt Lake City, UT   US

Harbour Publishing

Harbour is well known for the Raincoast Chronicles, a series of anthologies on BC coast history and culture, of which twenty have now been produced. Harbour is also the publisher of over four hundred titles, including the bestselling Fishing with John by Edith Iglauer; The Encyclopedia of British Columbia and many BC Book Prize-winning books
Madeira Park, BC   CA

Harper Collins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. Headquartered in New York, the company is a subsidiary of News Corporation.
New York, NY   US

Hedgerow Press

Hedgerow is a small company that publishes high quality books of literary and visual beauty, limiting its annual production so as to give greater attention to each individual book.
Sidney, BC   CA

Henry Holt

Henry Holt and Company Publishers has, for over a century, published writers that define their era and endure far beyond it. Founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt, Henry Holt is one of the oldest trade publishers in the United States.
New York, NY   US

History Press

The History Press brings a new way of thinking to history publishing—preserving and enriching community by empowering history enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences.
Charleston, SC   US

Homestead Publishing

Homestead produces a wide range of interest that include; works of fiction by best-selling authors like Warren Adler, biographies by award winning authors like Margaret Sanborn, award winning photography, history, art, guide books, hiking & trail guides, maps, natural history, field journals, children’s and Native American to our selection of notecards, postcard books, posters, prints and bookplates.
Moose, WY   US

Milkweed Editions

An award-winning, nonprofit literary publisher of high-quality books that places an emphasis on cultural diversity, environmental stewardship, exceptionally crafted poetry, and insightful literature for adults and children in the middle grades
Minneapolis, MN   US

Naval Institute Press

The publishing arm of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Naval Institute Press publishes works that advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.
Annapolis, MD   US

New Forums Press

New Forums Press, Inc., publishes and distributes information packages relevant to staff, program and organization development issues in higher education, as well as histories of general interest, primarily in the form of books, journals and newsletters. We also provide personalized publishing services to a variety of organizations.
Stillwater, OK   US

New World Publishing

New World is a small, eclectic company founded in 1995 to produce books that make a difference in peoples lives. The subjects of our titles are intended to help people with their lives (health, wellness, safety and self-esteem) and/or include historical, artistic and cultural themes related to the Atlantic region.
Halifax, NS   US

Nimbus Publishing

Nimbus produces more than thirty new titles a year on a range of subjects relevant to the Atlantic Provinces—children’s picture books and fiction, literary non-fiction, social and cultural history, nature photography, current events, biography, sports, and cultural issues.
Halifax, NS   CA

Northbooks

Publishing the memoirs, adventures, and inspirations of Northern authors.
Eagle River, AK   US

Oolichan Books

Publishers of literary fiction and poetry, with the occasional diversion into travel, translation, children and autobiography.
Fernie, BC   CA

Penguin Group

Penguin Group publishes under a wide range of prominent imprints and trademarks, among them Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne.
New York, NY   US

Pronghorn Press

Books in a wide variety of genres in traditional and digital formats as well as downloadable unabridged audio books
Greybull, WY   US

Random House

Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, publishes books in nearly every category.
New York, NY   US

Rio Nuevo Publishers

At Rio Nuevo Publishers we present the best of the West in words and pictures. Our award-winning books focus on arts and crafts, children’s literature, cooking, history, gardening, memoirs, Native America, nature, spirituality, and travel.
Tucson, AZ   US

Ronsdale Press

Publishes literary Canadian fiction, poetry, autobiography, local history, and children's literature.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Santa Monica Press

Santa Monica Press has been publishing an eclectic line of books since 1994. Our list of lively and modern non-fiction titles includes books in such categories as popular culture, film history, photography, humor, biography, travel, and reference.
Solana Beach, CA   US

Sattre Press

Reprints, annotated editions and new titles in the Arts and Sciences
Decorah, IA   US

Savas Beatie

Publishes historical titles.
El Dorado Hills, CA   US

Simon & Schuster Inc

Simon & Schuster publishes over two thousand titles annually under 35 different imprints, and is one of the four largest English-language publishers.
New York, NY   US

Sono Nis Press

Founded by J. Michael Yates, the company began as a literary house specializing in poetry and fiction. Richard Morriss of Morriss Printing bought Sono Nis in 1976 and moved it to Victoria, B.C. He continued to publish poetry and added high-quality regional non-fiction to the list. Many of those early non-fiction works have been reprinted numerous times and are still in print.
Winlaw, BC   CA

Southwick House

Publisher of books by Henry S. Maxfield
Wolfeboro, NH   US

Talon Books

Canadian publisher of poetry, fiction and drama, as well as non-fiction books in the fields of ethnography and environmental and social issues.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Tau Publishing

Publisher of adult inspirational, books for children, biographies, and other categories.
Phoenix, AZ   US

Theytus Books

As the oldest Indigenous publishing house in Canada, Theytus Books is recognized and respected internationally for its contributions to Aboriginal literature. Since its inception in 1980, Theytus Books has been a leading proponent for Indigenous authors, illustrators and artists. It ensures that their voice and vision are expressed with the highest level of cultural authenticity and integrity.
Penticton, BC   CA

Touchwood Editions

TouchWood Editions has been publishing books of literary merit about Canada’s West for twenty years.
Victoria, BC   CA

Tsar Publications

Publishes new Canadian and American literature, especially works by black, Asian and feminist writers and books from abroad.
Toronto, ON   CA

Turnstone Press

Manitoba's oldest literary house, Turnstone Press produces fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction and has launched the careers of award-winning poets. Its Ravenstone imprint publishes speculative, horror and mystery fiction
Winnipeg, MB   CA

UBC Press

The University of British Columbia Press is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. With an international reputation for publishing high-quality works of original scholarship, our books draw on and reflect cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields, including Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, geography, health and food studies, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.
Vancouver, BC   CA

University of Alberta Press

Since 1969, the University of Alberta Press has published award-winning scholarly works and fine books for general audiences. UAP's program is particularly strong in the areas of biography, history, language, literature, natural history, and books of regional interest.
Edmonton, AB   CA

University of Hawaii Press

University of Hawai`i Press is recognized as a leading publisher of books and journals in Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Studies.
Honolulu, HI   US

University Press of Mississippi

The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the south and its culture to the nation and the world.
Jackson, MS   US

University Press of New England

University Press of New England is an award-winning university press supported by a consortium of schools: Brandeis University, Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire, and Northeastern University. UPNE has earned a reputation for excellence in scholarly, instructional, reference, literary and artistic, and general-interest books.
Lebanon, NH   US

Vintage/Anchor

Vintage Books is the foremost literary paperback publisher. Anchor, founded in 1953, is the oldest trade paperback publisher in America.
New York, NY   US

Watermark Publishing

Welcome to Watermark Publishing, a homegrown Hawai´i publisher specializing in books about the 50th State. Based on Bishop Street, in the heart of Honolulu, we bring you the best of the Islands -- from sports stories to small-kid titles, guidebooks to plantation memoirs.
Honolulu, HI   US

West Virginia University Press

West Virginia University Press is the leading publisher of the Mountain State, producing a diverse selection of books, journals, and CDs which appeal to fans of Appalachian writing and music, regional studies, art, nature, and medieval studies.
Morgantown, WV   US

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