100 Top Book Publishing Companies in California (Part 1)

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1. Alpha Book Publisher

Alpha Book Publisher have published authors in several cities and counties in California from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Our most popular plan, the free plan, will help you publish your book without spending a dollar. You will also get a free book cover. No hidden fees. Try us out today! Home Office: 0 Nadine St, Staten Island, NY 10306


2. Waterton Publishing Company

Waterton Publishing Company publishes and sells quality adult fiction books, young adult books, children’s books, art books, inspirational books, essays, and short stories. Waterton Publishing Company also provides book and magazine editing, design, and printing services for publishers and self-published authors.

Address: U.S. Bank Tower, 633 W 5th St #2600, Los Angeles, CA 90071


3. Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco that has been making things since the Summer of Love. They are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others.

Address: 680 Second Street San Francisco, California 94107


4. Dalee Publishing Company

"The DALEE BOOKBINDING COMPANY, founded in 1967 as a family business, is a full service bindery that has been reliably serving the scrapbook, photo album, specialty book and corporate community for more than 40 years". Their services include Bookbinding, Foil stamping, Die cutting and more.

Address: Post Office Box 1016, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729


5. DeVorss & Company

Over 80 years ago, a Midwesterner by the name of Douglas Kimball Devorss set up in Los Angeles as a publisher of what today they call Body/Mind/Spirit books. At that time, the term was New Thought, and Los Angeles was already home to many centers, institutes, and churches that taught a new, “metaphysical,” brand of philosophy and spirituality.

Address: 553 Constitution Ave unit a, Camarillo, CA 93012


6. Agape House Publishing Company

Agape House Publishing Company is the leading host for inspirational writings for regular followers and lovers of Jesus Christ our Lord, God, Savior. The goal of Agape House Publishing Company is to provide books that are founded only on biblical truths.

Address: 10 Cannery, Buena Park, CA 90620


7. Aunt Lute Books

Aunt Lute Books is a nonprofit multicultural women’s press based in San Francisco. For over thirty years, we have been publishing literature that voices the perspectives of women from a broad range of communities. We have published a number of well-known feminist and lesbian authors, including Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzaldúa, Judy Grahn, LeAnne Howe, Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker.

Address: 2180 Bryant St # 207, San Francisco, CA 94110


8. Chimayo Press

Chimayo Press is an independent educational publishing company committed to producing niche books that create compelling conversations, deepen relationships and celebrate the human spirit. We launched in 2005 with one advanced level English as a Second Language (ESL) title – Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics – from authors Eric H. Roth and Toni Aberson. This fluency-focused ELT textbook has blossomed into series meeting the varying needs of English language learners and their teachers in over 50 countries. Address: 3766 Redwood Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066


9. Angel City Press

Angel City Press was established in 1992 and is dedicated to the publication of high-quality nonfiction books. The award-winning books from Angel City Press are sold in fine gift and book stores, and on the Web. Drenched in nostalgia yet undeniably cool, each Angel City Press book is luxuriously illustrated and showcases the modern design concepts of California's top graphic artists.

Address: 2118 Wilshire Blvd # 880, Santa Monica, CA 90403


10. Kane/Miller Book Publishers

Kane Miller Books specializes in award-winning children's books from around the world. Our books bring the children of the world closer to each other, sharing stories and ideas, while exploring cultural differences and similarities.

Address: 4901 Morena Blvd # 213, San Diego, CA 92117


11. Best Seller Publishing

Helping Consultants, Coaches, Entrepreneurs Become Bestselling Authors & Get Featured on TV and Radio. Address: 253 N San Gabriel Blvd unit b, Pasadena, CA 91107


12. Times Two Publishing Co

Donnali Fifield founded the Times Two Publishing Company in 1998 to publish William & Wendell: A Family Remembered, a book that questions the ideas of grief therapy, and to create a digital archive of the work of my father, William Fifield. He welcomes correspondence from writers and literary executors who are thinking of setting up their own digital archives: timestwo@aol.com.

Address: 333 Valencia St # 328, San Francisco, CA 94103


13. HBE Publishing

HBE offers a full range of pre-production and post-publication services for the individual, but we are also a traditional publishing house. Our selection process is strict. Although we are very selective in the works we choose to publish in the traditional manner, we are always looking for submissions in all genres, and the depth of our editorial pool allows us to keep our options open. We do not limit our options by limiting what we look at.

Address: 640 Clovis Ave, Clovis, CA 93612


14. Great Little Book Publishing

Karl Palachuk is the founder and CEO of KPEnterprises Business Consulting, Inc. He is also the founder and President of Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. He also has two "branded" adventures run through Great Little Book: Relax Focus Succeed (blog, web site, email newsletter) and Promotion Monkey.

Address: 1500 W El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95833


15. Book Writing Inc.

Book Writing Inc. is a small firm that offers ghostwriting, editing, book cover designing and publishing services from California, USA.

Address: 1111 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017


16. TSEHAI Publishers

TSEHAI Publishers is an independent, academic press based at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. The press focuses on the diverse knowledge production of various cultures and human experiences, and exists with the purpose of giving a voice to otherwise voiceless writers, cultures, peoples, histories, nations, and regions. TSEHAI also serves as a platform for indigenous African knowledge production by creating an alternative, honest, homegrown narrative of Africa divorced from the cultural bias, value judgments, and historical interpretation and misinformation pervading Western media.

Address: 1 Loyola Marymount University Dr #3012, Los Angeles, CA 90045


17. Weldon Owen Publishing

Founded in 1984, Weldon Owen US is a high-quality, nonfiction, adult book publisher specializing in producing innovative, richly illustrated lifestyle books in the categories of food and drink, sports and fitness, popular science, craft and design, and popular culture for the global market, delivering approximately 100 books a year. We illustrate great ideas, break down complex skills so anyone can learn them, and entertain and inspire along the way a wide range of readers' passions, be they practical, creative, adventurous, or all-out fun.

Address: 1150 Brickyard Cove Rd Ste 100, Richmond, CA 94801


18. Robertson Publishing

Robertson Publishing began in the mid 1970s. Our office was in downtown Los Gatos, California, just 50 miles south of San Francisco. At that time we were designing and manufacturing books for Sky Oaks Productions, a publisher of educational materials. In 1988 we came out with Ellipsis..., a literary magazine published as a series of books, and we've been in the publishing business ever since. Over the years the industry has changed and we've changed with it. We no longer have to print hundreds of books in order to offer our authors the best print price. Address: 5178 Mowry Ave #259, Fremont, CA 94538


19. IDW Publishing

Founded in 1999, IDW quickly rose to prominence as an award-winning publisher of comic books and graphic novels, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original concepts. Based in San Diego, IDW has since grown into a fully integrated media company now including IDW Games, IDW Entertainment, Top Shelf Productions, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

Address: 2765 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106


20. Black Bed Sheet Books

Estab. October 2008. Publishes trade paperback originals and reprints, and ebooks. Publishes 10-20 print titles per year, up to 20-30 ebook-only titles. Receives 40% of books from first-time authors; 90% from unagented writers. Pays average of 15% royalty on wholesale price for print books, 18%-50% on ebooks. Does not yet offer advance. Publishes book up to one year after acceptance, with an average of 6-8 months. Accepts simultaneous submissions. Publishes horror fiction and nonfiction, science fiction & fantasy.

Address: 7865 Valley Quail Ct, Antelope, CA 95843


21. Brown Paper Press

Brown Paper Press is an independent publishing house headquartered in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States — Long Beach, California. The mission of Brown Paper Press is to engage readers on topics of contemporary culture through quality writing and thoughtful design. Address: 6475 CA-1 #329, Long Beach, CA 90803



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