100 Top Book Publishing Companies in California (Part 4)

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47. Ten Speed Press

Based on the West Coast, Ten Speed Press spent decades as an independent publisher before becoming part of the Crown Publishing Group in 2009. Known for creating beautiful illustrated books with innovative design and award-winning content, Ten Speed actively seeks out new and established authors who are authorities and tastemakers in the world of food, drink, pop culture, graphic novels, illustration, design, reference, gardening, and health.

Our imprints include Watson-Guptill, publisher of art, design, and photography titles, and Lorena Jones Books, publisher of cooking and lifestyle titles. PUNCH, the James Beard Award-winning online magazine about wine, spirits, beer, and cocktails, is published in collaboration with Ten Speed Press.

Address: 6001 Shellmound St, Emeryville, CA 94608


48. Web of Life Children’s Books

Web of Life Children’s Books publishes timeless picture books introducing children to the wonders of nature. These scientifically based books navigate the intricate interconnections between animals and their ecosystems, from the Arctic to the tropical rainforest to the coral reef. Stunning illustrations and poetic prose immerse readers in these environments, while detailed glossaries, maps and activist calls to action enhance the books’ usefulness in the classroom. Address: 2111 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702


49. Saddleback Educational Inc

We are a family. First and foremost Saddleback started in 1982 as a family-owned business. We are proud that its original values are still in place and the company continues to be run and managed by the same family. We are a team. Our team is a long-term group of amazing individuals who continue to inspire us every day. The perk is that we all actually like each other (most days) and enjoy coming to work every day. We hope you feel this when you speak to us over the phone, get an email response from our customer service or receive your order packed with care. Address: 151 Kalmus Dr Ste J-1, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


50. Queenship Publishing Co

Queenship was called to the Catholic publishing ministry in 1993.

Our mission is to produce and/or distribute Catholic books, videos, audio tapes and other material for the Catholic faithful. All of our material is and will continue to be in conformity with the teaching of the Church as expressed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Address: 5951 Encina Rd # 100, Goleta, CA 93117


51. City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

Founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin, City Lights is one of the few truly great independent bookstores in the United States, a place where booklovers from across the country and around the world come to browse, read, and just soak in the ambiance of alternative culture's only "Literary Landmark." Although it has been more than fifty years since tour buses with passengers eager to sight "beatniks" began pulling up in front of City Lights, the Beats' legacy of anti-authoritarian politics and insurgent thinking continues to be a strong influence in the store, most evident in the selection of titles.

The nation's first all-paperback bookstore, City Lights has expanded several times over the years; we now offer three floors of both new-release hardcovers and quality paperbacks from all of the major publishing houses, along with an impressive range of titles from smaller, harder-to-find, specialty publishers. The store features an extensive and in-depth selection of poetry, fiction, translations, politics, history, philosophy, music, spirituality, and more, with a staff whose special book interests in many fields contribute to the hand-picked quality of what you see on the shelves. Address: 261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133


52. Inkshares

Inkshares is a publishing and literary rights-management platform founded in 2013. It is an open platform with a community of over 100,000 authors and readers. ... Selected manuscripts are edited by Inkshares for publishing in North America, sale into foreign territories, and development in television and film.

Inkshares investors include Ingram Ventures, Indicator Ventures, and prominent angels in the media and entertainment space. Inkshares has strategic relationships with Ingram for North American book distribution and The United Talented Agency for representation and packaging in television and film. Address: 95 Linden St STE 6, Oakland, CA 94607


53. To Press & Beyond

As experts in book publishing consulting and support services for over 20 years, we take your book project and shepherd it through writing, editing, design & layout, printing, distribution, sales and promotion, both in trade and niche markets and on the web.

At To Press & Beyond, we are dedicated to providing clients with cutting-edge, customized marketing strategies to assure your book’s maximum visibility and sell-through. With traditional PR and fully integrated campaigns for launching titles, we come up with ways to fill a niche in your market and find your intended audience.

Collaborating with a staff of creative professionals, we help marry the art and science of the web so your website becomes a web solution.

Address: 825 E Pedregosa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103


54. Book Launchers

We love books. We love stories. And we believe that YOUR story belongs in a book that you can be proud to pass along to anyone you meet.

Book Launchers founder, award winning author Julie Broad, knows the challenges authors face. Writing a book is hard enough. Navigating the crazy confusing waters of self-publishing can overwhelm the most motivated authors. Then, you have to sell

your book! Many companies help you with various pieces of your self-publishing journey, but few companies work with an author side by side, ensuring a book is not just written well, published professionally and available for sale, but that the author achieves their goals for their business with the book by creating a strong platform, marketing the book and getting it in the hands of their ideal readers.

Address: 12130 Millennium Dr #300, Los Angeles, CA 90094


55. Comstock’s Publishing Inc

Comstock’s is the premier monthly business publication in California’s Capital Region. Serving Sacramento and the nine surrounding counties for 30 years, Comstock’s is the voice for business and quality of life in our region. Intriguing, insightful and inquisitive editorial has long been a hallmark of Comstock’s. Both online and in print, we take an analytical look at the movers, shakers and forces shaping our economic landscape of today and tomorrow.

Address: 2335 American River Dr UNIT 301, Sacramento, CA 95825


56. Two Hearts Books & Publishers

Two Hearts Press, LLC is dedicated to publishing a select number of books and media for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church, and is especially devoted to the Blessed Mother. Address: 9261 Pershing Ave, Orangevale, CA 95662


57. Insight Editions

Insight Editions creates illustrated books of distinction that celebrate cultural milestones in entertainment, history, and the arts. These lavishly produced and visually stimulating volumes are dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. Elegant and informative, books from Insight Editions showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft. Address: 800 A St, San Rafael, CA 94901


58. Craftsman Book Co

Tens of thousands of contractors, remodelers, custom builders, appraisers, adjusters, estimators, architects, engineers and other construction professionals in the United States and Canada rely on Craftsman’s software products and annual estimating cost data publications. Craftsman’s Construction Contract Writer software is a first-in-class productivity tool used by construction professionals to meet increasingly stringent state contracting standards. Find over 200 books and software titles covering every construction trade and task. Address: 6058 Corte Del Cedro, Carlsbad, CA 92011


59. North Atlantic Books

North Atlantic Books (NAB) is an independent nonprofit publisher committed to a bold exploration of the relationships between mind, body, spirit, and nature. Founded in Vermont in 1974 and operating in Berkeley since 1977, NAB has been at the forefront of publishing a diverse range of original books in bodywork and somatics, ecology and sustainability, health and healing, indigenous cultures and anthropology, psychology and personal growth, social justice and engaged activism, and spirituality and liminality. NAB’s Blue Snake Books imprint is one of the largest sources of internal and historical martial-arts books in the world. Over the years NAB has supported a wide-range of like-minded organizations through its Seeds of Transformation program.

Acquisitions, editorial, production, and marketing staff manage all books from the Berkeley office while Penguin Random House handles sales and distribution. North Atlantic Books is an educational nonprofit based in Berkeley, California, that collaborates with partners to develop cross-cultural perspectives; nurture holistic views of art, science, the humanities, and healing; and seed personal and global transformation by publishing work on the relationship of body, spirit, and nature.

Address: 2526 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704


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