111 Top Book Publishing Companies in New York (Part 1)

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1. Alpha Book Publisher

Alpha Book Publisher have published authors in several cities and counties in New York from Manhattan to Buffalo, New York. 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. Kensington Publishing Corporation

Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It remains a multi-generational family business, with Steven Zacharius succeeding his father as Chairman, President and CEO, and Adam Zacharius as Vice-President and General Manager. As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read. The house of New York Times bestselling authors, including Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, William W. Johnstone, and many others, Kensington publishes over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles each year. Its diverse imprints – Kensington Books, Zebra, Pinnacle, Dafina, Citadel Press and Lyrical Press – are well known for providing readers with a range of popular genres such as thrillers, romance, historical fiction, cozy mysteries and non-fiction, as well as true-crime, western, and commercial fiction titles.

Address: 119 W 40th St #21, New York, NY 10018


3. Persea Books Inc

Persea has published hundreds of engaging and consequential books covering a wide range of subjects, styles, and genres, including poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, biography, and revived classics. Our list focuses on contemporary issues expressed through individual experience. It reflects the rich diversity of American literature, from Native American onward, and includes a wide selection of works in translation.

Some of our most prominent books are by Anzia Yezierska, most notably Bread Givers; Christine de Pizan, especially the E. J. Richard’s translation of The Book of the City of Ladies; Oscar Hijuelos, author of Our House in the Last World; Carl Friedman, author of Nightfather; and numerous poetry collections by Paul Celan, Nazim Hikmet, Thylias Moss, and Laura Riding. Our Young Adult program features books by authors Meg Kearney, Anne Mazer, Gary Soto, and Marie Raphael. Address: 853 Broadway # 601, New York, NY 10003


4. Radius Book Group

Radius Book Group is a next-generation publishing company ready to help you publish your book in the most efficient and effective manner. We combine decades of traditional experience with new, faster and more dynamic strategies. Authors get tremendous value from our hands-on, proactive and flexible approach to publishing today. Radius Book Group possesses robust publishing capabilities, access to the global marketplace, along with a publishing experience designed to meet your needs. Our authors have compelling stories and ideas, and we help them create a great book. They are successful in fields as wide ranging as business and finance, leadership, science, medicine, education, technology, sports, health and wellness. No matter your expertise, we can develop your book and reach the intended audience. Address: 443 Park Ave S #1004, New York, NY 10016


5. New Directions Publishing

New Directions was founded in 1936, when James Laughlin (1914–1997), then a twenty-two-year-old Harvard sophomore, issued the first of the New Directions anthologies. “I asked Ezra Pound for ‘career advice,’” Laughlin recalled. “He had been seeing my poems for months and had ruled them hopeless. He urged me to finish Harvard and then do ‘something’ useful.” Address: 80 8th Ave # 19, New York, NY 10011


6. Seven Stories Press

Seven Stories published works of the human imagination—sometimes in the form of fiction and literature, sometimes in the form of political nonfiction and sometimes in a hybrid form that has elements of both. Our books may be written originally in English or in other languages—as much as 25% of our list in any given season may be works in translation from the French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Russian, Swedish, Polish, Korean, or Vietnamese among other languages—or, as is true of many of the works of Ariel Dorfman, written in two languages simultaneously, the author going back and forth between English and Spanish until the text is complete. Whether political or literary or both together, Seven Stories is as well known for publishing on human rights, social and economic justice, and media as for its prize-winning American fiction, literature in translation, and poetry collections. We believe that the mix here of politics and fiction, of protest and celebration, of militancy and tenderness is important. Our credo is that publishers have a special responsibility to defend free speech and human rights, and to celebrate the gifts of the human imagination wherever we can. Address: 140 Watts St, New York, NY 10013


7. Allworth Press

An imprint of Skyhorse Publishing since 2011, Allworth was founded with the vision of helping creative professionals in the arts succeed. Our books contain a broad range of subjects, from helping designers build their businesses to the world of performance art. No matter what creative field you are interested in, you will be able to find it in one of our titles. Since joining forces with Skyhorse, we have benefited from many new resources, which have helped us reach out ever more effectively to our readership of creative professionals. We remain fortunate to have many prestigious institutions join us on a title by title basis as co publishers, including the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the American Society of Media Photographers, the Authors Guild, the Design Management Institute, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the School of Visual Arts.

Address: 307 W 36th St #11th, New York, NY 10018


8. Abrams Books

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. The company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from middle grade to young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; The Overlook Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for 5 Continents Editions, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Cameron + Company, Alain Ducasse Édition, Getty Publications, Ludion, The Museum of Modern Art, Obvious State, SelfMadeHero, Tate Publishing, V&A Publishing, and The Vendome Press. Address: 195 Broadway #9, New York, NY 10007


9. Hachette Book Group

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1,400+ adult books (including 50-100 digital-only titles), 300 books for young readers, and 450 audiobook titles (including both physical and downloadable-only titles). In 2017, the company had 167 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 34 of which reached #1. Address: 1290 6th Ave, New York, NY 10104


10. OR Books

OR Books is a new type of publishing company. It embraces progressive change in politics, culture and the way we do business. Our list is highly selective: we publish just one or two books a month, combining established authors with new discoveries. Our editorial standards are fastidious; our design clear and elegant. We employ exciting promotion with highly creative use of video and the Internet. To avoid the waste of unsold stock and returns, we produce our books only when they are wanted, as print-on-demand and as platform-agnostic e-books. This system allows a rapid publishing turnaround so relevant books can intervene quickly in issues of the day. Address: 137 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011


11. Hyperion Publishing

Hachette, formally known as Hachette Book Group, is one of six existing major publishers -- a number that will be reduced to five after the pending merger of Penguin with Random House. And that might drop to four if a rumored deal between Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins comes to fruition.

In that landscape, Hyperion was one of a handful of publishers that aren’t as big as the behemoths but can have equal reach. Hyperion, Norton, Wiley & Sons, Harlequin and the Perseus Books Group all fall within this tier of A-listers.

Address: 114 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011


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