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12. Grove Atlantic
While Grove Press was founded on Grove Street in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1947, its true beginning started in 1951 when risk taker, Barney Rosset Jr., purchased it and turned it into one of the most influential publishers of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
Under Rosset’s guidance, Grove Press published many of the Beats, including William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg. Quickly it became the preeminent publisher of twentieth-century drama in America, publishing authors such as Samuel, Bertolt Brecht, Eugène Ionesco, David Mamet, Harold Pinter, and Tom Stoppard. Grove also introduced American audiences to some of the most noteworthy international authors of the time.
13. Encounter Books
ENCOUNTER BOOKS draws its name from Encounter-magazine, an Anglo-American literary journal founded in 1953 by poet Stephen Spender and journalist Irving Kristol. Encounter was a liberal, anti-Soviet monthly dedicated to two things: “a love of liberty and a respect for that part of human endeavor that goes by the name of culture.” The magazine seemed to have come “out of nowhere”—with an immediate impact.
14. Akashic Books
Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate publishers.
“As many in publishing struggle to find ways to improve on an increasingly outdated business model, independents such as Akashic—which are more nimble and less risk-averse than major publishing houses—are innovators to watch.”
—LOS ANGELES TIMES
“It’s heartening that even as the dinosaurs of publishing are lurching toward extinction, nimble independent publishers like Akashic are producing high-quality, innovative content.”
15. Vine Publishing
As a hybrid publisher, Vine Publishing offers the best of both traditional and independent publishing services. Our coaching, design, marketing and distribution services provide our authors with the foundation and platform needed to be the best authors they can be. Much like traditional publishing houses, we offer support throughout the publishing process, as well as marketing and promotion for your title, which includes a press release to media outlets. However, unlike traditional publishing we encourage your creative input, you also retain all rights to your book and you will receive a higher royalty of 60% on paperback and 80% on eBooks. Address: 447 Broadway 2nd Floor, #137, New York, NY 10013
Celebrating its 150th anniversary, Henry Holt and Company has been publishing quality books since its founders, Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt, opened their doors on Broome Street in 1866. The partners were the first to focus exclusively on publishing, and not simultaneously operate a bookstore or a printing plant. They began with translations, including novels by Ivan Turgenev, and by 1876 had published more than three hundred trade titles and textbooks. A fruitful relationship with Robert Frost began in 1915 with the publication of North of Boston. Frost’s books became a mainstay for the company and anchored a prestigious poetry list, with five collections eventually winning the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. By the mid-twentieth century the company boasted a diverse and strong trade list, including an expansive juvenile list. The next several decades saw the publication of classics by Norman Mailer, Dee Brown, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, Philip Caputo, and Robert Olen Butler, as well the receipt of two Pulitzers for the publications of W. E. B. Dubois. Address: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
Library Tales Publishing is an independent book publishing company founded in 2011. The company is focused on publishing, marketing and distributing self-help, memoirs and niche fiction books by qualified and talented authors. Our list of authors includes David Friedman, Arje Shaw, Catherine Holmes, Liz Ferro, David Michael Slater, Frank Foster, Eric Sage, Rich Wickliffe, Jim Hamilton, among others. Our authors and books have been featured in national print, TV, and radio media, including Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda, Publishers Weekly, Fox News, Book TV Shows, The New York Review of Books, and others.
Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
Celebrating our thirty-ninth year, Princeton Architectural Press is a world leader in architecture and design publishing, both in market share and in editorial and design excellence. With over 1,000 titles published, we have consistently sought the best in our field, and are privileged to be able to attract and publish it. We've made our reputation in part by identifying new trends and publishing first books on emerging talents, as well as definitive works on established names, and by creating books of unsurpassed design quality and production values. Address: 70 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Graydon House Books is a select hardcover and trade paperback imprint dedicated to publishing book club-worthy women’s fiction with strong commercial appeal. Multifaceted, provocative and original, Graydon House novels are page-turners that range in tone from lighthearted humor to emotional tearjerker, edgy suspense to historical drama. Graydon House is a boutique destination for both promising new talent and bestselling authors who are looking for an accomplished and attentive publisher who can nurture their talent and build their readership. Graydon House accepts only agent-ed submissions.
Doubleday was founded in 1897, when Frank Nelson Doubleday formed Doubleday & McClure Company in partnership with magazine publisher Samuel McClure. Among their first bestsellers was The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling. Today, Doubleday and its Nan A. Talese imprint publish an array of commercial fiction, literary fiction and serious nonfiction titles. Among the bestselling and prize-winning authors published by Doubleday are Anne Applebaum, Pat Barker, Dan Brown, Bill Bryson, Lincoln Child, George Friedman, David Grann, John Grisham, Mark Haddon, Heidi Julavits, Michio Kaku, Jon Krakauer, Jonathan Lethem, Candice Millard, Chuck Palahniuk, Edward Rutherfurd, Hampton Sides, Jeffrey Toobin, and Colson Whitehead. Nan A. Talese authors include Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Atwood, Thomas Cahill, Pat Conroy, Valerie Martin, and Ian McEwan.
Clink Street Publishing is a new publishing house aiming to blend the great elements of traditional publishing with the best bits of self publishing. As the publishing industry evolves, we wanted to create an imprint that gives authors creative freedom, generous royalty returns and complete ownership of every inch of their books, whilst providing support and guidance, strong design and editorial values, brilliant distribution and expert publicity and marketing. Our authors deserve to have quality books with commercial appeal, editorial integrity, excellent branding and design, and for them to be creatively and thoroughly promoted. We want our authors to feel like they’re part of a family. Even though they’re self publishing, Clink Street’s team — including Gareth, Hayley, Kate and Josh — are on hand at all times, just as a traditional agent or publisher should be, to answer questions and to play an active role in the shelf life of our books, even long after they have launched. Clink Street strives to empower authors, helping them to self publish professionally — whether their aim is to self publish in the long-term or to secure a traditional publishing deal by demonstrating the commercial viability of their work. Address: 154 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
Springer Publishing is an award-winning publisher of healthcare and behavioral sciences content, featuring books, apps, journals, and digital products. With an acute understanding of how educators teach, how practitioners work, and how students learn, our digital and print products are designed with optimal outcomes in mind: for the learner, the patient, and the client. We’ve been proudly helping to educate the healthcare and helping professions for over 70 years. Our authors are the leaders and innovators from the highest tiers of healthcare and behavioral sciences. Together, with this elite community of content creators, we’ve been honored year after year with awards from such esteemed groups as the Association of American Publishers, the American Journal of Nursing, and the American Library Association. Beyond these awards, perhaps the best measure of content quality comes from our customers themselves. Read the online user reviews of our books and apps, or watch a video of a student showing heart-felt appreciation for help in passing a certification exam, and you’ll see what we mean.
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