19 Top Book Publishers in Ohio (Part-1)
Many authors have experienced frustration in getting their work accepted by national publishers. At Cincinnati Book Publishing, we believe in empowering authors with an entrepreneurial approach to publishing. We provide assistance with editing, art and design, print production, marketing, bookstore sales, direct mail and fulfillment, and securing funding for non-profit ventures, allowing authors to successfully and knowledgeably self-publish their work.
As a Cincinnati, Ohio firm, we partner with the best local creators that the community has to offer. With impeccable craftsmanship and affordable prices, working with local talent allows authors to create a high-quality product while also remaining heavily involved in the publishing process.
Our core value is delivering literary diversity at its finest.
The shade is a young publishing house promoting work of all genres. Located in Columbus, OH, we seek new authors and experienced authors who are looking for a vehicle to share their work with the masses.
Since 1957, it has been the mission of The Ohio State University Press to advance knowledge by disseminating scholarship in the humanities and the social sciences. The Press publishes the highest quality, peer-reviewed scholarly works through its books and journals program, promoting the work of academics throughout the world. As the publishing branch of The Ohio State University, a land-grant and state-supported institution, the Press is also dedicated to serving the university community and the citizens of Ohio through scholarly and popular works about the region’s unique history, diversity, culture, and environment.
We specialize in literary and cultural studies (including comics, narrative theory, Victorian studies, and medieval studies), American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies, and race and ethnic studies (including Black studies and Latinx studies). We also acquire books in regional studies on our Trillium imprint, creative works, on our Mad Creek imprint, and linguistics, and publish the annual winners of The Journal’s non/fiction and poetry prizes.
Biblio Publishing is an independent publisher featuring fresh and interesting titles and offering a free, modern method of publishing. Biblio Publishing offers the most up-to-date digital creation and printing of books as well as the ability to format and offer eBook formats to many titles. Our eBooks are sold through our website and through major online bookstores such as Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, The Apple Bookstore, and more. We also offer fulfillment services for orders to all brick and mortar bookstores as well as distribution services through Lightning Source.
Biblio Publishing has its roots in educational publishing, with our earliest offerings in the area of course materials in the mid-1980s. After many years of focus on the educational field, we began offering our services to the public and educators alike.
Biblio Publishing is an employee-owned business. We are an environmentally conscious business with an eye on the use of recycled materials and the recycling of waste products. Additionally, although Biblio Publishing offers its services nationally, we also focus on the community in which we reside, Columbus, Ohio.
Purchased by the Follett Corporation in April 2016, BTPS is a business unit of Baker & Taylor and a synergistic merging of component parts that have long been fixtures in the publishing industry.
Baker & Taylor was founded in 1828 and has been at the forefront of order fulfillment and supply chain management for nearly 200 years. Bookmasters was a premier book manufacturer for more than 45 years and was purchased by private equity firm Castle Harlan, Baker & Taylor’s then-owner, in 2013. The Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and remains a family-owned, privately-held company with a long-standing, demonstrated commitment to the highest standards in educational publishing.
Officially formed in October 2017, BTPS is proud to offer its client publishers the distinct advantages that result from the combined services of these three established companies (along with Bookmasters, which serves as the BTPS manufacturing division). Together, these entities form the largest supplier to the library and higher education markets in North America.
Insurance Bar was first established in 1925 by R.W. Martindale. The directory originated as the official medium for the selection of legal counsel by the International Claim Association, the premier group of life, accident, and health insurance companies. The directory was an immediate success and soon expanded its format to meet the needs of the property and casualty claims and loss departments. Law Firms must be recommended in order to qualify for listing.
Claim Service Guide was added in 1939, and lists preferred independent adjusting firms located throughout the world. Only recommended adjusters qualify for listing, and the class of business for which the adjuster has been recommended is indicated in their listing.
Over the years we have added expert service provider and appraiser sections, listing individuals and companies who offer their expertise in various fields associated with the insurance industry.
Insurance Field Handbooks were established in 1889, give a concise view of the local insurance market throughout all 50 states, and outline comprehensive statewide data for independent agents.
Now all of this information is available to you in one location on barlist.com. You may access the most up-to-date information and communicate directly with leading insurance industry professionals worldwide.
Orange Frazer Press is a traditional book publisher and a custom book publishing service in its thirty-third year. We serve a local, regional, and international client base from our historic building in downtown Wilmington, Ohio. From celebrating sports heroes and philanthropic victories to personal achievements and corporate anniversaries, we specialize in personal, custom book publishing services for authors and clients. We guide clients through every aspect of publishing:
CP's founder Shannon Okey had been working on the fringes of the publishing business for several years. After selling a dozen of her own books to several major national publishers, she started to do freelance acquisitions representing other authors whose work she enjoyed.
Shannon went on to edit a monthly magazine based in the UK and continued to run a business she’d founded in 2004 that sold handcrafted items by artisans from all over the U.S. and Canada, a sort of proto-Etsy. Its fresh style and design aesthetic attracted not only a devoted clientele but also the attention of television producers and yet more publishers. Shannon appeared on shows such as Knitty Gritty, Uncommon Threads, and Crafters Coast to Coast. Even more of the artisans from her shop soon landed their own book and TV deals (see? we know how to pick ‘em!)
But why Cooperative Press? It began with a book.
(Specifically, The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design, the first book of its kind targeted toward indie knitwear designers).
Although working with traditional, large publishers can be very rewarding, there are some books that fly under their radar.
Columbus Publishing Lab is a small, family-owned company built on the idea that self-publishers should be treated with honesty and offered excellent services at a fair price. We are a values-driven organization that believes professional self-publication is good for authors, small presses, and the book industry as a whole.
Our leadership has a history of producing exceptional materials. Emily Hitchcock, the CEO of Columbus Publishing Lab, has earned a reputation as a trustworthy industry expert. All of the Columbus Publishing Lab imprints are recognized in the literary community for outstanding quality, financial accountability, and integrity.
Columbus Publishing Lab was launched in 2014 by Brad Pauquette. Brad is the founder and president of the Ohio Writers’ Association and has a history of successful work at all levels of the publishing industry, including New York Times bestselling authors, professional athletes, and lots of first-time authors.
He built Columbus Publishing Lab to utilize his experience, and make profitable, professional publications available to more authors. Brad believes that if authors produce great work and are willing to invest time and money into their books, then anyone can be successful in publishing.