36 Top Book Publishers in Washington(Part-3)
19. Chatwin Books
We are a nimble team based in Seattle, with decades of experience in the book business. We specialize in literary fiction, poetry, fine art and photography books, with a smattering of eclectic titles we believe in. Shop our titles here.
For Authors: At the heart of what we do, is close work with you, the author to support your craft, and your entire body of work, throughout the publication process. We look beyond the title at hand to create a holistic publishing approach that serves the author, taking into account your goals, leadership, and style of communication to bring you to the next level in your career. We work with both authors and artists to create books of exceptional quality and appeal.
For Booksellers: Chatwin was co-founded by the owner of an ABA-member Indie bookstore, Phil Bevis of Arundel Books in Seattle. Our discounts and policies on direct orders are intended to motivate and support independent bookstores to carry our books, with an economically sustainable model. Please see our Libraries & Booksellers page for tailored ordering information.
20. Rw Morse Co
R. W. Morse Company publishes, markets and wholesales bird books. Our books provide facts about hundreds of different birds that beginners and avid bird watchers alike can enjoy. Birding is a hobby enjoyed by millions of people in the United States and our books fill a niche for those customers that want a guide that is sized for travel, easy to use with outstanding photos that depict alternate plumages. Our books are updated on a continual basis and reflect the dynamic changes in avian science.
With its 49 newspaper titles, Sound Publishing is the largest community media organization in Washington State. Sound has a combined print circulation of 661,072 and 2.3 million unique visitors online. Sound employs more than 600 people in 36 locations around the Puget Sound region, eastern Washington, and Alaska.
Sound prints all of its own newspapers and numerous other publications at our centrally located, state-of-the-art printing facility in Everett. The plant, located just northwest of the I-5/I-405 interchange, features two press lines and complete prepress, publication handling, bindery, mailing and transportation services, enabling us to meet the needs and demands of partner publishers across the state. Our largest press line is specifically designed to facilitate full-color printing on up to 40 tabloid pages in one section.
Sound Publishing is a subsidiary of Black Press Ltd. of Victoria, B.C., Canada. Founded in 1975, Black Press now publishes more than 160 newspapers and other publications in British Columbia, Alberta, and Washington state, as well as the Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Advertiser, West Hawaii Today, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, San Francisco Examiner daily newspapers, SF (San Francisco) Weekly and The Juneau Empire, Kenai Peninsula Clarion and Homer News.
Portland's most colorful, authentic, and empowering publishing house and distributor, Microcosm Publishing & Distribution is a vertically integrated publishing house that equips readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. Microcosm emphasizes skill-building, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, bicycling, gender, self-care, and social justice. Microcosm was started by Joe Biel in his bedroom as a distro and record label in 1996 and is now among the oldest independent book publishing houses in Portland, OR. Microcosm focuses on relating the experiences of what it's like to be a marginalized person and strives to be recognized for spirit, creativity, and value. All books are printed in the U.S. on post-consumer papers, and the company doubles the industry average in the number of women authors and prioritizes the hiring of special needs employees. Microcosm constantly poses the question “How can we remove barriers to success for marginalized people in our industry?”
The Elliott Bay Book Company is an independently owned bookstore founded by Walter Carr in 1973, at 109 Main Street. Over the next three and half decades, the bookstore shifted and expanded within the Globe Building adding event space for author readings as well as Seattle’s first bookstore café.
In 2010, Elliott Bay relocated to 1521 10th Ave in the Capitol Hill neighborhood near downtown Seattle. We brought with us the unique selection of books, original cedar shelves, and the same knowledgeable staff, to ensure the same unique and welcoming atmosphere. The reading events, as well as the café, have remained a vital part of our business.
Part of the daily life of Elliott Bay for over four decades, our author reading series now hosts more than 500 author readings a year. While we have had the pleasure of hosting some of the world’s preeminent writers, from its inception, our reading series has sought to feature diverse, lesser-known, new, famous, infamous, and sometimes controversial writers.
24. SKF Books Inc
The goal of SKF Books is to create and publish books and videos sorely needed in the world of Autism treatment and advocacy. The products typically are first of their kind, emerging from a desire to fulfill a need rather than mimic other works. For example, SKF publishes a highly successful book entitled Teach Me Language that helps Autistic children with one- or two-word sentence skills bring their language abilities to a much higher level. The success of Teach Me Language is due not only to its efficacy but also due to its “first of a kind” capacity to improve the language ability in children with Autism.
After the original book was written, Companion Exercise Forms for Teach Me Language was published to cut down on the preparatory work necessary to deploy Teach Me Language in the field — in other words, to make the instructor’s job easier. Due to demand, Teach Me Language has been translated into French as Apprends-Moi le language, into Italian as Il Linguaggio Verbale Nell’autismo and into Norwegian as Laer Meg Spark.
Created with the belief that great writing is good for the world, Two Sylvias Press mixes modern technology, classic style, and literary intellect with an eco-friendly heart. We draw our inspiration from the poetic literary talent of Sylvia Plath and the editorial business sense of Sylvia Beach. Located in the Seattle area, Two Sylvias is an independent press that publishes the best-selling The Daily Poet and has created The Poet Tarot, featured in O, The Oprah Magazine. Two Sylvias Press also released the first eBook anthology of women's poetry in 2011: Fire On Her Tongue. Publishing poetry, memoir, essays, anthologies, and creativity tools for writers and artists, we offer a Chapbook Prize in the spring. The Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize is open to women over 50 years of age and is held annually in the fall. Two Sylvias Press also offers online poetry retreats for writers who would like to generate new work with daily poetry prompts and creative inspiration.
Laughing Elephant produces greeting cards, notecards, books, paper gifts, reproductions of antique valentines, vintage luggage labels, our popular series of children's shaped books, notebooks and journals, and more.
Our products celebrate many subjects we hold dear such as children, family, friends, dogs, cats, babies, love, relationships, home, as well as spiritual and inspirational titles. We strive to capture the ideals of past times with imagery from antique postcards, late 19th and early 20th century children's books, vintage advertising and a wealth of other sources.
We began with the intention of showing the work of great and neglected illustrators and have since built a large library of images. These images are in myriad forms, though books are central to the collection. We have tens of thousands of things with pictures that please us: calendars, posters, labels, pamphlets, playing cards, bridge tallies, game boards, postcards, paper dolls, wallpaper, blotters, bookmarks, greeting cards, stickers, magazines, etc. We are a family business located in Seattle, Washington. One of our owners is Alexandra Day, creator of the bestselling Good Dog, Carl children’s book series.
27. COMPENDIUM, Inc.
Compendium turns everyday items into extraordinary gifts and everyday occasions into memorable events. Through gift books, journals, greeting cards, stationery, desk accessories, and décor, we combine vibrant designs with thoughtful words to honor the relationships that matter most.
Thank Mom for all she does. Spark the imagination of a child. Honor a special teacher. Or reflect on your own dreams and where they will take you. Our inspirational gifts for any occasion celebrate the best parts of the human spirit and highlight what it truly means to live inspired.