• Nilufa Yeasmin

42 Top Book Publishers in Missouri (Part-1)


1. Reedy Press

Reedy Press was co-founded in 2003 in St. Louis, Missouri, by Josh Stevens and Matthew Heidenry, two museum publishing professionals who sought to help cultural institutions and organizations publish books. In the early years, Reedy’s list of clients grew to include schools and cities, with commemorative books soon becoming a specialty. Professionals and companies joined the mix of publishing partners, as titles began to encompass everything from narrative histories to cookbooks to children’s picture books.


In recent years, the company has increased the number of titles it publishes traditionally while still partnering with clients on myriad projects. The current owner, Josh Stevens, sees the balance of traditional and commemorative/custom titles as the key to continued success.


Since its founding in 2003, Reedy Press has released hundreds of books. The list of titles and clients continues to expand.

4677 McRee Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States


2. Walrus Publishing, Inc.

Amphorae Publishing Group is a woman- and veteran-owned business. Amphorae was created in 2014 with the merger of Blank Slate Press, Walrus Publishing, and Treehouse Publishing Group. In 2018, Amphorae acquired Goldminds Publishing. Through these imprints, Amphorae has worked with authors across the United States to publish titles over a wide range of genres. Amphorae authors have been reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, New York Journal of Books, Historical Novels Review, Foreword Reviews, Midwest Book Review, and many others. Amphorae’s titles have also won many awards including multiple Benjamin Franklin awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association, multiple IPPYs from Independent Publisher magazine, multiple Foreword Indie awards, a Willa Award for Editing, and a DaVinci Eye award for cover design. Kristina Makansi and Lisa Miller are the founders and current publishing partners at Amphorae.

4168 Hartford St, St. Louis, MO 63116, United States


3. Walsworth Publishing Co

Walsworth provides book, catalog, and magazine customers with solutions to distribute content, improve audience engagement, and grow revenue.


Walsworth is a service-focused, mid-tier provider of pre-print, print and post-print services to the catalog, book, magazine, and commercial print markets. We provide our customers with solutions to distribute content, improve audience engagement, and grow revenue.


A third-generation, family-owned and managed printing company, Walsworth is also the only American- and family-owned publisher of yearbooks and is the 29th largest printer in the United States.

803 S Missouri Ave, Marceline, MO 64658, United States


4. AKA-Publishing/Compass Flower Press

Compass Flower Press / AKA-Publishing has been proud to serve clients on a face to face, in person basis since our doors opened. I still want to provide this service, but with the importance of social distancing in containing the Covid 19 Virus, I am not making appointments in my office. I am now ready to work with writers using videoconferencing when we need to clarify information that email and phone use still can’t cover. Most people in our area are strictly adhering to the Stay at Home Order, and I am as well, so I intend to utilize only these methods of meeting until the virus epidemic is turned around.


Not only will we get through this safely, we’ll still get projects out to readers! Those who wish to utilize videoconferencing along with email and phone conferences—great! We will hone our computer skills together! Please don’t hesitate to contact me at yolandaciolli@gmail.com or 573-864-1479.

315 Bernadette Dr #3, Columbia, MO 65203, United States


5. Paperback Press

Paperback-Press is a paid service provider founded by independent author Sharon Kizziah-Holmes. Sharon has assisted writers in self-publishing since the mid-1990s. In 2014 she observed many colleagues were under-compensated and under-served by vanity press publishers. As a result, she developed this affordable, professional indie assist publishing venue to serve fellow writers.


It’s important to produce industry-standard, high-quality​ eBooks and print books, PBP promises to do that. You have control of the project throughout and keep 100% of your rights and royalties.


​If you are ready to publish your work, novel, short story/stories, memoir, novella, picture book, children’s book…Paperback-Press is the indie assist publishing partner for you!

1352 E Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65804, United States


6. Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC

We aspire to bring joy to people’s lives through the work of our talented creators. Since 1970, AMU has honed an uncanny ability to tap into the zeitgeist of popular culture to nurture and share the fresh, new voices that resonate with their generation and remain relevant for years to come. While other companies try to mitigate surprises, we anticipate disruption and embrace change. Our growth and forward momentum come from taking creative risks and finding new ways to share the unique and powerful messages of our creators with the world.


Our story begins with the dynamic partnership of Jim Andrews and John McMeel, two charismatic innovators who challenged convention to give voice to the groundbreaking comic storytellers and cultural commentators of their day.


Jim and John joined forces in 1970 with a bold vision, a progressive business philosophy and a steadfast commitment to the artistic goals of each creator. Their enterprising vision and values continue to serve as the foundation of our corporate culture today.

1130 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106, United States


7. Gateway International Publishing

Gateway International Publishing is committed to publishing theological books in the important areas of study in our day.

8201 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111, United States


8. Purpose Publishing

Purpose Publishing is a consortium of Christian professionals working together to help every author bring their work to the world. Our professionals collectively offer our clients over 100 years experience in editing, layout design, graphic design, web development, event planning, marketing experience.


At Purpose Publishing, God has purposed for us to advance the Kingdom of God by sharing the testimonies, stories, and extending love from every author. We aim to help each author share His or her vision that God has given them through the books we publish. It’s the team that makes the difference; not one single-handedly but each one.


Michelle Gines, author and former Director of Outreach and Marketing for National Non-Profit Organizations founded the company with a group of Christian entrepreneurs in 2000. Gines is the author of Have You Ever Seen a Cow with Tennis Shoes On? (Inspirations by Grace LaJoy), 7 Keys of a Queen (Purpose Publishing), and L.I.K.E.A.B.L.E. (Purpose Publishing). Mrs. Gines has published dozens of articles, books that have sold copies worldwide, and has appeared on local radio stations in Missouri and Illinois. Michelle Gines is quickly making herself a leading expert in self-publishing.

1503 Main St #168, Grandview, MO 64030, United States


9. Storybook Genius Publishing

Storybook Genius Publishing is a children's book publisher dedicated to and focused on, the children’s book market. Our team of talented illustrators, designers, and editors are able to bring an author's books to life in both print and eBook. Through fun and engaging stories complemented by amazing illustrations, our books support a child’s character development, social-emotional development, and academic development. Our books are designed to be enjoyed by readers of all ages including the emergent child reader and the adult who reads to the child.


Our brands include:


Growing Baby Board Books: (ages 0-3) board books perfect for lap reading and read-aloud

Growing Minds Books: (ages 3-8) illustrated fiction and nonfiction with a message for early readers

Growing SmartBooks: (ages 8-10 and YA) early fiction and nonfiction

We publish in formats from traditional paperbacks and hardbacks to eBooks and multimedia formats using the latest technologies including read-a-long, audio-narration, and animation. And we have relationships in the publishing industry that connect our authors to digital on-demand printing typically available only through large publishing houses. Our books are distributed to tens of thousands of retailers, wholesalers, libraries, and schools both in the United States and around the world.

219 Jackson St, Augusta, MO 63332, United States


10. Pentecostal Publishing House

Pentecostal Publishing House is the official publishing entity of the United Pentecostal Church International.


Pentecostal Publishing House is the official publishing entity of the United Pentecostal Church International. That makes PPH the largest publisher of Oneness Apostolic Pentecostal material in the world. PPH was initially chartered to supply Apostolic churches with doctrinally sound books and materials - and our mission remains the same today. When you purchase resources from Pentecostal Publishing House, you are obtaining high quality, biblically faithful, and well-written materials that you can feel safe sharing with church members and non-Christians alike. Also when you buy from PPH, you are supporting the broad mission of the United Pentecostal Church International - because all profits from PPH are reinvested in the programs and efforts of the UPCI.

36 Missouri Research Park Ct, Weldon Spring, MO 63304, United States


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