60 Top Book Publishers in Connecticut (Part-3)
The Day Publishing Company, established in 1881 by John A. Tibbits, publishes The Day, a daily newspaper covering a 20-town region in eastern Connecticut with a daily and Sunday readership of nearly 100,000, and theday.com, a website generating more than 3 million page views a month.
The Day Publishing Company also publishes a variety of print and online feature and tourism magazines; including Connecticut Coast & Country, the definitive annual visitors guide for the region, with a distribution of 250,000 copies at 400 locations in four states; Go Westerly, an annual tourism magazine with a circulation of 60,000; Sound & Country, an in-market tourism glossy magazine published three times a year; Aspire, a quarterly high-end lifestyle magazine; and Connecticut Family, a quarterly publication devoted to the happiness and well-being of parents and children statewide.
Times Community papers
The Day Publishing Company owns Shore Publishing, LLC, which publishes seven weekly community newspapers from East Haven to Old Saybrook, with a combined circulation of nearly 75,000. The company also owns The Times Community News Group, a group of eight weekly publications serving towns east of the Connecticut River to Pawcatuck, with a combined circulation of nearly 80,000.
23. Lockwood Press
Lockwood Press is a publisher of works of intellectual distinction that further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, educate both within and outside the classroom, and enhance cultural life. By publishing scholarly works that contribute to a global understanding of human affairs, Lockwood Press aids in the pursuit of intellectual distinction. In its commitment to increasing the range and vigor of intellectual pursuits within the university environment and elsewhere, Lockwood Press will continually extend its horizons to embody academic publishing at its best.
Lockwood Press publishes monographs, upper-level and supplemental classroom texts, reference works, and academic trade titles—as well as journals—on the languages, archaeology, history, religions, and cultures of the Near Eastern and eastern Mediterranean worlds from earliest antiquity through the Middle Ages. The Press also publishes a wide range of scholarly books on old- and new-world archaeology.
Director Billie Jean Collins earned her PhD in Hittitology from Yale University in 1989. She is author of The Hittites and Their World as well as more than forty articles on Hittite society and religion. She has twenty-five years experience in academic publishing. She founded Lockwood Press in 2010.
Grey House Publishing launched its first directory The Directory of Mail Order Catalogs in 1981, the year it was founded by its President, Richard Gottlieb, and Publisher, Leslie Mackenzie. Since then Grey House has published over 200 titles, as well as countless annual or semi-annual editions of many of these directories and reference works that subscribers and libraries have come to rely as standards in their fields. The annual Directory of Mail Order Catalogs, for example, still enjoys a robust circulation over 30 years after its first edition.
For us, it means a passion for books and a dedication to the belief that books change lives. It means innovative publishing, where every book is personal and every author’s voice has a place. And it means not being afraid to say “I don’t know” and forging a new path when we have to.
We are a group of passionate, energetic and enthusiastic book lovers, and we are committed to helping readers experience each book.
Thank you for being a part of our story.
So much has changed since we started this journey twenty+ years ago in a spare bedroom—the industry, the technology, the world. And at Sourcebooks, things are no different. The conversations we get to have now are different from those we had even just five short years ago. We’ve launched new imprints to great success and built the careers of authors whose voices have a vital place in today’s community.
But what hasn’t changed for us is our passion for books and our dedication to the belief that books change lives. So while our current list may be different than those first few books, you can bet that our mission hasn’t and won’t change one bit.
26. Taunton Press
The Taunton Press evolved out of one man’s love for woodworking and his frustration with the lack of quality information on the craft. To remedy that, Paul Roman and his wife, Jan, created Fine Woodworking magazine.
Since that day in 1975, The Taunton Press has evolved into a 21st-century media company with category-leading brands that inspire and inform over 14 million passionate makers.
We’re known for our five iconic magazines – Fine Woodworking, Fine Homebuilding, Fine Cooking, Fine Gardening, and Threads and our related line of books. Our more recent ventures include an Emmy-nominated TV series – Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking – our in-person events, plus videos and podcasts that reach an ever-growing community of enthusiasts. We’re constantly meeting the demands of the enthusiasts we serve.
The Taunton Press is in the business of providing high-quality, high-value information to special-interest enthusiasts – people who have made a commitment in time and/or space to learning about and practicing their craft and express their creative imaginations. Our five fields of focus are woodworking, home building, cooking, gardening, and garment sewing.
Twelve Tables Press is an independent legal trade and education press located in historic Northport, New York. The press was founded with a unique intent -- to champion the individuals in law who have made a mark on our society, as scholars, eyewitnesses, or pioneers in shaping the United States legal system. The press publishes original works by and about America's leaders in law that inform the general public, students, attorneys, and other professionals of the historical events, people, opinions, and writings that have changed and defined American law, jurisprudence, and society. Twelve Tables Press showcases the individual author with a story to tell, rich, personal texts that offer a glimpse into the art of lawyering.
In 1921, George T. Delacorte, Jr., founded the Dell Publishing Company with the intent of entertaining readers dissatisfied with the genteel publications of the time. He did launch some daring magazines (such as the humorous Ballyhoo and mystery magazine Inside Detective), and one of his most notable innovations was the puzzle magazine.
Dell Puzzle Magazines began in 1931. The first issue of Dell Pocket Crossword Puzzles was launched in 1941 and has been published without interruption to the current day. Over the years, many new publications have been added to the line, and Dell Magazines now publishes a large array of specialized puzzle magazines and books.
29. Bayard Inc
Bayard made its first venture in the United States in 1999 when it acquired Twenty-Third Publications. Since that time, Bayard Inc., owned by the Augustinians of the Assumption, has grown to become one of the largest U.S. Catholic publishers and distributors of religious products, with operations in New London CT, Dayton OH, St Louis MO, and Worcester MA.
Bayard Inc. owns the Creative Communications for the Parish, Twenty-Third Publications, and Pflaum Publishing Group trademarks, and publishes Catholic Digest, Living with Christ, Living Faith, Catechist, and Today’s Catholic Teacher magazines.
Twenty-Third Publications provides practical, pastoral resources (books, booklets, parish programs) that educate and empower parish leaders—catechists, lay ministers, and pastors—and that nourish the spirituality and encourage the faith-lives of all the People of God.
As the publisher of Living Faith Daily Devotions, Good News School Planners and a wide variety of seasonal devotional and worship material, Creative Communications for the Parish produce resources that are scriptural, inspirational, accessible, and affordable for parishes and individuals.
Acquired in 2014, The Pflaum Publishing Group presents the faith formation program, The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies as well as resources for sacramental preparation, liturgy of the Word for children, seasonal resources and catechist formation.
Follett has been a trusted partner to Pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses for more than 140 years, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn.
Every day, we serve over half of the students in the United States, and work with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. We're higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community as we operate nearly 1,200 local campus stores and over 1,600 virtual stores across the continent.
Our vantage point and presence in the market – from early childhood all the way through higher education – gives us a unique perspective to know what teachers are teaching and how students are learning; to know what professors are adopting; to know what college students are buying, and to know how they are acquiring content and interacting with new technologies and retail environments available to them.
We're more than just a book company, we're a gateway to knowledge—harnessing our insights to help improve student outcomes and shape the future of education as we know it.