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Top 25 Indie | Boutique Book Publishers (Summer 2019)

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Indie & Boutique Publishers

Indie and boutique publishers are smaller publishing houses that tend to specialize in a specific subject area. Indie and boutique publishing is common in genres that demand a greater level of expertise or that are only saleable to a limited readership. This category also includes a range of small presses producing content of local and regional interest. These houses may tend to work in geographically smaller and more dedicated markets selling local authors and stories.

Linkqua Editions

Spanish Language Classics


Linkqua Editions is the largest publisher of classic books in Spanish: Ten years editing, 1,400 titles available in print and digital editions...CONTINUE READING

TitleTown Publishing

True Crime, Memoirs, Biographies, Faith & Spirituality

Wisconsin, United States

TitleTown Publishing was born from a wish made on Olympic ice at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Italy. TitleTown Publishing's founder, Tracy Ertl, rapidly grew her dream into a mainstream publishing company specializing in high-profile memoirs, survival tales, and true crime stories. Since its founding, TitleTown has had an international bestseller, a #1 Amazon Bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, a book on the USA Today “Top 100 Books” list, and we’ve celebrated a three-week run on the New York Times Bestseller List. Our house’s stories have been optioned for film and television (with two, major motion pictures being released in 2019 and 2020), sold into multiple countries, and received extensive coverage through Reader’s Digest, People Magazine, the New York Times, Today Show, The View, Good Morning America, 48 Hours, CBS Early Show, Dr. Phil, and The Hallmark’s Channel’s Home & Family show, to name only a few....CONTINUE READING

Imprints: TitleTown Publishing Children's, Peregrino Press, Olympic Press, Legacy Media, TEN23 Media

Fine Feather Press

Children's Nature Books

United Kingdom

Fine Feather Press is a small independent children’s publishing company founded in 2011 by avid nature explorers, Caz Buckingham and Andrea Pinnington...CONTINUE READING

Copernicus Center Press

Science, Philosophy

United Kingdom

Copernicus Center Press works under the auspices of the Copernicus Center which was founded by the talented philosopher and Templeton Prize winner, Professor Michael Heller.

Our publications (which are in both Polish and English) adhere to the highest academic standards and span a broad spectrum of scientific and philosophical thought: Philosophy (especially the philosophy of science and the philosophy of law), theology, cosmology, mathematics, logic and neurobiology...CONTINUE READING

Signature Boutique Books

Lifestyle Books

Texas, United States

Signature is a Dallas, Texas based publishing company established in 2002.  Jolie Carpenter Berry is the visionary behind the popular Spectacular Homes and Dream Homes book series which has been published in dozens of regions around the U.S., London and Canada.  Signature continues to publish inspiring lifestyle books that dazzle readers by never compromising on quality and always collaborating with a team of top graphic designers and writers.  Resulting in beautiful large format books that deliver years of brand recognition for clients in the everlasting and first class impression of a book...CONTINUE READING

Imagine That Publishing

Children's Books, Activity Books

United Kingdom

In 2018 we celebrated our 20th anniversary of independent publishing and packaging.

During the past 21 years we have seen several major changes in the publishing landscape. And with these changes, our business has continued to adapt: our publishing programmes have evolved and grown, our portfolio of packaging services has expanded, we’ve challenged business models, we’ve tested new ideas, and amidst all of this we have remained steadfast in our mission to inspire children to read, learn, play and create...CONTINUE READING

Dunedin Academic Press

Sciences Scotland

While DAP's list reflects our base in Scotland, home to some of the world's top universities, it contains authors and subjects from across the international academic world - our horizons are far broader than our immediate Scottish environment. Our representatives and distributors carry and sell our books throughout the world...CONTINUE READING

Gelos Publications

Children's Books

United Kingdom

In Greek mythology Gelos was the very embodiment of laughter and fun – two key ingredients that Ian Sadler brings to life in his range of poetry-based stories for those children starting in the education system – many of whom are just beginning to understand the magic of books. The larger than life characters that Ian creates are wonderfully illustrated by Adrienne Brown and Len DiSalvo.

Intertwined within the jovial, poetic adventures of animals, children and even the occasional non-worldly creatures, gentle messages permeate Ian’s stories – practice hard, be yourself, show forgiveness, be polite, save water...CONTINUE READING

Wake Forest University Press

Irish Poetry

North Carolina, United States

Established in 1975 by Professor Dillon Johnston, with the support of Provost Edwin Wilson and the university administration, Wake Forest University Press is the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America...CONTINUE READING

Berlinica Books

Berlin Literature

New York, United States

Berlinica is an English-language publishing house that brings Berlin to America. Berlinica is run by Eva Claudia Schweitzer, a book author and a journalist for twenty-five years. Berlinica has offices in New York and Berlin. It publishes everything devoted to Berlin in English, mostly books, from fiction to history, photo books, guide books, biographies, books about culture and architecture, cookbooks, and also maps, movies and music...CONTINUE READING

Ess Ess Publications

Library and Information Science


Ess Ess Publications (India) is Indian Sub-continent’s largest publisher of books on Library and Information Science. With a rich heritage spanning over 40 years, they have published over 600 titles in varied disciplines of Library and Information Science including Cataloguing, Classification, Communication, Networking, Knowledge Management, Research Methodology, Computers and I.T., Documentation, Internet, Digital Libraries, etc. Ess Ess Publications' authors are prominent department heads and professors of library and information science, research scholars, librarians, and documentation officers from India and abroad...CONTINUE READING

Hoover Institution Press


California, United States

Hoover Institution Press is the publishing arm of the Hoover Institution. Dedicated to informing public policy decisions and communicating key ideas, the press publishes the works of Hoover's fellows, working groups, and affiliated scholars. Concepts that were important to Herbert Hoover-private enterprise, personal freedom, representative government, peace, and safeguarding the American system—continue to animate our work. Areas emphasized are economics, national security, education, energy and the environment, health care, history, law and regulation, and political philosophy...CONTINUE READING

Odyssey Books

Travel Guides & Companion Guides


Odyssey Guides take the reader to the heart of a destination, bringing to life the atmosphere, the literature, the history and the culture which combine to give the distinctive character to a country, region or city...CONTINUE READING

Graffeg Publishing

Illustrated Books

United Kingdom

Publishing books started for Graffeg in 2003 when designer and founder Peter Gill produced a large photographic book about Cardiff, titled Cardiff Caerdydd with Steve Benbow, Photolibrary Wales. Graffeg has since produced and published over 100 illustrated books with titles about food, arts, culture, heritage and architecture, gardens, landscapes, photography, sport and lifestyle...CONTINUE READING

Belly Song Press

Psychology, Social Justice, Leadership, Parenting

New Mexico, United States

Belly Song Press is a small, independent, and alternative publisher of nonfiction books on new paradigms in psychology, social justice, leadership, parenting, and critical thought founded in 2012. Our titles go through a rigorous process on par with that of a traditional publisher, but with the care and personalized attention that only a small press can provide. We work closely with a select team of professional editors, proofreaders, indexers, book cover designers, and interior designers to produce high quality publications both in content and aesthetic...CONTINUE READING

Tenemos Press


Arizona, United States

Temenos Press was founded in 1998 for the purpose of returning the classic works in Sandplay to print. These included Dora Kalff’s, Sandplay;  Estelle Weinrib’s, Images of the Self, and H.G. Wells’ Floor Games, the book that inspired a legacy of psychological healing through play.

Today we remain a small press, focusing on literature in the mental health treatment modality of Jungian Sandplay Therapy...CONTINUE READING

Shogam Publications



Shogam is committed to producing high quality books on Buddhism and related fields. We

feel that there is a real need for books that go into a subject matter in sufficient depth and

yet are accessible to a general readership. Our authors are highly trained in the academic

world or are people with intensive meditational training, or both...CONTINUE READING

Blink Publishing

Fiction, Non-fiction

United Kingdom

With a dedicated team focused on bringing superb quality, digitally enhanced books to the commercial mass market Blink Publishing provides all the knowledge and expertise of a large publisher with the personal attention and enthusiasm of a small publisher...CONTINUE READING


Children's Magazines

United Kingdom

Egmont Magazines is a market-leading publisher of children’s magazines creating licensed and own brand titles for all ages and stages. Our licensed portfolio includes much-loved evergreen brands Disney Princess, Paw Patrol, My Little Pony and Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as the latest bestsellers Ryan’s World and L.O.L Surprise...CONTINUE READING

Camra Books

Beer, Pubs, Brewing

United Kingdom

Camra Books is the publishing arm of the Campaign for Real Ale. We publish books on beer, pubs, brewing and beer tourism. We published the first Good Beer Guide in 1974, and this annual title - now in its 43rd edition - has since gone on to become the UK's best-selling beer and pub guide with a print edition, mobile app and e-book now available. Since then we have gone on to publish many other successful titles including...CONTINUE READING

Filbert Press

Plants, Gardening, Sustainability, and Nature

United Kingdom

Filbert Press is an independent publisher of books about plants, gardening and the natural world that are inspiring, relevant and provide a new perspective. Our authors are innovators and experts who have spent years researching, practicing and perfecting what they do. Their books are like a rich distillation of all they have discovered and their enthusiasm is such that even non-gardeners confess to reading them from cover to cover...CONTINUE READING

Wild Iris Publishing

Visual Media

Ohio, United States

Wild Iris Publishing specializes in visual media focused on nature, photography, and education. Our award winning children's picture books have been reviewed in publications ranging from Publishers Weekly to Scientific American, from the Huffington Post to Animal Planet, from School Library Journal to Audubon. Our CURIOUS CRITTERS books have been featured on on ABC, CBS, and NBC-TV, public radio, and across the internet...CONTINUE READING

Laburnum Press

Early Education Books

United Kingdom

Laburnum Press publishes outstanding educational books primarily aimed at the Early Years market of 4 to 6 years. Colourful bright information books with engaging photographs and illustrations that allow children to grasp first concepts. Its Sparklers series has won a number of Practical Pre-School Awards...CONTINUE READING

Spinifex Press

Feminist Books


Spinifex Press was established in March 1991 by Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein. Nearly 30 years later and with well over 200 titles in print and most available as eBooks, Spinifex Press continues to produce award-winning, innovative and controversial feminist books...CONTINUE READING

Kuperard Publishers

Travel Guides

United Kingdom

Kuperard Publishers are publishers of Culture Smart! guides, Customs and Etiquette guides and Chic guides and specializing in information about countries, their cultures, customs and traditions...CONTINUE READING


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