Literary publishers, literary agents, web and self-publishing

Literary publishers, literary agents, web and self-publishing, small publishers, book fairs
A list of websites

Agents, advice, services, marketplaces, web services *

Publishing advice for poets and writers.

Guardian Masterclasses
Advice and courses on getting your book published.

Agents, literary agents
A web directory from Writers Net.

Agent Research and Evaluation
Provides complete information on literary agents and their track record of sales for authors, often including dollar figures in the US, Canada and the UK.

Australian Literary Agents’ Association
The Australian Literary Agents’ Association was formed in 2003 in order to provide a public presence and a point of contact for Australian literary agencies and their staff.

Author House
One of the largest self-publishing companies in the world.

The award-winning marketplace for the publishing industry, where editors and agents buy and sell unpublished and published manuscripts and screenplays. Providing serious writers with access and exposure to the broadest range of legitimate publishing professionals.Through a brief evaluation process, the work is placed by experience level in the right category and environment to be seen online by editors and agents who do frequently browse Authorlink specifically looking for material to buy or represent.

JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults

Bookwire Publishing industry news

Bowkerlink publisher access system.
An automated tool to update or add to their listings in Bowker’s databases. Publishers may also view and update their publisher contact information.

Curtis Curtis Associates

John Hawkins & Associates
Representing a wide array of authors and domestic and foreign book publishing rights, audio, video, film, etc.

Literary Agents, from Writers.Net. 
A directory of agents, publishers and editors, with advice on finding the right agent and publisher.

Literary Leaps. List of agents, publishers and retailers.

Literary Market Place
Listings of publishers, agents, trade services and international resources. A searchable database of the book publishing industry. Find publishers of a particular subject and/or type of publication.

A leading European literary and talent agency.

Publishers Marketplace
Track Deals, Sales, Reviews, Agents, Editors, News
A well-known dedicated marketplace for publishing professionals to find critical information and unique databases, find each other and to do business better electronically. A service of Publishers Lunch, the most widely read daily dossier in publishing and known as “publishing’s essential daily read.”

Robert E. Shepard Agency
An agency representing authors of serious non-fiction books.

Sandra Goroff-Mailly & Associates
For Authors, Experts, Business Leaders, and Other Creative Individuals. Sandra Goroff-Mailly & Associates focuses on long term professional relationships that produce results. Chosen as one of the top hundred marketers in the U.S. by Advertising Age Magazine and profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Goroff is a highly regarded, award winning veteran publicist.
For Sandra Goroff’s blog see: Sandra Goroff

Society of Authors, U.K.

Strachan Literary Agency
Fiction and narraitive non-fiction,

A DVD that guides writers through the process of submitting short prose to various markets. A DVD to assist emerging writers – in fact, all writers – in writing and publishing. Elephant Rock Productions

Ted Weinstein Literary Management

Unbound is a new way of connecting with writers. Most of the writers on this site will be well known, others will appear here for the first time. What’s different is that instead of waiting for them to publish their work, Unbound allows you to listen to their ideas for what they’d like to write before they even start. If you like their idea, you can pledge to support it.

United Agents (UK)

Warwick Associates – Publishing Consultants, Publicity Services, Literary Agents.

Writers Digest
Advice and news for writers.

UK literary agents *

UK Literary agents, from Writer Services. UK agents, advice, critiques.

Writers Sevices, UK.

Association of Authors’ Agents, UK

Book fairs *

Book fairs, an international web directory from The Library of Congress, US

Book Expo America, Los Angeles.

A 24/7 literary convention and publishing portal serving writers, authors, agents, publishers and associated talent and industry professionals.

Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany

Leipzig Book Fair

London Book Fair

Salon du Livre, Paris

The Small Publishers Fair, UK

Taipei International Book Exhibition

A-Z of publishers *

Accent Press
An award-winning independent publisher.

Adelphi Edizione
The Italian publishing house founded in 1962 and  based in Milan. Adelphi Edizioni was founded in 1962. Contributors have included Roberto Calasso, who became editorial director.

Alfred A. Knopf. Borzoi Reader Online.

American Booksellers Association

Andre Deutsch/Carlton Publishing Group

Anvil Press Poetry,
a long-standing, UK-based poetry journal.

Arc Publications
For over 30 years, Arc has been publishing contemporary poetry from new and established writers from the UK and abroad, specialising in the work of international poets writing in English and the work of overseas poets in translation,

Arrowhead Press
Arrowhead Press publishes books and pamphlets of contemporary poetry.Their main aim is to provide a platform for poets to cross the difficult gap between magazine publication and first pamphlet or full collection, but this does not however preclude publication of more established authors.


Barque Press
Barque Press specializes in chapbooks and has published poets from the UK, US, France and Canada.

Black Sparrow Books
A backlist of American literary treasures.


Faber and Faber

Farrar Straus and Giroux

Fire and Water
The Harper Collins book website.

Harper Collins

Holtzbrinck Publishers
Educational, academic and literary publishers. Companies and imprints include: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, Hill & Wang, North Point Press, Faber & Faber, Henry Holt, Metropolitan Books, Times Books, Owl Books, Picador, St. Martin’s Press Trade, St. Martin’s Griffin, Tor/Forge, and Golden Guides from St. Martin’s Press.

Penguin Books
Penguin books, the long established publisher of paperback classics, fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Penguin Classics
Penguin classics, in paperback.

Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group


The Picador Blog

Random House
Random House, the established publisher of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.

Unbound is a new way to connect authors and readers. Authors present a pitch, you pledge, and when the goal is reached the book is written.

Academic publishers *

Addleton Academic Publishers


Bloomsbury Academic


Palgrave MacMillian

Rowman International

Taylor and Francis


Children’s book publishers *

Colossal Directory of Children’s Publishers Submission Guidelines.

Book Publishing: How to Get a Children’s Book Published

HarperCollins Children’s Books. A site for children and parents.

Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Children’s Book Publishers and Information on Getting Published

Cumulus Press

Directories *

A directory of literary publishers from Every Writer’s 

Ebooks *
An online publisher focusing on the highest quality nonfiction  and scholarly writing. Making available out-of-print books as e-books, downloadable on the internet.

Diffusion eBooks
PDF files for readers to download, print out and make into booklets – a simple and effective mode of publishing that bypasses typical distribution problems encountered by small presses and specialist publishers.
Online publishers of downloadable books. ePublishing, on-demand printing, independent publishing.

Ebooks, advice on publishing electronically, ebook community news.

Ebooks NetLibrary
Scholarly ebooks, arts and entertainment ebooks, humanities ebooks, society and culture ebooks, free ebooks. Reader software downloads. Digital Bookstore

Electronic Literature Organization 
E-book awards, e-literature news, discussion.
Scribd is a digital library and ebook, audiobook and comic book subscription service that includes one million titles.In addition, Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform.

French publishers *

Editions Grasset


Hachette Livre

Les Éditions de Minuit
Nouveautés, catalogue, présentation des auteurs, extraits de textes et histoire de la maison.

Grasset. Les Éditions Bernard Grasset 


Google Print

Independent publishers *

Independent publishers. A guide  from New

101 Independent Publishers
This page features the sites of the best independent book publishers in the United States as selected by John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books. Book Market

Independent Publishers Guild, U.K.

Accent Press, UK

Anhinga Press

Bluemoose Books
Bluemoose Books is an independent publisher based in West Yorkshire.

Coffee House Press


Gray Wolf Press

Hanging Loose Press

Indiana University Press

Kore Press
Publishing writing by women since 1993.

Salt Publishing
Independent literary publishing, based in the U.K.
Online publishers of downloadable books. ePublishing, on-demand printing, independent publishing.

Markets for writers *

Marketplaces for writing and communications professionals



MPH Online
Chinese digital books, books on demand.

JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults.
A marketplace where agents, scouts and publishers can meet to buy and sell rights.


News *

Publishers Weekly
Best-selling books and publishing industry news.

Publishers Marketplace
A website for professional publishers.

Oxford University Press

Poetry publishers *

Bloodaxe Books

Publisher web directories *

Publishers Marketplace
A website for professional publishers.

Publishers Weekly 
Reviews and news; an international source for book publishing and book selling.

promotes the best authors, not on marketability and popularity, but on literary value and writing quality. Authors are encouraged to submit their work for all genres.

Self-publishing *

Author House
One of the largest self-publishing companies in the world.

is an online service that allows for realistic and customizable viewing of digital portfolios, books, magazine issues, and newspapers. It integrates with social networking sites. gives you the power to publish and sell books, e-books, calendars, and more. Lulu prints and ships each book as it’s bought. The buyer pays the cost, not you.

Scribd is a social publishing site, where people share original writings and documents.

Ebook Connections. EBook Best Seller List, 
the Running River Reader eZine for Readers and educational booklets about eBooks and ePublishing.

Ebooks, advice on publishing electronically, ebook community news.

Ebooks NetLibrary
Scholarly ebooks, arts and entertainment ebooks, humanities ebooks, society and culture ebooks, free ebooks. Reader software downloads. Digital Bookstore

Electronic Literature Organization 
E-book awards, e-literature news, discussion.

Publish and be Damned (PABD)
Self-publishing made fast and easy.

Wattpad is a social platform to discover and share stories. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer.

Small presses, small publishers, alternative periodicals, independent publishers *

The Small Publishers Fair, London, UK
A list of small publishers and their contact details.

The Independent Publishers guild, UK
The IPG helps publishers to do better business and become part of a real community — somewhere they can find advice, benefits and information. We give independent companies the support they need to get the most out of publishing and keep their businesses growing.

Small Press Source
Dustbooks. A web directory of little magazines and small presses.

Small presses
A database of small presses and publishers for poets and writers.

New Pages
Alternative periodicals.

Object Press
Object Press is an independent publisher of fiction in slim paperback editions, with a focus on literary innovation, good design, and the pleasures of literature.

The Pushcart Prize
Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976,  one of the most honored literary projects in America.

Scribe Publicatuons, Australia. 
Specialises in quality fiction and serious non-fiction, with a particular emphasis on politics and current affairs.

Small Press Source
Dustbooks. A web directory of little mgazines and small presses.

New Pages.
Alternative periodicals.

The Small Press Centre, Suhrkamp, Germany

St Martin’s Press

Troubadour Publishing, U.K. Poetry and cinema

Historic names in publishing *

Paul Hamlyn Wikipedia entry.

Simon and Schuster

George Weidenfield, an interview.


University presses *

American University Presses. (AAUP)

Columbia University Press
Academic publisher located in New York City. Provides textbooks and reference materials including The Columbia Gazetteer, a geographic encyclopedia.

Cornell University Press
University press that lists publications twice yearly available for sale Online.

Indiana University Press
University publishing for areas that include Our major subject areas include African, African American, Asian, cultural, gender, Jewish, Middle East, Russian and East European, and women’s studies.

New York University Press
Publishes academic book and electronic media publishing for general interest and in the areas of history, law, race & ethnicity, gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, psychology & psychoanalysis, cultural studies, religion & jewish studies

Oxford University Press

University of California Press

University of Chicago Press

Harvard University Press
Publishes books in the humanities and the social and natural sciences.

Princeton University Press Home Page
Publishes general and scholarly books in humanities, social sciences, and natural science.

State University of New York Press
Publisher of scholarly and trade books, focusing on the humanities, social sciences, and fiction.

Stanford University Press
Publishes scholarly and general interest books in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

University of California Press
Publisher of books and journals for academic and general readers in all fields of inquiry.

Columbia University Press

University Press of Virginia
Focuses primarily on the humanities and social sciences with special concentrations in American history, African American studies, gender studies, southern studies, literature and regional books.

University of Texas Press
Produces books of general interest, history, culture, arts, and the natural history of the state.

Yale University Press: Publisher of Trade and Academic Books
Publisher of trade and academic books in art, history, science, religion, philosophy, psychology, and languages.

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