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Diamond Book Distributors (DBD) is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise available to bookstores, libraries, schools, and more worldwide, and is committed to helping our publishers tell their stories, grow their businesses and reach new customers.
Anthology POS / Inventory Control system provides all the tools booksellers need to manage their inventory and sales. This includes new tools for communicating with different ecommerce solutions as needed for your business.
Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC is a well-established independent publisher specializing in “Books to Live By”. Our books serve to expand the mind, heal the body, and nurture the spirit. RWW is also the full-service distributor for select independent publishers.
The Wiley Trade Division works in partnership with global thought-leaders, educators, and professionals, to create, acquire, and develop content for consumers and professionals to help them excel in their careers, grow in knowledge, and develop their own personal and professional lives. Our authors are subject matter experts, industry leaders, and rising voices on a global scale. Our brands include, For Dummies, Sybex, Jossey-Bass, and Teach Yourself Visually.
IPC is an organization that aims to provide resources and education for our members, to advocate for heightened awareness of their work, and to be a bridge for our members to literary organizations and booksellers. Founded in 2018, we seek to act on behalf of independent publishers as “keepers of the torch” of American culture and to work towards greater inclusivity in partnership with the rest of the book industry.
AfterShock Comics is a creatively driven comic book publisher led by a team of highly accomplished, life-long comics professionals and entertainment specialists. AfterShock is dedicated to working with the brightest stars in the creative community to reach out to new and established audiences and tell original, uniquely compelling stories – through comics, graphic novels and beyond.
Moleskine is a cultural brand that encompasses a family of objects dedicated to self-expression, creativity, and knowledge. Versatile tools for both everyday and extraordinary journeys: notebooks, journals, smart pens, apps, planners, reading accessories and books, which complement each other in form and function, becoming an integral part of our personalities.
The mantra of ABLAZE is quality first, with the goals of giving creators a platform, bringing new voices into the conversation, serving as diverse an audience as possible and bringing some of the best content from all corners of the globe to readers.
UDON Entertainment Corporation is a Canadian studio (or “art collective”) of Asian-influenced comic book creators that provides creative services to the entertainment industry. The company is a publisher of comic books, graphic novels and art books. Erik Ko is its Chief of Operations. UDON is named after a kind of Japanese noodle.
Intended for a young adult audience, Manga Classics are just as likely to be enjoyed in the reader’s free time as in the classroom. The gripping and intense story and the lush artwork will place them easily alongside today’s bestselling popular manga, with strong and accurate adaptations that will please even the toughest teacher or librarian! Manga Classics are also a wonderful way for adult readers to rediscover their favorite classics, or experience them for the first time!
Cambridge University Press is a not-for-profit publisher that dates from 1534 and is part of the University of Cambridge. Their mission is to unlock people’s potential with the best learning and research solutions by combining state-of-the-art content with the highest standards of scholarship, writing and production.
University of Toronto Press (UTP) has published landmark scholarship since 1901. One of the largest university presses in North America, UTP releases over 200 new books each year and maintains a backlist of over 3,500 titles in print.
For over 50 years, Tyndale has proved a faithful guide—helping readers discover the life-giving truths of the Bible. Along with Bibles, we offer a wide range of nonfiction books—insight to renew the spirit while tackling life at street level. We publish children’s products to engage and enrich the next generation. We publish fiction from fresh, new voices and celebrated authors alike—capturing the imagination of millions of fans. Today, we’re one of the largest independently owned Christian publishers in the world.
Macmillan is a global trade publishing company operating in over 70 countries, with imprints in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and India. Macmillan is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Macmillan Publishers operates eight publishing divisions in the US: Celadon Books; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Flatiron Books; Henry Holt and Company; Macmillan Audio; Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; St. Martin’s Publishing Group; and Tor/Forge.
Gibbs Smith Publisher creates books that enrich and inspire the world. Children’s, Cookbooks, Home & Design, and Inspirational books. Our sidelines rage from gifts for every booklover to artisan goods that are fun and quirky.
Founded in 1970, the Feminist Press began as a crucial publishing component of second wave feminism, reprinting feminist classics by writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and providing much-needed texts for the developing field of women’s studies with books by Barbara Ehrenreich and Grace Paley. They publish feminist literature from around the world, by best-selling authors such as Shahrnush Parsipur, Ruth Kluger, and Ama Ata Aidoo; and North American writers of diverse race and class experience, such as Paule Marshall and Rahna Reiko Rizzuto. They have become the vanguard for books on contemporary feminist issues of equality and gender identity, with authors as various as Anita Hill, Justin Vivian Bond, and Ann Jones. Feminist Press publishes twelve to fifteen books a year and specializes in an array of genres including cutting-edge fiction, activist nonfiction, literature in translation, hybrid memoirs, children’s books, and more.
Driven by madness and committed to quality. Mad Cave Studios, established in 2014 by Mark London, provides quality entertainment with a fresh take on an array of genres. From fantasy and action to scifi and horror, Mad Cave Studios publishes stories that resonate with unapologetic and authentic audiences.
The Quarto Group creates a wide variety of books and intellectual property products for global distribution, with a mission to inspire life’s experiences. Produced in many formats for adults, children and the whole family, their products are visually appealing, information rich and stimulating.
Leading literary graphic novel publisher including top European and North American authors in both fiction and non-fiction. Also featuring new GNs from sister co. Papercutz for Middle Grades.
Shambhala Publications is dedicated to creating books, audio, and immersive courses aimed at improving lives—in ways big and small—in the hope of contributing to the development of a thoughtful, kindhearted, and contemplative society.
They offer titles from a wide range of spiritual traditions, as well as general books on health, wellness, yoga, psychology, emotional well-being, and mindfulness. Their imprint Roost Books publishes books on cooking, creativity, family, and nature, and Bala Kids offers books for children of all ages on Buddhism, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, and more.
A worker-run collective publisher of radical and progressive books to help readers understand our world, and envision and create the world we want to live in.
Soho Press is an independent book publisher. Founded in 1986, Soho publishes across its Soho Press, Soho Crime and Soho Teen lists, and is known for introducing bold literary voices, award-winning international crime fiction, and groundbreaking young adult fiction.
Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing over one hundred books a year. Verso publishes across a wide range of subject areas including politics, world history and philosophy, economics and sociology, ecology and climate change, race, gender and feminism, art and culture. In 2019 Verso Fiction was launched, publishing uncompromisingly intelligent and beautiful books with an international focus.
Making Global Sense tells why more than a billion of us on earth are building the “global sense movement.” We’re generating the critical mass for awakening humanity into a common-sense awareness of our sacred global oneness. A global sensibility equalizes and liberates all races, genders, ages, and abilities for ample abundance and more real democracy. We let go of our ancient desire to worship kings or to be the king.
Sourcebooks is a thriving entrepreneurial company that brings extraordinary authors to readers in the most dynamic, data-driven ways. They create books that transcend categories and defy odds and have been honored with hundreds of national bestsellers and awards. They are home to enthusiastic, book-loving employees who are dedicated to connecting books to readers in new and innovative ways.
Since 1998, Foreword has been celebrating independently published books through our award-winning trade review journal, an awards program, at international rights fairs, as well as online and social media platforms. Recognized by booksellers, librarians, and rights agents for honest curation of books in all genres, we assist them with easy purchase access for these titles via syndication Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bowkers, Ebsco, Cengage and more.
In June of 2021, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) will celebrate its 50th anniversary. As the original North American distributor, IPG was founded specifically to represent titles from independent publishers to the book trade. IPG remains committed to reimagining distribution, and has grown to represent a global range of publishers and books in print, e-book, and audio format in all categories
Island Press began with a simple idea: knowledge is power—the power to imagine a better future and find ways for getting us there.
Founded in 1984, Island Press’ mission is to provide the best ideas and information to those seeking to understand and protect the environment and create solutions to its complex problems.
We elevate voices of change, shine a spotlight on crucial issues, and focus attention on sustainable solutions.
Archipelago Books is a not-for-profit literary press devoted to promoting cross-cultural exchange through innovative classic and contemporary international literature. Elsewhere Editions, the children’s imprint of Archipelago Books, is devoted to translating luminous works of children’s literature from around the world.
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today.
Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco that has been making things since the Summer of Love. They are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others. They believe in partnering with artists, writers, and organizations that represent the diversity of our world, and are committed to an inclusive company culture that respects and uplifts people of diverse backgrounds and points of view. The Chronicle Books brand umbrella is also composed of a vast, unique range of publishing partners, including Chronicle Chroma, Chronicle Prism, Petit Collage, Ridley’s, Games Room, Galison/Mudpuppy/Christian Lacroix, Brass Monkey. Princeton Architectural Press, Levine Querido, Laurence King, BIS Publishers, Hardie Grant, Quadrille, Twirl, Creative Company, Black Rabbit, and Amicus Ink.
Europa Editions is an independent publisher of quality literary fiction, mysteries, non-fiction, and YA. Europa is a leader in translated literature. The company publishes authors from more than thirty countries, including the bestselling authors Elena Ferrante and Muriel Barbery.
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and apps, igniting imagination through storytelling in ever-inventive ways. DPW creates and publishes books and magazines both vertically in-house and through an extensive worldwide licensing structure.
Seven Stories Press is an independent book publisher of postcards from the deep in the form of American fiction, history, political philosophy, pathways to activism, poetry collections, literature in translation, writing guides, and graphic novels by established writers and new voices. Triangle Square Books for Young Readers focuses on works of the radical imagination for kids of all ages. The list includes bestselling board books and picture books, award- winning middle-grade fiction and histories, and cutting edge books for young adults.
W. W. Norton & Company, the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years” in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cookbooks, art, and many more.
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York City with offices in Boston MA; Lebanon IN; Nashville TN; Boulder CO; Philadelphia PA; and Berkeley CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto.
Book Industry Communication (BIC), BookNet Canada, and the Book Industry Study Group have formed an international Green Book Supply Chain Alliance, dedicated to working on appropriate elements of greening the global book industry. The alliance is organized to promote information sharing, joint planning, environmental events, and other supply chain initiatives that can be shared or adopted across territories.
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., is an innovative and forward-thinking publishing company committed to creating books that inspire and entertain. Their varied books come from a variety of imprints led by dedicated editorial and creative design teams that bring great ideas and stories to readers of every age. From educational resources, children’s picture books, puzzles and games, body/mind/spirit, crafts, cookbooks, self-help, music, non-fiction, parenting, classics and more, Sterling’s list offers something for everyone.
Aconyte Books is the publishing arm of Asmodee Entertainment, a platform of global games publisher and distributor Asmodee. Its mission is to extend Asmodee’s intellectual properties into novels and comics, TV/film, location-based entertainment, and consumer products, working closely with Asmodee Boardgames and Asmodee Digital. As well as novels from the many worlds of Asmodee’s games, Aconyte is also extending its catalog with key partnerships, including multiple ranges of novels set in the rich worlds of Ubisoft’s computer games and Marvel comics.
Teen/Young Adult Contemporary Romance Suspense Author. Dog Girl is the story of a teen girl who wants to save the world and ends up saving herself in the process. For fans of What to Say Next, Hot Dog Girl, Fangirl or the television show Pit Bulls & Parolees.
Scribe publishes everything from literary nonfiction to the best of international and translated fiction. Our kids’ imprint, Scribble, is a vibrant, eclectic list of illustrated books by brilliant writers and artists from around the world.
Greystone Books is a leading trade book publisher that focuses on high-quality non-fiction books about nature and the environment, travel and adventure, sports, social issues, science, and health.
New Society Publishers has been a leader in sustainable publishing for over 40 years. They are an activist, solutions-oriented publisher focused on bringing you tools for a world of change.
Gardners has grown to become the largest wholesaler of English language books in the UK and Europe. We offer the most extensive range of physical English language books and media products in Europe.
The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates offers training and consulting services to independent booksellers world-wide with a focus on helping create sustainable businesses.