Jo Doran, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Assistant Professor & ESL Coordinator, Northern Michigan University

Recommended & Highly Recommended Publishing Companies

  • Baen: Highly Recommended – Sci Fi
  • Bitingduck Press: Indie Press – Currently focusing on Sci Fi – but will be expanding. Recently gained the imprint (see below for information on imprints) Boson Books
  • DAW – Belongs to Penguin, and looks to focus on fantasy
  • DiskUs Publishing: It looks like they publish children’s, YA’s, and just about everything except travel.
  • Free Spirit Publishing: For and About Children – “Meeting kids’ social and emotional needs since 1983”
  • Harper Collins: Business, Children’s, Cooking, Lifestyles, Mystery, Non-Fiction (including Science & Nature – and several other sub-genres), Romance, Sci Fi, Self Improvement, Spirituality
  • IPG – Independent Publisher’s Group: They have several client publishers.Little, Brown & Company: Publishing fiction and nonfiction, this company is well known for its books on history, biography, current affairs, memoirs. It also publishes nature guides, and other non-fiction books in areas such as childrearing, pet-care, personal reference, health, and cookbooks. This publishing company launched the imprint “Reagan Arthur Books” who published my favorite author: Elizabeth Kostova (The Historian). It also owns other imprints.
  • Mudania Press: Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, and Paranormal
  • SFWA– Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America:
  • TorCom: Sci Fi, Fantasy, the Universe – and seems to include books for children
  • Turner Publishing Company: Fiction (literature, Children’s Books, Mysteries, Thrillers) and Nonfiction (including Travel, Bio and Memoir, Cooking/Food, and more)

FYI: A Publishing Industry Imprint – Usually a trade name used by a publishing company to market works to various yet specific audiences.


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