Are you an author based in Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Dover or another city or town in New Hampshire?
Have you written a book and are looking for a publishing company based in the state?
Continue reading to learn about 5 top book publishers in New Hampshire.
Founded in 1991 in Brookline, New Hampshire, this independent publisher specializes in poetry and short story series released under the collective title Granite State. Their catalogue also offers non-fiction, criticism and memoirs, conforming with the publisher’s ethos of producing books that are different. Although they’re sentimental towards traditional publishing, Hobblebush release titles in e-book form as well in order to keep up with the rapidly changing times for the publishing industry. However, the dedication and precision they put in producing a physical book that can be palpably experienced have not passed, and surely never will. What’s admirable, Hobblebush ensures that the publishing process is safe for the environment by collaborating with green printers. In a world that coats everything in plastic, their books are made from recycled paper and non-toxic inks.
The annual volume of publishing at Hobblebush is reduced to just a few titles, so only solicited manuscripts are considered. Queries can be sent via e-mail, with a short bio attached. More information regarding submissions can be found here.
Bauhan Publishing opened the business back in 1959, with regionality and tradition at the core of their family-run company. First founded in NYC, it then moved to Peterborough, New Hampshire, where it’s now located. The main theme found in their non-fiction titles is the history and nature of New England, with art, memoirs and poetry. At Bauhan, it is believed that the tradition of publishing high-quality books is a craft that will not be lost in the digital age. Having been in the industry for decades, Bauhan Publishing offers unexceptional experience and service from editing, through designing, to the launching and promotion of the finished product.
Due to reaching the maximum capacity of a small publishing, Bauhan will not be accepting new manuscripts in the near future. Joining the newsletter might help up-and-coming writers keep their ear to the ground as to when the submissions re-open. Find more information here.
Probably the most laid-back publishing you’ll find in New Hampshire, Divertir is most likely to appeal to writers with a unique voice and fresh perspective. Their niche areas of publishing, and it’s hard to find it a coincidence that they’re Salem-based, are mystery, sci-fi, fantasy and young adult fiction. They’re clearly not afraid to fuse genres and think outside the box, especially considering their soon-to-be-released novel, labelled a ‘paranormal romance.’ People at Divertir are naturally tech-savvy, but value traditional publishing just as much as digital. They believe in a progressive introduction of new authors through an online magazine and short story collections, which are released a few times a year under a specific theme.
The concrete guidelines regarding submissions are listed in the For Authors section. Divertir are currently responding to queries.
Initially, this Ipswich-based independent publisher was committed to supporting small American businesses by releasing entrepreneurial books and guides. Yet in 2007, seven years after The Armarium Press was founded, the direction has shifted. These days, apart from producing business and travel titles, their goal is to inspire the little ones through Armarium’s signature educational series Canterbury Tails, narrated by a shaggy little fox terrier named… Chaucer. The children’s division of the publishing comes across as the most developed, with plenty of imagination and heart. Chaucer the Dog was created not only for the kids but also parents and educators, who can utilise bonus teaching resources released by the publishers. Armarium’s dedication towards improving elementary education has been recently rewarded with the globally recognised Mom’s Choice Award.
If you have an idea for a publication that would be a good fit for one of Armarium’s three niches, fill in the contact form here.
Similarly to some of the aforementioned publishers, the small town Bondcliffe Books operates on an independent basis, producing and selling titles revolving around mountaineering in the New England region. Based in Littleton, Bondcliffe was founded in 1997 by a White Mountain hiker Mike Dickerman. Since, they’ve not only released new in-house produced titles every year, but have also become a distributor of New Hampshire books, maps and hiking guides on a larger scale. Bondcliffe Books show their passion for travel and mountain literature by supporting hiking clubs and associations, as well as local history societies. Their shop is a cornucopia for burrowers and specialists, as it stocks a variety of different books that will suit more than one field of interest.
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Zofia Filipowicz is a freelance journalist living in Poland. She has graduated from De Montfort University in Britain, with a first class degree in Journalism and English Literature. Since then, she’s worked with different print and digital publications. Currently open for commission.