Are you a professional who has written a business book and want to publish it in the traditional way, rather than self-publish?
Take a look at the following 18 top business book publishing companies in USA and UK accepting submissions.
One of the oldest publishers to be featured on our list, Wiley is a non-fiction publisher based in the US. Currently headquartered in New Jersey, the company was formed in 1807. Since then, Wiley has published award-winning non-fiction titles across diverse domains like business and management, business ethics, business self-help, business technology, consulting, finance, economics, investments, and more. Some of their best-selling titles are ‘Everyday Creative: A Dangerous Guide For Making Magic At Work’ by Mykel Dixon, ‘10,000 No’s’ by Matthew Del Negro and ‘Bad Boss: What to Do if You Work for One, Manage One or Are One’ by Michelle Gibbings. Wiley follows an open submission policy and you can check their submission guidelines on this page.
2. Entrepreneur Press
With more than four decades in business, Entrepreneur Press is one of the oldest business book publishers to be featured on our list. This company is currently owned by Peter Shea, who also handles several other divisions of the Entrepreneur Media Group. As evident from their name, Entrepreneur Press was established with the sole aim of publishing business titles that had the power to change the world. Right now, with more than forty years in business and hundreds of best-selling titles in their portfolio, the company definitely seems to have achieved their mission. While the group is primarily fond of titles written by small business owners, you too can pitch in a proposal if you think it’s good enough to make the cut. Your proposal should include a short overview of the book, a brief table of contents, two sample chapters, five competitive titles, a short author bio, and a list of your previous publications. Visit this page for more details about their submission guidelines.
3. Allworth Press
Established in 1989 by Tad Crawford, Allworth Press is a NYC based publishing house, primarily focused on publishing non-fiction books. Although the company works with many different genres, they are best known for their comprehensive and insightful business titles. In 2011, Allworth was acquired by Skyhorse Publishing and since then, they’ve rolled out several award winning titles like ‘Fund Your Dreams’ and ‘Love & Money’. While the company has already covered almost every single genre in business books, motivational/self-help books for budding corporate professionals. Luckily enough, the company is currently accepting book proposals. So if you’ve written something which you think will strike the chord, send in your book proposals here. Your proposal should include a short query, a short synopsis, an annotated chapter outline, a sample chapter, a short market analysis, and your CV or author bio.
4. Career Press
When Career Press was established in 1985, it had the reputation of a niche publisher for specific career directories. Almost three decades down the line, the company has a new imprint; and more than 1000 titles in their portfolio. Career Press has assisted thousands of job seekers and business professionals with useful, practical and informative titles. They’ve been consistent in their quality and incredibly successful in distribution. In case you don’t know already, ‘The Leader Phrase Book’ and ‘Lead inside the Box’ are some of their award-winning, best-selling titles. While the company works with every talented author, they are particularly fond of works coming from established, media-savvy corporate professionals. So if you feel you’d fit their requirements, browse through their submission guidelines and send in a copy of your manuscript here. You can also send a book proposal either at their postal address or via email. Your proposal should include a table of contents, a short synopsis, an estimated length and date of completion, two sample chapters, a short introduction, and an author bio.
5. Business Expert Press
Established in 2008, Business Expert Press is a relatively new publishing agency, based in New York. As you’d already guess from their name, the company is completely focused on publishing business titles with a compelling narrative voice and ground-breaking ideas. If you browse through their portfolio, you will find most of their titles to be catered to students, business professionals and academicians who are looking to establish a solid reputation as entrepreneurs or corporate professionals. ‘Communication Beyond Boundaries’, ‘Social Content Marketing for Entrepreneurs’ and ‘A Practical Guide to the Media Business’ are a couple of their bestselling titles. The company is currently accepting new book proposals and you can always contact them here for more details about their submission guidelines.
6. McGraw-Hill Professional
Widely known for collaborating with best-selling authors, McGraw-Hill Professional is leading publisher of business, self-help and coffee-table titles. The company is a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill Education that was co-founded by James H. McGraw and John A. Hill. With solid reputation for publishing distinctive titles under marketing, business narrative, finance and investing- this company is definitely a one-stop-solution for your upcoming business book. Some of their best-selling titles include, ‘The New IT’, ‘The Hybrid Sales Channel’ and ‘Predictable Prospecting’. So if you think you’ve written something on a similar note, reach out to them on this page.
7. Berrett–Koehler Publishers
Established in 1992, Berrett-Koehler is an independent publishing agency that works with business, coffee-table and self-help titles. The company is driven by a single mission- to create a world with equal opportunities, and going by their published titles, they definitely seem to have achieved this goal. Over the last two decades, Berrett-Koehler Publishers have come up with hundreds of inspiring titles that has motivated several people to take charge of their lives and strive towards a positive change. Although their company is small, they’ve managed to achieve quite a lot with their best-selling titles like ‘Six Secrets Of Raising Capital’, ‘The Reciprocity of Advantage’ and ‘A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide’. Luckily enough, the company is currently open for submissions. So, if you have a compelling business title up and ready- read their submission guidelines and send in a copy of your manuscript here.
8. Midpoint Trade Books
Headquartered at Franklin St, Chicago IL, Midpoint Trade Books is yet another publisher of business, trade, and self-help books. While the company had its humble beginnings under the leadership of Eric Kampmann, it soon established its reputation as one of the leading publishing houses in the city. Since its very inception, Midpoint has been driven by the entrepreneurial spirit to innovate and create something new. And perhaps this is why they focus on books from newcomers who are looking to change the world with their out-of-the-box entrepreneurial insights. Luckily enough, Midpoint Trade Books have an open submissions policy. So if you’ve written a business title, contact them here with your book proposal.
9. Turner Publishing
Founded in 1984, Turner Publishing is an independent publishing house located in Kentucky. Although they aren’t entirely focused on publishing business titles, they have a pretty decent selection in this genre. Turner’s business books usually follow a practical approach with useful insights from industry-insiders. Right now, they have more than 5000 titles in their portfolio, and most of them are critically acclaimed for their excellent content. Some of their best-selling business titles include, ‘Fundraising Online’ and ‘Money doesn’t grow on Trees’. So if you’ve penned down something similar in style, get in touch with them here.
10. Kogan Page
Kogan Page is an independent business book publisher based out of London, UK. Established in 1967, the company has worked with leading business expats, academics, and scholars across the globe. With more than 1,000 titles in print, Kogan Page is constantly looking to collaborate with talented business authors. Some of their bestselling titles include ‘Create Uniqueness: How to Turn a Passion into a Business’ by Riccardo Pozzoli, ‘Start-Ups, Pivots, & Pop-Ups: How to Succeed By Creating Your Own Business’ by Richard Hall, and ‘Bounce Back: How to Fail Fast and Be Resilient at Work’ by Susan Kahn. As of now Kogan Page is seeking new submissions and you can reach out to them with your business books here.
11. Simon & Schuster
Headquartered in New York City, Simon & Schuster is one of the biggest US based publishers of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and adult trade book. The company was established in 1924 and they specialize in business economics books. Some best-selling titles include ‘Strategy Is Destiny: How Strategy-Making Shapes a Company’s Business’ by Robert A. Burgelman, ‘Cowboys Over Iraq: Leadership from the Saddle’ by Jimmy Blackmon, and ‘The Success Cycle: 3 Keys for Achieving Your Goals in Business and in Life’ by Marques Ogden. As with many leading companies, Simon & Schuster doesn’t accept unsolicited manuscripts. They will only consider your work if it is represented by a reputed literary agent. Submission details can be found here.
12. Pearson Press
Can you ever go wrong with a company that has represented hundreds of best-selling authors? Well, this is exactly why you should consider collaborating with Pearson Press. Established in 1844 by Samuel Pearson, Pearson Press is a leading publisher of both fiction and non-fiction titles. Although the company specializes in educational texts, they have worked with many business and self-help titles with both newbie and established authors. Luckily enough, they are currently open for submissions. So if you think your business title is good enough to be considered, check out the submission guidelines and send in a copy of your manuscript here.
13. Business Books
A subsidiary of the prestigious John Hunt Publishing House, Business Books is a small publishing house that is entirely focused on publishing business, self-help and motivational titles. While the company rolls out many different genres, they are particularly fond of books that cover several aspects of management skills, leadership skills, career coaching and the likes of it. Some of their best-selling titles include ‘Being a Supervisor’, ‘Team Works’ and ’15 Ways To Own Your Future’. As of now, Business Books is welcoming new authors with motivational business titles. So if you’re looking to send in your work, simply drop in a proposal here.
14. Harriman House
Harriman House was established almost three decades back by publisher Philip Jenks and Stephen Eckett. Their company started out as a small publishing agency that specifically focused on trade books. Almost twenty-eight years down the line, they are still going strong! In fact, such is the popularity of Harriman House that they are often touted to be the leading publisher of business and trade books in the UK. While the publishing house practically covers every single genre in the business niche, they are particularly fond of titles that deal with economics, biographies of great businessmen and technical analysis of innovative business strategies. Since the company has an open submissions policy, you can always reach out to them with your book proposals on this page.
15. Bloomsbury Publishing
Established in 1998, Bloomsbury USA is a subsidiary of the UK-based Bloomsbury Publishing. The company publishes both fiction and non-fiction titles spanning across multiple genres. Some of their popular sub-genres in business & management include, general business, finance and economics, marketing, leadership & coaching, small business & start-ups, strategy, corporate social, finance & economics to name a few. Their business titles are widely lauded for the fresh perspectives they bring forth. Some of their best-selling business books include ‘I Am My Brand: How to Build Brand Without Apology’ by Kubi Springer, ‘Humanistic Business: Profit Through People with Passion and Purpose’ by Todd Hutchison, Carl Lyons & Gary de Rodriguez, and ‘Corporate Fraud: The Human Factor’ by Maryam Hussain. While the company doesn’t accept unsolicited submissions, they will consider your work if it’s represented by a literary agent. You can, however, send an unsolicited book proposal if your manuscript is academic in nature. Details about the submission process can be found here.
16. Oneworld Press
Oneworld Press was established in 1986 by husband-wife duo, Novin and Juliet Doostdar. Since their very inception, this publishing house has been inclined to come up with compelling non-fiction titles. Although they don’t specifically work with business titles, you will definitely find a couple of business, trade and self-help books in their portfolio. Some of their best-sellers include- ‘Supermind’, ‘The Reputation Game’ and ‘Head in the Cloud’. Interestingly enough, unlike many other companies featured on our list, Oneworld Press believes in giving newbie authors an opportunity to etch their name in the increasingly crowded publishing marketplace. So if you’ve written a business title for the first time, you definitely have a chance of collaborating with this company. As of now, Oneworld is actively seeking your non-fiction titles. So if you’ve written a business book off late, contact them on this page for more details.
17. Profile Books
Profile Books was established on the 1st of April 1996 with the collaborative efforts of Andrew Franklin and Stephen Brough. This publisher duo came up with the platform to roll out gripping non-fiction titles covering every possible genre. And guess what? Almost 23 years down the line, their efforts are still going strong! Over the last couple of years, Profile Books has published hundreds of business books from best-selling authors like Mary Beard, Alan Bennett and Susan Hill. So if you’re looking to collaborate with them, be completely assured of widespread distribution. Although Profile Books is currently closed to unsolicited submissions, you can still check this page for more details about their upcoming open submissions period.
18. Bard Press
Based in Austin, Texas, Bard Press was founded by veteran publisher Ray Bard. Since its inception in 1996, Bard Press has published hundreds of best-selling business books from authors across the globe. The company only publishes one or two selected titles every year and some of their best-sellers include ‘Little Red Book of Selling’ by Jeffrey Gitomer, and ‘The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results’ by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. While you can send them manuscript queries here, do note that their publishing schedule is usually full for the following 12 to 15 months.
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