Have you written a book about conservatism? Are you now looking for a publishing house? Below we’ve featured 10 top conservative book publishers for your perusal.
Established in 1947, Regnery Publishing is considered one of the original publishing presses of conservative literature. Founder Henry Regnery created the company to promote material that would encourage healthy, academic debate over important issues.
Today, the company is based in Washington D.C., in the United States. Regnery Publishing publishes books on politics, history, fiction, and even books for children. The publishing house has been behind titles such as “The Conservative Mind” by Russell Kirk, “Witness” by Whittaker Chambers, and “God and Man at Yale” by William F. Buckley Jr., among others.
Regnery Publishing exclusively accepts submissions through literary agents. After securing a literary agent, ask them to contact Regnery Publishing here.
Conroe, Texas is home to Defiance Press & Publishing, a book publisher that promotes conservative books. Established by David Thomas Roberts, the publishing firm support authors of conservative and libertarian literature, including books on politics, fiction, business, and children’s books.
Proud of their religious beliefs and steadfast in their express loyalty to their country, Defiance Press & Publishing looks to encourage like-minded conservatives to express their views and beliefs. They support the Texas Association of Authors and Dear Texas: Drop Everything And Read Texas initiatives. Books that they’ve published include “Re-Launch” by Michael L. Walden, “Against The Grain” by Doug Grane, and “Nueces Grit” by Mark Greathouse.
If you’re interested in having your material published through Defiance Press & Publishing, fill out this form with more details about your book and yourself as an author.
Alfred Regnery and Eric Kampmann came together and put together Republic Book Publishers. Situated in New York and Washington D.C., this publishing company aims to be the pipeline for material that challenges the status quo and presents well-crafted literature written about politics, history, and policy.
The pair of Kampmann, a longtime veteran of the publishing industry with experience at The Viking Press and Simon & Schuster, and Alfred Regnery, former president of the reputable Regnery Publishing, makes for a rock-solid foundation on which the company plans to build upon. “Killing the Planet” by Rodney Howard-Browne and Paul L. Williams, “The Case Against Single Payer” by Chris Jacobs, and “Old Abe” by John Cribb are a few titles they’ve been responsible for publishing.
4. Salem Books
The book publishing arm of the conservative Salem Media Group, Salem Books produces inspirational and self-improvement books with a religious slant. The company works out of its offices in Washington D.C., along with the rest of the Salem Media Group.
After years of experience working at publishing houses like Baker Books, David C. Cook Publishers, and Zondervan, Tim Peterson joined the Salm Media Group and now leads Salem Books. They continue to seek out material that aligns with their company vision. Previously published books by Salem Books include titles such as “Is Atheism Dead?” by Eric Metaxas, “Christianity and Wokeness” by Owen Strachan, and “The Cost of My Faith” by Jack Phillips.
As Salem Books and Regnery Publishing are two companies under the Salem Media Group umbrella, they both hold the same standards for book submissions. Writers must go through a literary agent when making a book proposal to Salem Books. To present details about your book, ask your agent to reach out to Salem Books here.
For over 150 years, Henry Holt & Company has upheld a standard of creating reading material of quality, only publishing books that match their bar for excellence and the message that they want to communicate. Operating out of New York, New York, Henry Holy & Company publishes books of multiple genres, including politics, mysteries, science, and history.
The book publishing firm is led by president Amy Einhorn, a well-established professional with over three decades of experience in the business. They have published conservative books such as “What is Conservatism?” by Frank S. Meyer, “The Hundred-Year Marathon” by Michael Pillsbury, and “Killing England” by Bill O’Reilly.
Be aware that Henry Holt & Company does not accept manuscript submissions directly. They have instead included information for authors interested in making a submission on their website.
Center Street Books is part of the Hachette Book Group, which is led by Michael Pietsch, CEO. A major publisher of conservative, non-fiction material, Center Street Books has published books on politics and military, among other non-fiction topics.
With authors that include names like Jeanine Pirro, Donald Trump, Jr, and Newt Gingrich, Center Street Books is decidedly a conservative-slanted publisher. The publishing press aims to allow for a balanced expression of opinions. Books that have come through Center Street Books include “Dear America” by Graham Allen, “Beyond Biden” by Newt Gingrich, and “In the Company of Heroes” by James Kitfield.
As with many major publishers, Center Street Books does not accept book proposals from authors themselves unless explicitly requested. They recommend writers go through a literary agent and recommend going through Bowker’s Literary Market Place to connect with a literary agent.
Hoover Institution, associated with Stanford University in California, publishes books and other printed material through Hoover Institution Press. With a history that dates back to 1919, the Hoover Institution relies on the work of the Hoover Institution Press to preserve and present world history and relevant research that has been vetted for accuracy and.
Today, the Hoover Institution Press publishes material that promotes the interests of the man for which the institution is named, Herbert Hoover. Hoover was passionate about various areas of American life, including economics, national security, and education. The Hoover Institution Press publishes books that accordingly promote those subject matters, including numerous conservative titles such as “Constitutional Conservatism” and “Varieties of Conservatism” by Peter Berkowitz, and “Moderation in the Defense of Liberty” by Ramesh Ponnuru.
Please note that Hoover Institution Press does not accept unsolicited book submissions or proposals. Learn more about their process here!
Established in 1905 by Whitney Barrow, Princeton University Press is a non-profit publishing organization based in New Jersey, in the United States. Although not directly a part of its famous namesake, Princeton University Press enjoys a close relationship with Princeton University, where founder Barrow is an alumnus.
Today, director Christie Henry is part of the leadership of Princeton University Press. She helps lead the organization in creating texts from various genres, with a strong focus on non-fiction books, including those about literature, philosophy, religion, and sociology. Princeton University Press has produced conservative books including “The Conscience of a Conservative” by Barry M. Goldwater, “The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement” by Steven M. Teles, and “Let’s Be Reasonable” by Jonathan Marks.
Submission requirements for writers can be found on their website. Be sure to look carefully through Princeton University Press’ proposal guidelines to ensure that your submission meets their requirements!
An organization under the HarperCollins umbrella of book publishers, Broadside Books is a firm that specializes in conservative non-fiction. Broadside Books is backed by one of the largest publishers worldwide in HarperCollins Publishers, who have been around since 1817 and are based in New York City.
Led by president and publisher Jonathan Burnham, Broadside Books aims to create material with a clear right-wing slant, allowing for educated discussion and debate between intellectuals looking for a balanced view on relevant current issues. Take a look at some of their conservative titles, including “The Authoritarian Moment” by Ben Shapiro, “All American Christmas” by Rachel Campos-Duffy and Sean Duffy, and “How I Saved the World” by Jesse Watters.
With regards to manuscript submissions, Broadside Books follows the policy of HarperCollins, which is not to consider direct proposals from writers themselves. HarperCollins has suggested on their website that authors approach their local library or bookstore for additional information on how to identify a literary agent, who can, in turn, assist them in contacting the publisher.
10. Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster was created in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and Max Lincoln Schuster. Since its founding, the company has gone to publish thousands of titles in various genres. Their many imprints help organize prospective authors apply for publication, and range in focus from the classics-centered Folger Shakespeare Library to the namesake Simon & Schuster, which features a wide range of topics including fiction, memoir and biography, and history and current events.
A key part of the vision of Simon & Schuster was to present a clear, balanced vision of the world through the selection of texts that they published. The New York-based publisher has held true to that vision and includes a wide selection of conservative material in their ranks of published materials. Notable titles include “Republican Rescue” by Chris Christie, “Return of the Strong Gods” by R. R. Reno, and “The Long Slide” by Tucker Carlson.
Any material directly submitted by writers will not be considered by Simon & Schuster. Their company policy regarding book proposals is only to entertain submissions done through official literary agents. While they do not provide any specific advice on how to send in book submissions, they have recommended that writers go through Literary Market Place to locate a literary agent, who might be able to provide some professional assistance in the matter.