If you’re looking for a list of top book publishers in Idaho, we’ve got you covered.
Continue reading to learn about 5 book publishing companies in Idaho and their publishing activities.
1. Canon Press
Canon Press was founded in the year 1988 as a literature ministry of the Christ Church. In 2012, it was sold to a private player and now, is being lead by CEO Aaron Rench. It identifies as a Christian publishing firm and produces books on a variety of topics like culture & social issues, theology, history, literature, Christian living, fiction, family & marriage, women etc. The Man in the Dark by Douglas Wilson, Psalms For Trials by Lindsey Tollefson and Popes and Feminists by Elise Crapuchettes are some titles that have been recently released by the publishing house. It is located in the Moscow region of Idaho. Although Canon Press does not usually accept unsolicited manuscripts, they welcome book pitches from you if you think that your manuscript would suit their audiences. Take a look at their guidelines for submitting a book pitch. This FAQ page has more of their contact information. You can also reach out to them via their Facebook page.
2. Caxton Press
Does your book have a timeless feel to it? If yes, you might want to consider submitting it to Caxton Press, a traditional publishing firm housed in Caldwell, Idaho. It was established in the year 1925 by J.H. Gipson. The Caxton Printers Ltd. is the parent company of this publishing house that also functions as a distributor of books from the University of Idaho Press. Some of the topics they are looking forward to in manuscript submissions are travel, western or frontier history, narratives, western themed cookbooks and even historical fiction if it has to do with the West. Take note that they are not seeking poetry submissions or stories about family history. You should carefully read their submission guidelines to know more about their interests. Contact them using the form available on their website. They Came to a Valley by Bill Gulick and Blazing a Wagon Trail to Oregano by Lloyd W. Coffman are two of their published titles. Check out their Twitter page if you’d like.
Nampa, Idaho is home to a publishing firm called Pacific Press that delivers periodicals and books having Christian themes. It was established in the year 1874 by James White and originally located in Oakland, California. Now, it is owned and managed by the North American Division of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The press publishes books for adults and children on subject matters like inspiration, marriage and parenting, health and nutrition, picture books, Church history, prayer, contemporary or historical stories, cookbooks, biographies and more. Every year they publish around 70 titles in English and a handful in Spanish. Daring to Ask for More by Melody Mason and Natural Lifestyle Cooking by Ernestine Finley are two of their bestselling books. They have put up a lot of information to guide you along the submission process. So be sure to read everything. You can contact them via email, phone or the query form on their website.
Writers of poetry, fiction or non-fiction should consider submitting their manuscript for publishing to the Limberlost Press. Whether you are a new or already published writer, you are more than welcome to submit your work for consideration. Limberlost Press is a publishing house located in Boise, Idaho. Rick Ardinger founded this company in the year 1976. The Only Light We Read By by Margaret Aho, Sawtooth Country by David Beisly-Guiotto and Coyote in the Mountains by John Rember are three titles from their current catalogue. Moreover, you should know that this press has gone on to publish books written by popular writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Gary Gildner and Anne Waldman. Since most of their published books are acquired by invitation, you should first send a message describing your work so that they can determine whether they would like to publish it or not. You can get in touch with them via email or their Facebook page. In order to have a better idea about what exactly they are interested in, take a look at their past catalogues to see what books they’ve published.
Although the Lost Horse Press is not accepting unsolicited submissions at the moment, poets wishing to have their works published should keep them in mind because they specialize in putting forth poetry collections. They are a non-profit independent publishing firm founded in the year 1998. Christine Holbert is the founder and publisher of Lost Horse Press. It is located in Sandpoint, Idaho. What’s interesting is that they have three different series under which they publish collections – New Poets, Human Rights and Native Americans. You should keep tabs on their submission guidelines page to know when you’d be able to submit your work. Meanwhile, they are open to receiving book-length writings for The Idaho Prize for Poetry. Here’s what you need to know about this poetry competition. If you have any queries or doubts, you can contact them by phone or email. I Go to the Ruined Place edited by Melissa Kwasny & M.L Smoker and Wolf Teeth by Henry Real Bird are two books they’ve published.
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A 22 year old writer from India, Meera Nair has been blogging for over 5 years. She has a triple major Bachelor’s degree in Media, English and Psychology from Christ University Bangalore. She regularly reviews books for publishers like Bloomsbury, Pan Macmillan, Penguin etc. Reading and writing are two of her utmost passions and she is glad to have the opportunity to share that love with others.