Best Publisher Pages on Facebook

By Jason Boog Comment

facebooklogo.jpgFacebook counted 500 million users today, prompting us to finally create a GalleyCat Facebook page. Stop by and say hello–we will use the new site for event listings, literary contests, and publishing debate.

Discovering the keyword “publishing” turns up 17,000 pages, we realized that we can’t navigate this sea of content alone. So we’ve decided to build a reader-curated directory of the best publisher pages on Facebook–to help us build our Facebook network and help our readers find the best Facebook content.

We’ve started the list below–a directory that barely scratches the surface of the publishing scene on Facebook. Add your favorite publishers to the comments section, and we’ll keep updating the directory.

Alfred A. Knopf: “one of America’s foremost book publishers–known for both the quality of its authors and for the high level of its book design and production.”

Algonquin Books: “Independent publisher of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction.”

Allworth Press: “Business books for creative professionals.”

Archipelago Books: “A not-for-profit press devoted to publishing exceptional translations of classic and contemporary world literature. In our first six years, we have brought out 60 books, translated from twenty languages.”

Arte Publico Press: “the nation’s largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic authors.”

Avon: “Avon has been publishing award-winning books since 1941. It is recognized for having pioneered the historical romance category and continues to bring the best of commercial literature to the broadest possible audience.”

Back Bay Books: “We are the paperback imprint of Little, Brown and Company.”

Beacon Press: “An independent publisher of serious non-fiction and fiction.”

Black Sparrow Books: “Sought out the great and astounding statements of America’s literary outsiders, writers whose kinship is with the red blood of Whitman not the blue blood of Longfellow, with the dirty hands of Dreiser not the kid gloves of Edith Wharton.”

Canonbridge LLC: “a second-tier independent publisher located in Iowa. It was established in 2007 to encourage and publish new writers who demonstrate talent and the potential for solid growth.”

Carina Press: “Publishes a broad range of fiction with an emphasis on romance and its subgenres.”

Chelsea Green Publishing: “Publishers of renewable energy, sustainable living, organic gardening, and progressive books since 1984.”

Chicken Soup for the Soul: “Home to the largest catalog of user-generated, life-changing stories.”

Chronicle Books: “An independent publisher located in San Francisco, we have an award-winning history of innovation in both subject matter and format for our distinctive books and gifts.”

City Lights Publishers: “a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics.”

Columbia University Press: “OVER 160 NEW TITLES annually in the fields of Asian studies and literature, biological sciences, business, culinary history, current affairs, economics, environmental sciences, film and media studies, finance, history, international affairs, literary studies, Middle Eastern studies, New York City history, philosophy, neuroscience, paleontology, political theory, religion, and social work.”

Dalkey Archive Press: “A nonprofit publisher at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign”

David R. Godine, Publisher: “An independent general trade press that publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, children’s, and art & photography titles.”

Duke University Press: “Disseminating knowledge—through the publication of printed books, periodicals, and electronic files—beyond the confines of the University’s campus.”

Dutton: “Dutton is an adult hardcover fiction and non-fiction imprint of Penguin Group.”

Dzanc Books: “Dzanc Books is a nonprofit publishing company.”

Egmont USA: “A children’s book publisher.”

ENC Press: “ENC PRESS is the intelligent alternative to traditional publishing: a small but fiercely independent boutique press, whose specialty is social satire.”

Farrar, Straus and Giroux: “renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux authors have won extraordinary acclaim over the years.”

Free Press: “Free Press is one of six imprints that comprise the Adult Trade Division of Simon & Schuster. Free Press publishes approximately 70 new titles per year”

Gallery Books: “new imprint from Simon and Schuster featuring a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles.”

Graywolf Press: “Graywolf publishes about thirty books a year and works with Farrar, Straus & Giroux to distribute those titles to bookstores and media outlets across the country.”

Hachette Book Group: “Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world.”

HarperCollins Canada: “a prestigious and award-winning company with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, and reference and spiritual books.”

HarperCollins Children’s Books: “Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality books for children, HarperCollins Children’s Books is home to many of the classics of children’s literature.”

HarperOne: “publishing influential books on personal growth, religion, spirituality, and wellness.”

Harper Perennial: “Good Books for Cool People.”

HarperTeen: “the home of the most exciting teen publishing anywhere.”

Invisible Publishing: “We find contemporary voices who reflect the real Canadian diaspora.”

Lee & Low Books: “an independent children’s book publisher specializing in diversity.”

Melville House Publishing: “An independent publisher of literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The company was founded in 2001 and was named winner of the 2007 Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing”

A Midsummer Night’s Press: “Publishing affordable poetry titles in elegant little packages.”

Moon Travel Guides: “Expert writers delivering a mix of honest insight, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon ensures that travelers have an uncommon and entirely satisfying experience–and a few new stories to tell.”

Murdoch Books: “An independent, international book publishing company, under private Australian ownership.”

Museyon Guides: “Indie publisher of guidebooks.”

New York Review Books: “An innovative list of fiction and nonfiction for discerning and adventurous readers”

Nicholas Brealey Publishing: “The world’s smallest publishing multinational.”

North Atlantic Books: “North Atlantic has become a leading publisher of alternative health, martial arts, raw foods, and spiritual titles.”

Other Press: “We publish novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best. Our nonfiction books–should they be history, current events, popular culture or memoir–explore how psychic, cultural, historical, and literary shifts inform our vision of the world and of each other.”

Overlook Press: “An independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971. The publishing program consists of nearly 100 new books per year, evenly divided between hardcovers and trade paperbacks.”

Oxford University Press: “The largest university press in the world.”

Palgrave Macmillan: “A cross-market publisher, specializing in cutting edge non-fiction, student texts, research and reference.

Peachtree Publishers
: “Independent Children’s Book Publisher in Atlanta, GA.”

Pantheon Books: “An American imprint with editorial independence that is part of the Knopf Publishing Group, which was acquired by Random House in 1960.”

Peachpit Books: “We publish super-cool, best-selling books and videos on the latest in graphic design, Web design and development, digital video and more.”

Pearson Education: “Leading global education company, dedicated to helping students learn and achieve success.”

Penguin Books: “Penguin Books publishes blockbusting, prize-winning, celebrated, controversial, heart-warming, thought-provoking and inspiring books.”

Picador Paperbacks: “One of the leading literary trade paperback imprints in the country.”

Pocket Books: “an industry pioneer with imprints including Pocket Books Hardcovers, Threshold Editions, Downtown Press, MTV Books, G-Unit, and Star Trek.”

Potomac Books: “Building on our strong roots in military history, we have expanded our editorial focus to include general history, world and national affairs, foreign policy, defense and national security, terrorism, intelligence, memoirs and biographies, and sports”

Press 53: “Independent literary publishing house located in Winston-Salem, NC.”

Princeton Architectural Press: “World leader in architecture and design publishing, both in market share and in editorial and design excellence.”

Putnam Books: “one of the oldest and most prestigious imprints in the publishing industry.”

Raincoast Books: “Books, glorious books.”

Random House: “We publish books.”

Random House Canada: “Random House of Canada was established in 1944 as the Canadian distributor of Random House Books. In 1986 the company established its own indigenous Canadian publishing program that has become one of the most successful in Canadian history.”

Riverhead Books
: “dedicated to publishing extraordinary, ground-breaking, unique fiction and non-fiction writers.”

Regnery Publishing: “Publishing great conservative books since 1947.”

Scholastic: “World’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media.”

Seal Press: “founded in 1976 to provide a forum for women writers and feminist issues. Since then, Seal has published groundbreaking books that represent the diverse voices and interests of women”

Simon & Schuster: “Simon & Schuster is the home of bestselling authors such as Stephen King, Frank McCourt, Jodi Picoult, Mary Higgins Clark, John Lithgow and Vince Flynn.”

Soft Skull Press: “Pugnacious indie press who wants to be your friend.”

Soho Press: “an independent book publisher based in New York City. Since 1986, we have been publishing literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, and mysteries set in exotic locations.”

Spiegel & Grau: “books with a serrated edge, to cut through the noise and chaos of our culture.”

Sterling Publishing: “a publisher of nonfiction titles, with more than 5,000 books in print.”

Tantor Audio: “a leading independent publisher of over 2000 unabridged audiobooks, in a wide variety of genres.”

Tarcher Books-Penguin: “one of the premier publishers of mind, body, and spirit titles.”

Tundra Books: “Books for children, young adults, and those young at heart!”

Threshold Editions: “Publisher of Glenn Beck, Jerome R. Corsi, Brian Jennings, Mark R. Levin, and more!”

TSTC Publishing: “Texas State Technical College Waco press.”

Two Dollar Radio Books: “Two Dollar Radio is a mom and pop’s book publishing outfit founded in 2005, with the tagline: Books too loud to ignore.”

Uncial Press: “[We] publish finely crafted and well-written eBooks. Fiction titles will feature strong character development, coherent plots, and engaging story lines, and will be both line and content edited.

University of California Press: “among the six largest university presses in the United States and, of these, is the only one located in the West and associated with a public university.”

University of Chicago Press: “has been publishing books and journals for discriminating readers since 1892. The Press also distributes a wide variety of books for over 50 international publishers.”

University of Minnesota Press: “Publisher of groundbreaking work in social & cultural theory, race & ethnic studies, urbanism, feminist criticism, and media studies.”

University of North Carolina Press: “explore[s] important questions, spark lively debates, generate ideas, and move fields of inquiry forward.”

University of Texas Press: “a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers converge to be disseminated in print.”

Welcome Books: “A publisher of fine illustrated books on subjects ranging from art and photography to history, travel, and food.”

Word Riot Press: “online literary magazine and small press celebrating the forceful voices of up and coming writers.”

Writer’s Digest: “Writer’s Digest is the No. 1 resource for writing better and getting published. It is a division of F+W Media.”

Your It List: “To discover what’s It now in Style, Music, Art, Movies, Sports, Comedy and Celebrity.”

Editors Note: Ji Hyun Park helped assemble this directory.