Recognized Publishers

The following is a list of ITW-recognized publishers. If your publisher is not recognized by ITW and meets all ITW criteria for a commercial publisher, either you or they may apply to ITW for recognition.

To apply, please click and download the appropriate application form. Once completed, mail it along with any additional requested information to:

ITW Publisher Application
P.O. Box 311
Eureka, CA 95502

Publisher Questionnaire (.docx format, MicroSoft Word 2007 and up)

Publisher Questionnaire (.doc format, older versions of MicroSoft Word)

Publisher Questionnaire (.pdf format)

Qualified Publishers are those which do not contractually obligate their authors to pay for such services as advertising, sales, marketing, editing, or promotion of their books. A qualified publisher would normally acquire rights to a publication because it is investing capital; undertaking marketing efforts with a sales and/or marketing force; and utilizing the sale of books as means of recouping capital outlays and realizing a profit.

There are varying means of accomplishing these goals. Qualified publishers invest in their authors in a variety of different and imaginative ways. In deciding whether a publisher is qualified, ITW may consider samples of the publisher’s contracts with authors; whether and how the publisher pays advances; does the publisher charge fees to authors for any service; is there a sales force; the publisher’s distribution practices, are the publisher’s books reviewed in recognized publications; documented complaints against any publisher; and does the publisher expend money for marketing and advertising for either the author and/or the work. Again, no one factor is determinative, nor would the lack of one be fatal. Recognizing that good judgment and reasonableness should always govern, any and all determinations of whether a publisher is qualified will be made on a case-by-case basis.

With particular regard to self-published books, where there is no publisher beyond the author, any determination of the author being a qualified publisher shall be on a case-by-case basis and such factors as the work itself, the breadth of its marketing, the extent of its distribution, the editorial process, its sales, the author’s personal history, reviews in recognized publications, and any other factor relevant to the particular situation may be considered in making such determination. Self published writers are not automatically excluded from being a qualified publisher, but they bear a higher burden to demonstrate their status.

To apply, please click and download the following application form. Once completed, mail it along with any additional requested information to the above address.

Independently Published Author Questionnaire (.docx format, MicroSoft Word 2007 and up)

Independently Published Author Questionnaire (.doc format, older versions of MicroSoft Word)

Independently Published Author Questionnaire (.pdf format)

ITW reserves the right to modify and/or revoke the status of any recognized publisher at any time, based on new information or any change in circumstances that may occur.

Note: Imprints of ITW-recognized publishers are not automatically included on the ITW recognized-publisher list and must obtain their own separate recognition. Depending on the circumstances, however, imprints may qualify for a more streamlined application process. If you are seeking recognition for an imprint of a previously-recognized publisher that is currently on the ITW recognized-publisher list, before submitting a full application, please contact us at:

Currently recognized publishers


@lantis Books

A-Argus Better Book Publishers, LLC

Abaddon Books

Abingdon Press

Akashic Books

Alfred A. Gonzalez


Allen & Unwin

Allium Press of Chicago


Amazon Crossing

Ampichellis Ebooks

Amy Einhorn Books

Angry Robot Ltd

Apprentice House

Arcade Publishing

Arcadia Books

Arundel Publishing

Astor & Blue Editions

Atomic Fez Publishing


Au Diable Vauvert

Avalon Books

Avon Books

B&H Publishing Group

Baen Books

Baker Book House


Ballantine Books

Bancroft Press

Bantam Books

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Barking Rain Press


Bella Books

Bella Rosa Books



Berlin Verlag

Bethany House

BeWrite Books

Bird Street Books, Inc

Black Opal Books

Black & White Publishing Ltd.


Bleak House Books

Bloodletting Press

Blue Rider

Bold Strokes Books Inc.


Bookspot Verlag GmbH

Books We Love

Borders Books


Brilliance AudioBooks

Broadman & Holman

Caffeine Nights Publishing

Cambridge University Press

Camel Press

Carina Press

Carroll & Graf

Casperian Books LLC

CDS Books

Cemetery Dance Publications

Center Street

Chariot Victor

Chicken House Ltd.

ChiZine Publications

Choc Lit Limited

Chronicle Books

Citadel Press

Clocktower Books

Coffeetown Enterprises, Inc.

Coffeetown Press

Columbia University Press

Cool Gus Publishing Partners

CRC Press-Taylor & Francis Group

Covenant Communications, Inc.

Crime Wave Press

Crossings Book Club

Crossroad Press

Crown Publishing Group

Dafina Books

Dailey Swan Publishing


Dark Regions Press

Dark Sky Publishing

Deadly Ink Press



Diversion Books

Dorchester Publishing

Double Storey


Down & Out Books

Down The Shore Publishing


Dundurn Group


Earthling Publications

Echelon Press

ECW Press

Edizioni Lindau

Egmont USA

E.M.A. Mysteries


Endeavour Press

Enigma Books

Entangled Publishing LLC

Europa Editions

F+W Media

Faber and Faber, Ltd


Fiction Studio

Fischer Verlage

Five Star Publishing

Fledgling Press


Fremantle Press

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Gallaudet University Press

Gallery Books

Gauthier Publications


Gemma Halliday Publishing

Genesis Press

Georgia McBride Media Group

Glass House Press

Globe Pequot Press

Grand Central Publishing

Granite Publishing & Distribution

Graybooks LLC

Greenleaf Book Group Press

Greenwood Press

Grove Atlantic

Gryphonwood Press



Gypsy Shadow Publishing

Hachette Livre Australia

Harbor House

Harcourt Trade Publishers

Hard Case Crime

Harlequin Books


Harriman House

Harvest House

Hawk Publishing Group

Headline Books


Heaven Lake Press

Helion & Company Ltd.

Hellgate Press

Henery Press

Henry Holt & Co.

High Country Publishers

Hodder & Stoughton

Hodder Headline

Houghton Mifflin Company

House of Anansi

Howard Publishing

HQN Books

Human & Rousseau

Hundreds of Heads


Ice Cold Crime

ImaJinn Books

Ingalls Publishing Group, Inc.

Insomniac Press

Integration Press


Intrigue Press

Intrigue Publishing



Joggling Board Press

Jonathan Ball



Juno Books

Justin, Charles & Co.


Kensington Publishing Corp.

Knox Robinson Publishing Ltd

Kregel Publications



LBF Books

Le French Book

Leadstart Publishing

Leap Books

Legend Press


Linden Publishing, Inc.

Literary Guild/ Doubleday Book Club

Little, Brown & Co.

L&L Dreamspell


Loveland Press

LSU Press


Lyle Stuart




Marshall Cavendish International

Martin Brown Publishers, LLC

McBooks Press

McFarland & Company, Inc.

McGraw-Hill Education

Medallion Press

Melange Books, LLC

Merit Press

Merry Blacksmith Press

Michael Joseph, Ltd.

Midnight Ink

Mills & Boon LTD

Minerva Kustannus Oy


MIRA Books

MLR Press, LLC

Momentum Books


Monsoon Books

Montlake Romance



MP Publishing Ltd.

Multnomah Publishing Inc.

Murdoch Books

Musa Publishing


Mysterious Press


Nanmeebooks Publications Co., Ltd

Naval Institute Press

Neverland Publishing Company, LLC

NeWest Press

New Pulp Press

Newton Compton

Nightbird Publishing

Night Shade Books

Nimbus Publishing


North Atlantic Books

Norwood Press

Oak Tree Press

Oceanview Publishing

Oldcastle Books Ltd


Open Road Media

Orca Book Publishers

Orion Books

Other Press

Overlook Press

Overmountain Press

Palisades Publishers

Pan Macmillan


Pegasus Books

Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd


Per Aspera

Perfect Crime Books

Permuted Press

Perseus Books Group

Perseverance Press

Pinnacle Books

Piper Verlag GmbH

PM Press

Pocket Books

Point Blank Press

Poisoned Pencil

Poisoned Pen Press

Polygon Publishers

Poisoned Pencil

Postern Press



Prometheus Books

Protea Boekhuis

Publishing Works, Inc.

Pulp Fiction Publishing, Inc.


Quill Driver Books

Random House

Raw Dog Screaming Press

Realms Fiction

Rebel e Publishers

Red Dress Ink

Revell Publishing

Risen Books

River City Publishing

Robert Hale Ltd

Robot Binaries & Press Corp.

Rowohlt Verlag

Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

SANDS Publishing


Serpent’s Tail

Seven Locks Press

Seven Realms Publishing, LLC

Seventh Street Books

Severn House

Shaye Areheart Books

Shuter & Shooter


Silhouette Books

Simon & Schuster

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.


Soho Crime

Soho Press

Soho Teen


Soul Mate Publishing


Spectra Books


St. Martin’s Griffin

St. Martin’s Press

Stairway Press

Stark House Press

Start Publishing

STE Publishers

Steeple Hill

Sterling & Ross Publishers

StoneHouse Ink/StoneGate Ink

Strang Communications

Sunbury Press, Inc.

Suspense Publishing


Tammi Publisher

Tantrum Books

Tightrope Books

Titan Books

The Book Studio

The Domino Project

The Fiction Works

The Mystery Press

The Permanent Press

The Story Plant

Thomas Dunne Books

Thomas & Mercer

Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Thorndike Press

Three Rivers Press

Thriller Publishing, Inc.

Touchstone Fireside Publishing


TotalRecall Publications

TouchWood Editions

Transit Publishing

Transworld Publishers

Turner Publishing Company

Turquoise Morning Press

Twenty First Century

Twilight Times Books

Twin Streams

Two Dogs

Tyndale House

Tyrus Books



Umuzi-Random House SA

Underland Press

University of New Mexico Press

University of Pittsburgh Press

University Press of New England

Untreed Reads Publishing

Vagrant Press

Vanguard Press

Vantage Point Books

Variance LLC


Virtual Tales

W Publishing Group

W.W. Norton & Company

Walker & Company

WaterBrook Press


West Hills

Whiskey Creek Press, LLC

Wild Rose Press

Wildside Press

Wild Wolf Publishing

William Morrow

WillowTree Press

Wings Press

Wolfpack Publishing LLC

Woodland Press, LLC

WordFire Press

Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing

Yale University Press

YMAA Publication Center



Zova Books