Most Popular Publishers

Some publishers are very selective with the books they choose to publish. Those publishers only release books that they have carefully vetted. They make sure the books that they publish get top-notch editing and are free of formatting errors or other problems that could affect readability.

Some other publishers are not as reliable. They may be "publish anything" type of publishers. These publishers may not put much investment or effort in the books they publish. The books they publish may be poorly edited or not well vetted. Readers might be wise to avoid reading books by such publishers.

Some say you can't judge a book by its cover, and that's true; but you can judge a book in part by which company publishes it. The publisher of a book is kind of the like the brand name of a piece of clothing or the make of a car. There are millions of books out there to read, so the reputation of the publisher is definitely something to consider when choosing whether or not to invest your valuable time in reading a book.

For readers, the below list is a great way to discover new books. You can find the trusted publishers who reliably release high-quality books. For writers, this database is a great way to find the best publishers to which to have your agent send your book proposal. For writers, it is generally recommended that you use a high-quality agent with great ratings and references to reach publishers.

Below is a list of publishers compiled via OnlineBookClub.org's massive database of books.

Bloomsbury

Average Overall Rating: 3.5 stars

Books published by Bloomsbury have earned an average rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars based on a total of 21012 ratings.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Little, Brown and Company

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by Little, Brown and Company have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 10282 ratings.

Twilight
New Moon
Breaking Dawn
Eclipse
The Catcher in the Rye

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HarperCollins

Average Overall Rating: 3.4 stars

Books published by HarperCollins have earned an average rating of 3.4 out of 4 stars based on a total of 6582 ratings.

The Selection
Charlotte's Web
The Fellowship of the Ring
Before I Fall
And Then There Were None

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Scholastic

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by Scholastic have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 5536 ratings.

Mockingjay
Catching Fire
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games Series #1)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The BFG

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Katherine Tegen Books

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by Katherine Tegen Books have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 4204 ratings.

Divergent
Insurgent (The Divergent Series #2)
Carve the Mark
The Female of the Species
Shallow Graves

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Simon & Schuster

Average Overall Rating: 3.4 stars

Books published by Simon & Schuster have earned an average rating of 3.4 out of 4 stars based on a total of 4149 ratings.

Romeo and Juliet
It Ends with Us
Clockwork Princess
Clockwork Prince
To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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Margaret K. McElderry Books

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by Margaret K. McElderry Books have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 4142 ratings.

City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels
City of Lost Souls

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OnlineBookClub.org

Average Overall Rating: 3.1 stars

Books published by OnlineBookClub.org have earned an average rating of 3.1 out of 4 stars based on a total of 4005 ratings.

Holding Fire
Justice
Killing Abel
The Warramunga's War
Skills of the Warramunga

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BookBaby

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by BookBaby have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 3923 ratings.

Final Notice
The Diary Of An Immortal (1945-1959)
Programmed To Kill
Rediscovering the Wisdom of Human Nature, second edition
The Legend of the Dragon Child

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Mascot Books

Average Overall Rating: 3.7 stars

Books published by Mascot Books have earned an average rating of 3.7 out of 4 stars based on a total of 3727 ratings.

Pearl River Mansion
What's College About Anyway?
Love, Grandma
Loukas and the Game of Chance
Remembering Joseph Chickadee

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Doubleday

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by Doubleday have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 3528 ratings.

The Da Vinci Code
The Shining (The Shining #1)
'Salem's Lot
The Lost Symbol
The Shining

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Scholastic Press

Average Overall Rating: 3.5 stars

Books published by Scholastic Press have earned an average rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars based on a total of 3429 ratings.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Shiver
Linger
The Dream Thieves
The Raven King

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Vintage Books

Average Overall Rating: 3.2 stars

Books published by Vintage Books have earned an average rating of 3.2 out of 4 stars based on a total of 3245 ratings.

Fifty Shades of Grey
Never Let Me Go
Kafka On The Shore
Darker
American Psycho

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xlibris publishing

Average Overall Rating: 3.6 stars

Books published by xlibris publishing have earned an average rating of 3.6 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2921 ratings.

Wisdom
The Third Testament
Shadow Saints
Apples Holes Ants And Bees But NO Blankie
Running for Their Lives

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Grand Central Publishing

Average Overall Rating: 3.4 stars

Books published by Grand Central Publishing have earned an average rating of 3.4 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2809 ratings.

The Notebook
A Walk to Remember
The Last Song
Safe Haven
The Lucky One

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Harper

Average Overall Rating: 3.2 stars

Books published by Harper have earned an average rating of 3.2 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2560 ratings.

To Kill a Mockingbird
Shatter Me
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Sapiens
The Color of Magic

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Clink Street Publishing

Average Overall Rating: 3.1 stars

Books published by Clink Street Publishing have earned an average rating of 3.1 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2425 ratings.

The Expansion
Fix
Unparalleled
The King’s Prerogative
Counterplay

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Dutton Books

Average Overall Rating: 3.2 stars

Books published by Dutton Books have earned an average rating of 3.2 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2340 ratings.

The Fault in Our Stars
A Map of Days
Lola and the boy next door
17 & Gone
The Beautiful Cigar Girl

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speak

Average Overall Rating: 3.1 stars

Books published by speak have earned an average rating of 3.1 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2301 ratings.

Paper Towns
Looking for Alaska
An Abundance of Katherines
Will Grayson Will Grayson
Just Listen

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Geoffrey Bles

Average Overall Rating: 3.5 stars

Books published by Geoffrey Bles have earned an average rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2252 ratings.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Horse and His Boy
The Silver Chair

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