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: 3.4 stars

Books published by Bloomsbury have earned an average rating of 3.4 out of 4 stars based on a total of 17355 ratings.

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Little, Brown and Company

Average Overall Rating: 3.2 stars

Books published by Little, Brown and Company have earned an average rating of 3.2 out of 4 stars based on a total of 6611 ratings.

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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 4993 ratings.

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Scholastic

Average Overall Rating: 3.4 stars

Books published by Scholastic have earned an average rating of 3.4 out of 4 stars based on a total of 4596 ratings.

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Katherine Tegen Books

Average Overall Rating: 3.4 stars

Books published by Katherine Tegen Books have earned an average rating of 3.4 out of 4 stars based on a total of 3759 ratings.

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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 3407 ratings.

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Scholastic Press

Average Overall Rating: 3.4 stars

Books published by Scholastic Press have earned an average rating of 3.4 out of 4 stars based on a total of 3110 ratings.

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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 3082 ratings.

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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 2671 ratings.

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BookBaby

Average Overall Rating: 3.2 stars

Books published by BookBaby have earned an average rating of 3.2 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2659 ratings.

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Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Average Overall Rating: 3.2 stars

Books published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers have earned an average rating of 3.2 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2605 ratings.

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Vintage Books

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by Vintage Books have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2435 ratings.

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Clink Street Publishing

Average Overall Rating: 3.5 stars

Books published by Clink Street Publishing have earned an average rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2348 ratings.

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Grand Central Publishing

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by Grand Central Publishing have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2224 ratings.

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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 2118 ratings.

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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 2035 ratings.

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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 1977 ratings.

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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 1940 ratings.

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Scribner

Average Overall Rating: 3.5 stars

Books published by Scribner have earned an average rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars based on a total of 1888 ratings.

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Kindle Press

Average Overall Rating: 3.4 stars

Books published by Kindle Press have earned an average rating of 3.4 out of 4 stars based on a total of 1873 ratings.

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