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 Publishing

Average Overall Rating: 3.6 stars

Books published by Bloomsbury Publishing have earned an average rating of 3.6 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2771 ratings.

Scholastic

Average Overall Rating: 3.1 stars

Books published by Scholastic have earned an average rating of 3.1 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2692 ratings.

HarperCollins

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by HarperCollins have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 2446 ratings.

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 1597 ratings.

Little. Brown and Company

Average Overall Rating: 3.1 stars

Books published by Little. Brown and Company have earned an average rating of 3.1 out of 4 stars based on a total of 1571 ratings.

Penguin Classics

Average Overall Rating: 3.4 stars

Books published by Penguin Classics have earned an average rating of 3.4 out of 4 stars based on a total of 1509 ratings.

Vintage

Average Overall Rating: 3.2 stars

Books published by Vintage have earned an average rating of 3.2 out of 4 stars based on a total of 1432 ratings.

bloomsbury

Average Overall Rating: 3.6 stars

Books published by bloomsbury have earned an average rating of 3.6 out of 4 stars based on a total of 881 ratings.

Kindle Press

Average Overall Rating: 3.6 stars

Books published by Kindle Press have earned an average rating of 3.6 out of 4 stars based on a total of 860 ratings.

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 718 ratings.

Harper

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by Harper have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 707 ratings.

OnlineBookClub.org

Average Overall Rating: 3.4 stars

Books published by OnlineBookClub.org have earned an average rating of 3.4 out of 4 stars based on a total of 636 ratings.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Average Overall Rating: 3.5 stars

Books published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have earned an average rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars based on a total of 556 ratings.

Delacorte Press

Average Overall Rating: 3.0 stars

Books published by Delacorte Press have earned an average rating of 3.0 out of 4 stars based on a total of 553 ratings.

CreateSpace

Average Overall Rating: 3.5 stars

Books published by CreateSpace have earned an average rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars based on a total of 468 ratings.

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Average Overall Rating: 3.3 stars

Books published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform have earned an average rating of 3.3 out of 4 stars based on a total of 395 ratings.

Disney Hyperion

Average Overall Rating: 3.5 stars

Books published by Disney Hyperion have earned an average rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars based on a total of 385 ratings.

Berkley

Average Overall Rating: 3.8 stars

Books published by Berkley have earned an average rating of 3.8 out of 4 stars based on a total of 376 ratings.

Crown

Average Overall Rating: 2.9 stars

Books published by Crown have earned an average rating of 2.9 out of 4 stars based on a total of 363 ratings.

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 357 ratings.