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Sunday, May 13, 2007

A List of Muslim Book Publishers and Guidelines

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46 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't have Taha publishers on your list. http://www.taha.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

As Salaamu Alaikum

For Noorart, they don't have a link to contact them. So, I don't know how they expect us to send in any manuscripts, songs or poetry :/

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum,

Anonymous 1: Thanks for the tip. I will add Taha to the list, insha'Allah.

Anonymous 2: Here is the contact page for Noorart:

http://www.noorart.com/s.nl/it.I/id.25/.f

River Garden Arts said...

Please add River Garden Arts, Islamic Book Publisher to your list. Our address: http://rgashahadanet.jeeran.com/WritingGuidelines.html

River Garden Arts said...

Our complete address did not appear. Please list the River Garden Arts address as:
http://rgashahadanet.jeeran.com
Shukran.

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum, and thank you for sharing the link to your business. I will let blog readers know of the opportunity to contribute to the "Coming to Islam" anthology.

wa jazzackum Allah khair.

Umm Talha said...

Assalamualikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

Masha'Allaah this is truly one of the best sites I hav seen with regards to giving publishers contacts. May Allaah reward you for your efforts and may be be a means for you to attain Jannah tul ferdos, ameen.

I was wondering if you can give me some advise, I have sent the manusript of my book to all of these publishers adn much more however because I am looking to make a few cloth books for toddlers I am not getting much response...do you have any ideas or details of trustworthy publishers abroad?

As I am new in this publishing field any help you provide wil ne much appreciated.

Jazak Allah Khairun

Wasalaam

Umm Talha Bin Zubair

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum, Umm Talha, and jazzacki Allah khair for leaving a comment. I have responded to your question in the following blog post:

http://muslimwriters.blogspot.com/2008/10/q-where-to-publish-fabric-book.html

anaya said...

Please include

www.greenbirdbooks.com

a publisher bringing muslim children to the forefront !

Regards
Anaya

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum, Anaya,
Thank you for leaving a link to your business. I am sure it will be of interest to blog readers.

Anonymous said...

The IIHP (Islamic publishing house) does not print books.

this is the reply i got from them!

from Mohamed Hida m_hida@hotmail.com
to me
date Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 2:36 PM
subject RE: Enquiry from IIPH Bookstore
mailed-by hotmail.com

hide details 2:36 PM (1 hour ago)

Assalamo alaykom,

Sorry. we do not print and we are not ready to publish children books yet.
JAK and Ramadan Mubarak.

M.Hida

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum, and thank you for taking the initiative to contact IIPH. I am not surprised to learn that they do not print books, because they are a publisher, and not a printer. Soon, insha'Allah, I will devote a short blog post to explaining the distinction.

Anonymous said...

INDEPENDENT BOOK DISTIBUTORS

http://www.bookmarket.com/distributors


Thank you kindly for this publisher's directory, its a wonderful resource. Could you add a similar list for distributors (Muslim, Independent and mainstream.) I'm going to try to paste below a wonderful resource for independent publishers from John Kremer 1001 Ways to Market Your Book. His link is immediately above.

Wali Baba

IPG is the oldest and among the best, as I understand.


BELOW IS AS MUCH AS IT ALLOWED ME TO PASTE

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Top Independent Book Distributors
These are the most up-to-date addresses we have for the top independent bookstore distributors. Source:JohnKremer@bookmarket.com. John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
________________________________

Note: No distributor listed below is likely to take on distribution of a single POD (printed-on-demand) book. POD does not lend itself to distribution via distributors, except in the case of backlist books that are being kept in print only via POD. Frontlist books, which are the books that most benefit from distribution by a distributor, need to be produced in sufficient quantity to merit the sales efforts of one of these distributors.

--
SAMPLE AND REALLY GOOD COMPANY (IPG)

Independent Publishers Group,
Mark Suchomel, President, 814 N Franklin Avenue, Chicago IL 60610-3109; 312-337-0747, ext. 209; 800-888-4741; Fax: 312-337-1807. Email: suchomel@ipgbook.com. Web: http://www. ipgbook.com. Curt Matthews, CEO; Email: curt@ipgbook.com.Warehouse: 600 N Pulaski Road, Chicago IL 60624.

Founded in 1971, this company distributes for 60 book publishers as well as for 300 publishers in the Publishers Marketing Association distribution program. Discounts: 25 to 30% of net sales. IPG also serves teacher supply stores, museum stores, and garden shops as well as bookstores. They are the largest and fastest growing distributor of independently published computer titles.

Contact Carolyn Ramirez (email: carolyn@ipgbook.com) for more info. IPG's academic division, Paul & Company Publishers Consortium, sells to professors and academic libraries. In 2005, they bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, a distributor of UK publishers.
Comments: The oldest independent distributor (founded in 1971), IPG is the third largest independent distributor. They must be doing a good job, since many of their publishers have been with them for years.
“I was checking out our listing on your Top Independent Book Distributors list and wanted to clarify that IPG does not care how many titles a publisher has, but evaluates publishers on the quality and salability of a publisher's list, and the commitment to receive feedback and promote titles to the end consumer. We are very selective, but once we accept a publisher the level of service is extremely high. We sell to more accounts than any other distributor, attend more trade shows than any other distributor, and give publishers the option of using our exception PR services. Our titles are all over the Bookscan bestseller lists and we can sell a book as well as anyone in the business. We are the third largest distributor and gaining, but could easily be twice our current size if we took on everyone that wanted to work with us.” — Mark Suchomel
_______________________________________

ummenoor said...

Salams, i contacted kazi publishers about publishing childrens' books and they replied:

"Kazi Publications is concentrating on the publication of translations from classical works.
May God continue to bless your efforts.
Wassalam.
Kazi Publications"

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum, Ummenoor, and thank you for this valuable information.

ummenoor said...

This was iiph's reply


Sorry. we do not print and we are not ready to publish children books yet.
JAK and Ramadan Mubarak.

M.Hida

:(

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum, Ummenoor, and thank you for the additional information. The same response is listed above this one (in the comment by Anonymous dated September 5, 2009). On the plus side, it is great that you are getting quick responses from different publishers.

ummenoor said...

oops sorry!

iiph responded the same day. Kazi took 11 days to reply. Not bad:) The 3 others I emailed back in september and october haven't replied till now!

Anonymous said...

What is a 'style sheet' as mentioned in the Kube Publishing site?

"If you are a professional artist and are writing and illustrating a picture book or comic book, please request our style sheet for artists before submitting your manuscript."

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum,

A "style sheet" refers to the guidelines telling you how to submit the text/illustrations for consideration (or how to prepare them for publication).

Umm Fatima said...

Assalamu Allaykum,

There is not contact information for this blog. I am researching the area of Muslim writing / publishing and I would like an email address to contact, if possible.

Umm Fatima

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum, Umm Fatima,
You can reach me at amel.abdullah @ yahoo.com (remove the extra spaces).

A K Happy said...

Please also add Happy Books based in London

URL: http://www.happy-books.co.uk

Tel: 0844 414 5841
Email: info@happy-books.co.uk

Anonymous said...

I tried to have a look at Al Huda website. But I could not go to their web page.

The following message appears.

"Reported Attack Page!

This web page at www.alhudapublishers.com has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.

Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners."

Is anyone else having similar problems?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know which one is the biggest publisher or may be the top3 publishers from the list given above?

I wrote to some of them any many did not reply.

Thanks.

John Master said...

Peace and blessings be on you,

I wanted to write a book but dont know what to do to get it published? also is there any rules to writing a book?

Would I get paid? I am new to this?

May Allah reward you for your help

Peace and Blessings

Umm Ibrahim said...

Please update the link of International Islamic Publishing House. Their website is at:
http://www.iiph.com.sa

They have invited manuscripts from authors, and the detailed guidelines are at:
http://www.iiph.com.sa/new/forAuthors.html

Hope this helps

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum,
Thank you, Umm Ibrahim. I appreciate you sharing this information with the readers of this blog.

I believe that IIPH may have two branches - one in the U.S., and one in Saudi Arabia. I will update the listing as soon as possible. It is always a good day when we can add more guidelines to the database.

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Kristi Brattelid said...

Salam alaikum,

Please add Islamic Alternative Inc.
http://www.islamandterror.com

They are a new publishing company and have just launched "Islam & Terror"

Wassalam alaikum

MAPPILA said...

Please add www.otherbooksonline.com which publishes books on south nian Muslim history

Anonymous said...

As Alaykum,

I wanted to help a brother who knows and has a dream of becoming a writer one day. He has been writing on one of his blogs which i would love to give you the website or link to it, so that you can help him known out there and allwoing him to live what he loves the most. Even if it means starting from just a magazine then into book publishing just what he wants would be a dream come true for him. So Please do responde to my email of what i am asking here.

ayanabdullahi@yamil.com.

Thank you.

Poetry School said...

I just wanted to add a comment here to mention thanks for you very nice ideas. Blogs are troublesome to run and time consuming thus I appreciate when I see well written material. Your time isn’t going to waste with your posts. Thanks so much and stick with it No doubt you will definitely reach your goals! have a great day!

Ishaaq said...

Slaam,
We are a publisher who is very keen to find new writing talent.

Please could you add the following to your list:

Name: www.ScribeDigital.com
URL: www.ScribeDigital.com

We are a specialist Digital Publisher looking to create partnerships with Authors and Publishers.

http://scribedigital.com/publishing-partnership

Thanks for your help.

Anonymous said...

Asalamalaikum,

Ta-Ha Publisher's should be mentioned,

After visiting the website, Individual's likened to make a submission would do well in recognizing submitted published work's

Editorial decision should not be confused with the sincerity of the proposed supplication

Jennifer said...

Hi thank you so much for putting this together. I was wondering if you knew which one would be the best for dealing with books that focus on "appropriate touching", I have finished a book
Thanks
Jennifer

precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum,

Thanks to those who have left recent comments.

Jennifer, congratulations on finishing your book. I might try Noorart (which caters heavily to Islamic schools) or Amana Publications (which publishes a number of parenting titles). Let us know how it goes, insha'Allah.

saha_b said...

Salamalaikum,
just to let you know many of links across the website do not work.
Can you also tell me which publishers are creative with their illustrations for children's stories as there are different opinions about images, I would like to work with a publisher that is creative and applying in the style of their printed books.
Jazakallah

Anonymous said...

U can enter compass books as well

Anonymous said...

Salaam,
Does any of these publishing companies publish Islamic cook-books? Or is self-publishing the best way to go about it?
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Asalamualykum,

Brother/sister please take my salam. Please note, I would like to know, if there are any Printing Company that can Print books also publish as well. One of my brother has a Manuscript for a Research work on Islamic Caliphate and Leaders of Islamic world. If any one can direct me to deemfit company, please do.

Thank you,

Anonymous said...

uaAsalamualykum,

Brother/sister please take my salam. Please note, I would like to know, if there are any Printing Company that can Print books also publish as well. One of my brother has a Manuscript for a Research work on Islamic Caliphate and Leaders of Islamic world. If any one can direct me to deemfit company, please do.

Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Salaam,
Another publisher is I Z Books & Crafts
www.izbookscrafts.com

nabeela kapery said...

Assalaamu alaykum

I have a completed manuscript for an ismalic novel that i am having trouble selling across to mainstream publishers and agents. my blog though has thousands of followers with over a hundred thousand views.

Where can i try to send it to?

Anonymous said...

Aoa
I have tried to open the link to view the list of Muslim publication houses many times over several months now, but it does not work.
Could you recommend a publication house other than ICO and Darussalam that has great international scope and publish books related to Character Education for Muslim schools?

Sincerely,
Author of Character Building course.

WAZIRI MWANAZUONI said...

asalam alaykum. My name is Waziri Mohamed Mapunda from Tanzania, East Africa. I have prepared 30 Swahili Islamic Poems special for the Holy Month of Ramadhan. I would like to get any book printers and Publishers which will enable to to print and Publish the book before the Ramadhan of this year Insha Allah. If any company is capable it can communicate with me on my email address wazirimwanazuoni@gmail.com . Iam also available on whatsapp +255759037671

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