25 Of The Best Young Adult Publishers

Young Adult Publishers FI

You’ve written a novel or nonfiction book for a young adult audience. Or you have a fantastic idea for one

The problem? You keep finding links to YA publishers who either don’t exist anymore or don’t accept unagented submissions. 

You don’t currently have an agent. But you don’t think that should hold you back. 

Welcome to our dead-link-free list of young adult publishers. We aim to make it easier to find the YA publishers most likely to love your book

Because, with or without an agent, your well-written YA book deserves a chance.

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How To Become A Publisher (The Ultimate Guide)

how to become a publisher

If you’re a self-published author, you may be wondering whether you could start a publishing company of your own.

It’s not crazy. And you wouldn’t be the first.

In fact, more and more authors are choosing to publish their work under their own name or a name of their choosing, rather than using Amazon as their publisher.

And what they’ve learned can help you get started.

So, if you want to learn how to become a publisher in your own right, keep reading.

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What Happened To Createspace?

What Happened to CreateSpace?

CreateSpace used to be the print-on-demand service of choice for self-publishing authors who wanted a paperback option listed on the same Amazon page as their published ebook.

They made it so easy! And they even provided helpful resources like the following:

Interior book templates (to make formatting a cinch)
Book cover templates — to make it easier to get the spine width and other measurements right
Helpful articles on book formatting and cover design
Professional assistance with formatting and cover design (for a price)


Not only that, but CreateSpace had expanded distribution to help you get your paperback into libraries and brick-and-mortar bookstores, as well as booksellers all over the world.

And they gave authors the option of ordering a printed proof of their book before publishing it.

When KDP Print first came onto the P.O.D. scene, they didn’t have the same distribution options, nor did they offer a printed proof; if you liked what you saw on the virtual book previewer, you published it and hoped for the best.

When the rumors started going around about KDP Print, you probably heard questions from your fellow authors like “Is CreateSpace closing?” and comments like “But CreateSpace works fine.

Why change things? KDP is for ebooks!”

And when CreateSpace started making some noise about stepping aside for KDP Print, folks were asking, “What happened to CreateSpace? What went wrong? And what if KDP Print isn’t as good?”

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10 Predictions for the Future of Self-Publishing

It’s always valuable to review the past and take stock of the present in order to prepare for the future.

This is especially true in the rapidly changing world of self-publishing.

As Authority Pub partner Barrie Davenport writes, “Self-publishing has changed the entire playing field, and now anyone who has a book inside of them can get it out, publish it, and sell it.”

That’s great news for self-published authors who are choosing to take matters into their own hands without waiting for a traditional publishing house to give them permission.

However, indie authors are required to learn a lot about the industry and take on new roles and responsibilities — including staying on top of how the industry is evolving.

At Authority.Pub, we are here to help guide you through the pertinent information.

Before we review the trends for the future, let’s take a look at how the self-publishing industry has grown and changed — and how the perception of self-published authors is evolving for the better.

Not too many years ago, self-publishers were perceived as “the poor relations” in the eyes of the industry and with readers.

It was the last resort for authors who couldn’t make it with traditional publishers.

But now even some bestselling authors from the big 5 publishing houses have jumped on the bandwagon, as self-publishing has become much more accepted and commonplace. 

The old stigmas attached to self-publishing are falling away, especially as Amazon is tightening the rules to ensure better quality books from indie authors and legitimate reviews from readers.

As a self-published author, you will find yourself in excellent company.

(Sidebar: If you want a checklist for self-publishing your bestseller then click here to check out our 46-point guide.)

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