If you are looking for options to publish or self-publish your book through a South Carolina company, this list will provide you with some leads. Each listing includes a link to the publisher's website, the city in which they are headquartered, and a brief description in their own words.
“We demolish the barriers that once stood between you and getting a book done. In less than 24 hours of your time, our expert team of ghostwriters and designers will produce a stunning book—stamped with your name on the cover, brimming with your stories and insights. When you self publish or work with a traditional publisher, expect to wait an average of three years before your book is in people’s hands. When you work with us, your published book is in your hands in as little as 180 days.”
“At Ambassador International, our mission is to magnify the Lord Jesus Christ and promote His gospel through the written word. We believe that through the publication of Christian literature, Jesus Christ and His Word will be exalted, believers will be strengthened in their walk with Him, and the lost will be directed to Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation.”
“Arbordale books spark excitement for reading with engaging stories and a nonfiction "For Creative Minds" activity section. Kids can explore the "how" and "why" of science topics!”
Arcadia Publishing (Mount Pleasant) - includes imprints History Press and Pelican Publishing
“For over 20 years Arcadia Publishing has reconnected people to their community, their neighbors, and their past by offering a curbside view of hometown history and often forgotten aspects of American life. Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community. From the iconic Images of America series and Images of Aviation series to Postcard Histories and so many more, these richly illustrated histories bring to life small town America.”
“Because of our commitment to Christian education, BJU Press produces textbooks and materials that support Christian educators in the crucial role they play in teaching students. We shape each textbook according to our core values.”
“The joggling board is an apt metaphor for the spirit of Joggling Board Press – a way of bringing diverse people together in comity. Joggling boards are long, capable of seating many at one time. By joggling simultaneously, eventually everyone winds up side by side. So it is for the talented people who make up Joggling Board Press. The decidedly unconventional press has forged its own path with the many books it has undertaken, melding the talents of poets, historians, scholars, journalists, photographers, painters, musicians and designers. At JBP, books are not made in silos. Here, the making of a book is a collaborative experience involving many minds and modes. A white board is an invitation to throw out a new idea; a paint brush is an opportunity to create a mood; a guitar is means to smooth out a bit of poetry. Meetings often take place over meals. Creative sessions might culminate in a woods walk or beach walk. Work happens where and when work works best. The books are as creative as they are thorough. Making a good book isn’t easy. But it sure can be fun.”
“Kingdom Builders Publications, LLC is an innovative and thriving full service Christian publishing company that puts your words and dreams first. Each book publishing is tailored specifically for the client. We’re writing what you want to read. Kingdom Builders Publications, LLC has a growing roster of authors, visual and sketch artists, poets, editors, ghost writers, critics and adjudicators.”
“At the publishing house of Lydia Inglett Ltd Publishing and Starbooks.biz, we pride ourselves on 40-plus years of publishing expertise. This well-honed expertise, combined with our fresh creativity, market knowledge and presentation to the reader, delivers books that are both innovative, classic and above all beautiful and salable.”
“The Ninety-Six Press publishes poetry—usually, single-author books by writers who live in South Carolina. In 1994 and 2005, however, the press brought out anthologies of South Carolina poetry, and in 2003 it published a volume that contained chapbook-sized selections of poems by five South Carolina authors. The press has operated on the premise that a number of fine poets live and work in the state, and that they need more opportunities to make their writing available to the public in attractively printed books.”
“Sandlapper Publishing is a regional, independent publisher and distributor of books about the South, primarily South Carolina. Operating since 1983, we specialize in nonfiction in the areas of history, travel, cooking,recreation, photography, natural history, and folklore. Subjects of special interest are Gullah, slavery,plantations, lighthouses, the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the Palmetto State's natural history.”
“UofSC Press publishes a wide range of critically acclaimed works in the following subjects: Southern History, African American Studies, Civil Rights, and South Carolina. In addition, UofSC Press publishes scholarly works in Literary Studies and Rhetoric/Communication. Our editorial profile—the subject matter of our books—aligns with several of the institutional strengths of the University and underscores UofSC Press’s mission to serve teachers, learners, and readers in the state, the academy, and the broader culture in North America and around the globe.”
“Vinspire Publishing began in 2004 as Vintage Romance Publishing. Originally, we focused solely on historical romances set between 1920 and 1959. As reader interest grew, we expanded to earlier historical titles before opening our doors to various genres in 2010. Now, we offer family-friendly books with an emphasis on young adult and middle grade.”
“Warbranch Press is a regional publishing company in Clemson, South Carolina founded in 1998 by award winning author, illustrator and political cartoonist Kate Salley Palmer and her husband, retired Clemson University professor, Jim Palmer, to publish and distribute books for children and adults.”
“Wide Awake Press is a comic book publisher planted firmly in Greenville, South Carolina with tentacles reaching all up and down the east coast.
We've been making fine hand-crafted comic books and digital comics since the begining of the millinium. Let our contagious comic enthusiasm infect you, but with no horrible side effects. Except maybe an uncontrollable need to read more comics.”
“The Indie Author Project (IAP) is a publishing community that includes public libraries, authors, curators, and readers working together to connect library patrons with great indie-published books. IAP has helped hundreds of libraries engage their local creative community and assisted in getting more than 12,000 indie authors into their local libraries. Most importantly, the project has worked with top curation partners and librarians to identify hundreds of these as the best indie eBooks available to readers—so they can be sustainably circulated to library patrons with confidence.”
“Our publishing services were created to make the self-publishing process simple and easy. With personal, attentive customer service and satisfaction guaranteed, you can be sure you’re getting the highest level of service in the industry.”
“Ready to self-publish your book but not sure where to start? It doesn't have to be complicated. Our team is here to guide you step-by-step through the self-publish process.”
Looking up publishers is an important step in your publishing journey. You can find more resources for writers at Richland Library's For Writers page, including venues to share your work, research tools, and local events.