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Greenleaf Book Group is a publisher and distributor that specializes in the development of independent authors and the growth of small presses. Our publishing model was designed to support the independent author and to make it possible for writers to retain the rights to their work and still compete with the major publishing houses. In addition to the books we publish, we distribute select titles from small and independent publishers to major trade outlets, including bookstores, libraries, and airport retailers. We serve the small and independent publishing community by offering industry guidance, business development, and unmatched production, distribution, and marketing services.


Greenleaf Book Group was founded in 1997 in Cleveland, Ohio. Initially, we functioned as a book distributor, working to bring our titles into bookstores, libraries, and airports across the country. In 2004, our headquarters moved to Texas. The logistical center (shipping and warehousing) remains in Cleveland because the centralized location saves time and money in the fulfillment process.

Shortly after the move to Austin, we hired our first book production employees in response to authors’ requests for our expertise in editorial, design, and printing and launched our eponymous imprint, Greenleaf Book Group Press. As the publishing landscape evolved, we added River Grove Books to publish titles appropriate for a digital-first approach.

As word of our commitment to the success of independent authors and small presses grew, we attracted authors from major publishing houses and publishers seeking an alternative to restrictive traditional distribution arrangements. By this time, Greenleaf's track record of award-winning design, robust marketing and eye for marketable content had helped secure solid distribution relationships that created a level playing field with the major publishing houses and a solid position in the future of book publishing.

Today, Greenleaf has worked on over one thousand titles including multiple New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Greenleaf's 38 full-time employees are critical to the company's continued growth by bringing the extensive experience and business perspective that guide our clients in successful production, distribution, and marketing.

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