101 Top Illinois Publishing Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Publishing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Publishing industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Publishing Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Tribune Publishing

Tribune Publishing

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Tribune Publishing Company, is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company.

Reverb.com

Reverb.com

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Reverb.com is a provider of an online marketplace intended for new, used, and vintage music gear.

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tastytrade

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Tastytrade is a financial media company that offers trade and finance-related edutainment content for traders and investors.

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Tackle AI

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Tackle AI is an algorithms and neural network that automatically discover data on any type of document or image.

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hiitide

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The hiitide builds technology and services that help authors virtually engage with new readers, for good.

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Cottage Door Press

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Cottage Door Press is publishes high-quality children’s books and believes that reading is learning! Beautiful books and gifts for babies.

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Technori

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Technori is a media platform for startups.

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ePublishing

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ePublishing offers publishers and media companies with SaaS content management, community, and e-commerce solutions.

Reverb.com

Scholastica

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Scholastica is a web-based software platform for managing academic journals with integrated peer review and open access publishing tools.

Reverb.com

Tribune Media

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Tribune Media is home to diverse portfolio of tv and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming.

Reverb.com

FanFueled

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FanFueled Engagement Systems empower brands to build, congregate, mobilize and monetize fan communities.

Reverb.com

ReadOz

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Tens of thousands of loyal users come to ReadOz every day to read free and paid publications.

Reverb.com

McMaster-Carr

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McMaster-Carr develops products that are used to maintain, repair, and operate manufacturing plants and large commercial facilities.

Reverb.com

Becker’s Hospital Review

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Becker’s Hospital Review is a monthly publication that offers up-to-date business and legal news related to hospitals.

Reverb.com

Dividend.com

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Dividend.com is a dedicated to dividend stock investing. We provide proprietary stock ratings, tools and news on dividend stocks.

Reverb.com

Sycamore Media

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Sycamore Media Holdings is a media startup that focuses on promoting entrepreneurship

Reverb.com

WOW

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WOW is an online content provider in entertainment, health, technology, food, lifestyle, family, sports, and finance.

Reverb.com

Page Foundry

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Page Foundry provides a white-label content platform that enables customer acquisition, engagement and retention.

Reverb.com

Ragan

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Ragan Communications is a media and training company educating and supporting more than 200,000 communicators and marketers worldwide.

Reverb.com

FanSided Inc

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FanSided is one of the fastest growing network of fandom-focused sports, entertainment and lifestyle sites on the Internet.

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Mr. Skin

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Mr.Skin.com is a nudity blog focused on celebrities.

Reverb.com

readeo

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Readeo offers a solution that combines children’s books with video chat to create a shared reading experience.

Reverb.com

World Book

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World Book is an online retailer for a variety of different books and encyclopedias.

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COS

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COS is a Chicago-based online music publication that reports on all of music’s breaking news, in addition to hyping new artists and more.

Reverb.com

Alinea Restaurant

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Alinea Restaurant Combines food with science and art, provides photo galleries of the cuisine and restaurant, staff profiles, and menu.

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Alliance for Audited Media

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AAM powers transparency and collaboration between North America’s leading media professionals.

Reverb.com

JAMA Network

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JAMA Network offers enhanced access to vital medical research, reviews, and viewpoints that matter the most.

Reverb.com

System Trader Success

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System Trader Success Dedicated to the fascinating world of automated trading.

Reverb.com

Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus

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Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus is a daily newspapers across the Mississippi River in Illinois.

Reverb.com

PopMatters

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PopMatters is an international magazine of cultural criticism and analysis.

Reverb.com

FGS Inc.

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FGS is a printing company that provides document creation and print services.

Reverb.com

Newslocker

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Newslocker, News by relevance and topic around the world

Reverb.com

Real Clear Science

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Real Clear Science is an online resource that offers opinion, news, analysis, and videos related to science.

Reverb.com

EveryBlock

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EveryBlock is a neighborhood news and discussion site that contains a mix of conversations, news and civic data from U.S. cities.

Reverb.com

The National Law Review

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The National Law Review is an online legal publication website focusing on breaking legal news for business and legal professionals.

Reverb.com

ETA hand2mind

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ETA hand2mind support teachers, inspire students, engage parents, and champion learning by doing.

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Daily Journal

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Daily Journal is a newspapers company that offers advertising and editorial features.

Reverb.com

Social News Daily

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Social News Daily is an online platform that offers the latest news on social media networks.

Reverb.com

TownNews.com

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TownNews.com provides content management systems (CMS) and revenue solutions for publishers in the media industry.

Reverb.com

Veritas Health

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Veritas Health is an online publishing company specialized in patient education.

Reverb.com

Cyberhull

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Cyberhull is an IT company that has teams of outsourced software and programming development and involves in data transformation and more.

Reverb.com

The Telegraph

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The Telegraph publishes a morning paper seven days a week.

Reverb.com

Morris Herald-News

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Morris Herald-News is a weekly publication.

Reverb.com

Crain’s Chicago Business

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Crain’s Chicago Business is an online and offline publication l that provides its users with articles and insights related to business.

Reverb.com

MTG Media Group

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MTG Media Group is a publishing company specializing in food articles and recipes.

Reverb.com

Law Bulletin Media

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Law Bulletin Media is a digital content provider.

Reverb.com

Tribune Publishing Company

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Tribune Publishing Company is a printing company that provides cold-web offset printing services.

Reverb.com

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists informs the public about risks from nuclear weapons, nuclear energy,

Reverb.com

Blogcritics

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Founded in 2002 by Eric Olsen as a group blog publishing mostly reviews, Blogcritics soon grew into a full-fledged, professionally edited

Reverb.com

Legal Newsline

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Legal Newsline is an online newswire dedicated to 24/7 coverage of state supreme courts and state attorneys general.

Reverb.com

Independent Publishers Group

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Independent Publishers Group is the original and second largest independent book distributor in the United States.

Reverb.com

WBEZ

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Public radio station offering public broadcasting feeds, local program schedule, events, listener requests and audio archives.

Reverb.com

Hyde Park Herald

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The Hyde Park Herald, Chicago’s oldest community newspaper since 1882.

Reverb.com

Intellectual Property Today

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Intellectual Property Today, published monthly since 1994.

Reverb.com

Scranton Gillette Communications, Inc.

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Scranton Gillette Communications is a publishing company that imparts equipment and truck management information.

Reverb.com

SportsBusiness Journal

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SportsBusiness Journal and Daily, leading publications in the sports business world.

Reverb.com

ClickHole

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ClickHole provides the most clickable and irresistibly shareable content anywhere on the internet.

Reverb.com

Shaw Suburban Media

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Shaw Media is a Dixon, Illinois-based publisher, of about 80 newspapers and news websites in Illinois and Iowa.

Reverb.com

Amnet

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Amnet is a leading provider of services and solutions, catering to the needs of businesses for content development and accessibility.

Reverb.com

Sourcebooks

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Sourcebooks is a publishing house focused on publishing books under many categories, including romance novels, gift books, and more.

Reverb.com

BMWBLOG

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BMWBLOG is an online news magazine that provides BMW-related news, photos, videos, and information about test drives for automobile fans.

Reverb.com

Grocery Headquarters

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Grocery Grocery is the channel for food retail in the United States.

Reverb.com

Futures Magazine

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Futures Magazine publishes magazines for the derivatives industry.

Reverb.com

Bugle Newspapers

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Bugle Newspapers is a publishing company that provides news, sports and lifestyle articles through newspapers and online platforms.

Reverb.com

Halfstack Magazine

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Attainable Lifestyle Digital Publication

Reverb.com

Alton Daily News

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Alton Daily News is the Riverbend’s one and only community radio station & with studios located in Alton, IL.

Reverb.com

SORC’D

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SORC’D the easiest way to capture and recall your online research. Build Stronger Content Faster with Sorc’d.

Reverb.com

Constructech

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Building the future of construction.

Reverb.com

Knighthouse Publishing

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Knighthouse Publishing is a publishing company offering printing, digital, live events, and social media services.

Reverb.com

CentUp

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Reward your favorite creators and make t

Reverb.com

Liturgy Training Publications

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Liturgy Training Publications is a publisher of liturgical and pastoral materials.

Reverb.com

Gold Nugget Publications

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Gold Nugget Publications is a media house that publishes four weekly community newspapers and is for the local community.

Reverb.com

Sun Times Media Group

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Sun-Times Media Group is a Chicago-based newspaper publisher.

Reverb.com

Field Notes

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I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.

Reverb.com

ArtistData

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ArtistData offers a musician’s syndication platform that allows artists to synchronize once uploaded information across multiple platforms.

Reverb.com

Imagination Publishing

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Imagination Publishing is a custom publishing and content marketing agency that develops integrated marketing strategies.

Reverb.com

Reverse Mortgage Daily

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Reverse Mortgage Daily provides breaking news and information to professionals in the industry.

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Prime Publishing LLC

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Prime Publishing is a publishing company specializing in beauty products and services related content.

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Gantec Publishing Solutions

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Gantec publishing solutions is offering editorial services and e-learning solutions for publishing and media sector located in Schaumburg.

Reverb.com

Aledo Times Record

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Aledo Times Record is a newspaper and media production company that provides sports and entertainment news.

Reverb.com

Human Capital Media

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Human Capital Media (HCM) is an integrated information services and market-intelligence company focused on the business of talent.

Reverb.com

Christianity Today

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Christianity Today is a non-profit organization that publishes religion-based content, news and advertisement.

Reverb.com

United States Soccer Federation (USSF)

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United States Soccer Federation (USSF) is the official provider of news, information and live feeds on soccer.

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PMMI Media Group

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PMMI Media Group is a publishing company providing B2B processing and packaging materials.

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discoverGREY

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GREY is a lifestyle brand and magazine that celebrates the leaders and entrepreneurs disrupting their industries.

Reverb.com

Journal-Courier

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Journal-Courier is an American daily newspaper published in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Reverb.com

DailyTech

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DailyTech is an online magazine which is focused on current and upcoming issues concerning science and technology.

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Hypable

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Hypable is an online platform that features articles about the latest in the entertainment arena.

Reverb.com

Publications International

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Publications International, Ltd. (PIL) is a publisher of consumer periodicals.

Reverb.com

MacroPolo

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Decoding China’s economic arrival.

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Juggle.com

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Juggle.com, a leading online reference resource.

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The Website Flip

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The Website Flip offers tools and resources for all things digital assets and website investments.

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Chicago Woman Magazine

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Chicago Woman Magazine is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women.

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INSTORE

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INSTORE is an online news provider and magazine publisher for the American jewellery business.

Reverb.com

Path to Purchase Institute

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Path to Purchase a global association serving the needs of omnichannel retailers, brands and solution providers along the path to purchase.

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Kontinent Media Group

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Kontinent Media Group provide information and organizational partnership and support to publishers.

Reverb.com

UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.)

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UMI is a publishing company providing Biblical resources to African American churches.

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WATT Global Media

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WATT Global Media provides business content and solutions to the agribusiness industry.

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Sagamore Publishing LLC

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For over three decades, Sagamore has provided educational material for the park and recreation industry.

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Journal Star

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Journal Star is a newspaper company that provides breaking news, sports, entertainment, and obituaries.

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