Triumph Books is the nation’s leading sports book publisher. Founded in 1989, the Chicago-based independent publisher is committed to building relationships at all levels, consistently raising the bar for its customers and partners.

Triumph's catalog includes a wide range of titles, from biographies, memoirs, and reference books to “instant” collectible keepsakes that celebrate Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, and other national championships. Its "instant" program also features a mix of timely video game and entertainment titles.

Triumph works with the most respected and celebrated players, coaches, broadcasters, and writers in college and professional sports, as well as prominent and respected media groups such as the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Chicago Tribune.

Triumph's titles are distributed by Independent Publishers Group to a variety of channels, including trade book retailers, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, grocery stores, pharmacies, sporting goods stores, and specialty stores.

Inclusivity Statement

Triumph Books strives to foster a culture of inclusivity and compassion regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, or disability. We wholly condemn all forms of racism, prejudice, and injustice. 

Triumph Books recognizes that we live in a country where systemic racism and violence against Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) has long been the norm. Recent years have brought too many tragic murders, from Trayvon Martin, Laquan McDonald, and Muhlaysia Booker to George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. 

We acknowledge that as part of the publishing industry, we play a critical role in shaping cultural narratives and influencing which voices are ultimately heard. Triumph Books commits to constantly examining and evolving our practices in order to take an active stand against racism and discrimination in all facets of our publishing program. 

For more than 30 years, Triumph Books has championed authors of color, but amplifying individual voices is not enough without institutional change. We pledge to take the following steps, and we challenge our peers to do the same: 

  • We are donating our time and resources as individuals and as a collective to supporting underserved communities in Chicago, especially through literacy and school programs. 
  • We commit to ensuring our publishing program champions representative and diverse voices. 
  • We are expanding our partnership, publicity, and promotional efforts to focus on inclusivity and better representation. 
  • We will continue to build upon this dialogue and acknowledge when and where we can do better as an organization. We welcome community feedback.