BookThug

Toronto, ON

BookThug seeks to publish innovative books of poetry, prose, and creative criticism that extend the tradition of experimental literature. Specifically, BookThug aims to: 
• Publish emerging writers whose work is innovative 
• Provide an opportunity for established writers to publish experimental works 
• Educate writers and readers about the tradition of experimental literature, thereby stimulating the creation of new books and building an audience for those books 
• Design books with attention to the aesthetics of the physical book object

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group / Small Press Distribution, Distribution: LitDistCo / Small Press Distribution

BookLand Press

Markham, ON

Bookland Press is an independent Canadian publishing house based in Toronto, Ontario. Their interests range from contemporary poetry to beautifully written fiction and creative non-fiction. They attract, select, publish, and promote some of the most exciting and creative Canadian writers of our times. Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, their objective is to create, publish, and distribute exceptional books that are instantly recognizable in Canada and around the world for their spirit, creativity, and literary value. 

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

Biblioasis

Windsor, ON

Biblioasis is a literary press based out of Windsor, Ontario, committed to publishing the best poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in beautifully crafted editions. Biblioasis has a popular International Translation series, which translates important works of literature from its native language into English. 

Closer to home is Biblioasis’ Renditions series, which brings back great works of Canadian Literature that have long been out of print. Featured titles in this series include "Moody Food" by Ray Robertson and "Quickening" by Terry Griggs.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Ampersand Inc., Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution
US: Sales & Distribution: Consortium Book Sales and Distribution

Bayeux Arts Inc

Calgary, AB

Bayeux Arts Inc. is an independent publishing house located in Calgary, Alberta. It produces between six and ten titles per year and is about to commence publication of graphic novels and Spanish-language translations of its YA titles and others. The company’s list tends to reflect the individual tastes and interests of its founders, and those of its talented and youthful editors. Bayeux remains committed to producing books of beauty that build bridges across cultures.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

Baraka Books

Montreal, QC

Baraka Books is a Quebec-based English-language book publisher specializing in creative and political non-fiction, history and historical fiction, as well as fiction. Their belief is that books are a haven of freedom and that they remain the foremost vector for change. The word baraka is used in many languages and cultures and, depending on the language, can mean blessing, wisdom, luck, and more.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: Independent Publishers Group
US: Sales & Distribution: Independent Publishers Group

Arsenal Pulp Press

Vancouver, BC

Arsenal Pulp Press is a publisher in Vancouver, with over 200 titles currently in print, which include literary fiction and non-fiction; cultural and gender studies; gay, lesbian, and multicultural literature; cookbooks; and guidebooks. They are interested in literature that traverses uncharted territories, publishing books that challenge people and ask questions about the world.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Ampersand Inc, Distribution: University of Toronto Press Distribution
US: Sales & Distribution: Consortium Book Sales and Distribution

Anvil Press

Vancouver, BC

Anvil Press is a Vancouver literary press founded in 1991. Now with over twenty years of publishing under their belt, Anvil has firmly established itself as a publisher of progressive, contemporary Canadian literature with a distinctly urban twist.

An award-winning publisher of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, Anvil has become known for its high quality books and unconventional literary work. National and local in its vision, Anvil remains committed to its East Vancouver roots, and doesn’t shy away from work from the wrong side of the tracks.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Publishers Group Canada, Distribution: Raincoast
US: Sales & Distribution: SPD

ARP Books

Winnipeg, MB

ARP Books was founded in 1996 in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Their mandate is to publish a dynamic combination of cultural, fiction, and non-fiction titles with an emphasis on progressive political analysis of contemporary issues, while encouraging innovative new writing.

To learn more about ARP Books, read our profile.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales & Distribution: AK Press Distribution

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