Best Book Publishing Companies in Canada

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2021, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Filter for top publishers by genre, location, and more!

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Drawn and Quarterly

Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://drawnandquarterly.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

King-Cat

John Porcellino

Map of My Heart

John Porcellino

The League of Super Feminists

Mirion Malle

TouchWood Editions

Art, Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbook, History, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Travel, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Nonfiction, Short Story, Fiction

Part of - Heritage Group > TouchWood Editions

Location - Vancouver, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.touchwoodeditions.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Distilleries of Vancouver Island

Marianne Scott

Show Me the Honey

Dave Doroghy

The Little Prairie Book of Berries

Sheryl Normandeau

Dundurn Press

Art, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humor, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, True Crime, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.dundurn.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Persephone's Children

Rowan McCandless

Lost Shadow

Claire Gilchrist

Nothing Will Be Different

Tara McGowan-Ross

Whitecap Publishing

Cookbook, Travel, Health & Wellbeing, Nonfiction

Part of - Fitzhenry & Whiteside > Whitecap Publishing

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://www.whitecap.ca/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The All New Purity Cook Book: A Complete Guide of Canadian Cooking

Elizabeth Driver

Back to Baking

Anna Olson

Smoking Meat

Jeff Phillips

Quattro Books

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Fiction, Nonfiction, Novella

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - http://quattrobooks.ca/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Homeless

Jane Bow

Between Rothko and 3 Windows

Corrado Paina

The Escape Artist

Anita Kushwaha

Elsevier Canada

Medical, Nonfiction

Part of - RELX > Elsevier

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Hypertension Secrets

Edgar Lerma et al

The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography

Catherine Otto

Chronic Total Occlusion

Marvin H. Eng

New Jewish Press

Jewish Literature, Academic, History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

Part of - University of Toronto Press > New Jewish Press

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books

Website - https://utorontopress.com/us/new-jewish-press

💥 Hit titles

Connected Capitalism

David Weitzner

Revolutionary Visions

Stephanie M. Pridgeon

The A–Z of Intermarriage

Denise Handlarski

House of Anansi Press

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Mystery & Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Queries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://houseofanansi.com/

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Frying Plantain

Zalika Reid-Benta

A Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright

A Trio of Tolerable Tales

Margaret Atwood

HQN

Romance, Fiction

Part of - HarperCollins > Harlequin > HQN

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.harlequin.com/shop/brand/hqn.html

💥 Hit titles

Careless Whispers

Synithia Williams

Family for Beginners

Sarah Morgan

How to Keep a Secret

Sarah Morgan

Mythos and Ink

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Feminism, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

Website - https://www.mythosink.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Under the Lesser Moon

Shelly Campbell

Super Sick

Allison Alexander

Thy Geekdom Come

Casey L. Covel

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