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Best Nonfiction Book Publishing Companies in Canada

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 15 publishers.

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/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Persephone's Children

Rowan McCandless

Lost Shadow

Claire Gilchrist

Nothing Will Be Different

Tara McGowan-Ross

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/

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The Distilleries of Vancouver Island

Marianne Scott

Show Me the Honey

Dave Doroghy

The Little Prairie Book of Berries

Sheryl Normandeau

Second Story Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, History, Politics, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Feminism, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Jewish Literature, Health & Wellbeing, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://secondstorypress.ca/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

The Birds That Stay

Ann Lambert

The Butterfly Effect

Eve Zaremba

The Abortion Caravan

Karin Wells

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/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Homeless

Jane Bow

Between Rothko and 3 Windows

Corrado Paina

The Escape Artist

Anita Kushwaha

Heritage House

Art, Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Math & Science, Travel, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Humor, Nonfiction, Children's

Part of - Heritage Group > Heritage House

Location - Vancouver, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

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Railways Nation: Tales of Canadian Pacific

David Laurence Jones

Scallywag on the Salish Sea

Sara Cassidy

Wagon Road North

Art Downs

Red Deer Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, History, Humor, Science Fiction, Math & Science, Environmental, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Part of - Fitzhenry & Whiteside > Red Deer Press

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries & manuscript entries - Submit here

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

β˜‘οΈ Indie publisher

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

The Boy Asked the Wind

Barbara Nickel

The Pact

Amanda West Lewis

Rainbow Crow

David Bouchard & David Jean

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/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Hypertension Secrets

Edgar Lerma et al

The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography

Catherine Otto

Chronic Total Occlusion

Marvin H. Eng

Fitzhenry and Whiteside

History, Biographies & Memoirs, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Education & Reference, Photography, Cookbook, Travel, Health & Wellbeing, Medical, Nonfiction, Children's, Poetry

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

β˜‘οΈ Indie publisher

πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates

Richard Pound

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canadian Thesaurus

Richard Dionne

In Deep with the Octopus

Norma Dixon

Firefly Books

Art, Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbook, DIY, Health & Wellbeing, History, Environmental, Math & Science, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Picture Book, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

The Cheerleading Book

Ali Moffat & Alana Potter

Capturing Motion

Stephen Dalton

The Inside Out of Flies

Erica McAlister

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

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Connected Capitalism

David Weitzner

Revolutionary Visions

Stephanie M. Pridgeon

The A–Z of Intermarriage

Denise Handlarski

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