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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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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Birds That Stay

Ann Lambert

The Butterfly Effect

Eve Zaremba

The Abortion Caravan

Karin Wells

Arsenal Pulp Press

Cookbook, LGBTQ+, Young Adult, Cookbook, African-American, Middle Grade, Picture Book, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor, Politics, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Children's, Poetry, Nonfiction

Location - Vancouver, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://arsenalpulp.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Butter Honey Pig Bread

Francesca Ekwuyasi

The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly

Sybil Lamb

Iron Goddess of Mercy

Larissa Lai

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Cheerleading Book

Ali Moffat & Alana Potter

Capturing Motion

Stephen Dalton

The Inside Out of Flies

Erica McAlister

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

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Boy Asked the Wind

Barbara Nickel

The Pact

Amanda West Lewis

Rainbow Crow

David Bouchard & David Jean

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Frying Plantain

Zalika Reid-Benta

A Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright

A Trio of Tolerable Tales

Margaret Atwood

Annick Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Yara's Spring

Jamal Saeed & Sharon E. McKay

Salma the Syrian Chef

Danny Ramadan

The Ghost Collector

Allison Mills

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

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

Pacific Educational Press

Education & Reference, Academic, Nonfiction

Part of - University of British Columbia Press > Pacific Educational Press

Location - Vancouver, CA

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books

Website - http://pacificedpress.ca/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The World of Fashion

Jay Diamond & Ellen Diamond

Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education

Gillian Judson

Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities

Linda Siegel

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