codasat canada ltd.

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Codasat Canada offers a simple all-inclusive way for publishers to maximize sales in Canada.




Codasat Canada will be saying goodbye to a few publishers at the end of this year. Effective December 31, 2019 we will no longer sell or accept returns of titles from:

University of Alabama Press, University of Georgia Press, University of Colorado Press & Utah State University Press, and The Museum of New Mexico.


Professor At Large by John Cleese (9781501716577 Cornell University Press) has been listed on Vanity Fair's 11 Non-Fiction Books-to-Read. Cleese is still on his coast-to-coast Canadian tour and continues through to November.

Go Ahead In the Rain by Hanif Abdurraqib (9781477316481 University of Texas Press) is on the NY Times and LA Times bestseller lists, was included in CBC Radio's Black History Month 10 Must Reads by Black authors, and has been short-listed for the National Book Award, and Kirkus Non-Fiction Book of the Year.


Thick and other essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom (9781620974360 The New Press) a MS Magazine blog 2019 Must Read for the Rest of Us, a NY Times Recommended Book of the Week, and a featured in CBC Canada Books Must Read Black Writers from Around the World book, has been short-listed for the National Book Award for Non-Fiction, and LitHub has named it one of "the 10 Best Essay Collections of the Decade".


Recipes for Survival (9781477317204 University of Texas Press) author Maria Thereza Alves was recently in Vancouver for a city sponsored exhibition of her work at the Audain Gallery. Her work is also part of the Toronto Arts Biennial, at various locations throughout the city, running until December 31, 2019

Beyonce in Formation by Omise'eke Tinsley (9781477318393 University of Texas Press) came in at number 4 on the Library Journal's Top 20 Best-selling Music and Art titles.


The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (9781595586438 The New Press) has been identified as "one of the ten books from the last ten years, we'll still be reading ten years from now, circa 2030" by Library Hub.


From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union by Katya Cengel (9781640122048 University of Nebraska Press) If you watched the HBO series, Chernobyl, here is the real thing. Don't miss this one.


Timothy Sayle, author of Enduring Alliance (9781501735509 Cornell University Press) and his latest book,  The Last Card (9781501715181 Cornell University Press) will be speaking at Queen's University in early November 2019. Both books have recently been reviewed in Foreign Affairs magazine.

Russian Conservatism by Paul Robinson (9781501747342 Cornell University Press) will launch at the University of Ottawa in early November 2019.

All of the books above, or any titles from the publishers that we represent, can be ordered directly from

University of Toronto Press Distribution or contact Codasat Canada


Company Profile


Codasat Canada was founded (in 1999) in response to the needs of small to medium-sized publishers wishing to sell their books in Canada. The logistical difficulties of dealing across trans-national borders can be costly, complicated and time consuming. Codasat Canada provides a solution by supplying a comprehensive sales and distribution service. The economies of scale achieved by Codasat Canada can then be passed on to client publishers.

Sandra Hargreaves, formerly President of Penguin Books Canada Ltd, and Thea Kooy, formerly Vice President Operations of Penguin Books Canada Ltd, are the principal shareholders of Codasat Canada.

Basic Business Premise of Codasat

Codasat Canada is a service provider. It offers a simple all-inclusive way for client publishers to maximize revenue in Canada.

The relationship between Codasat and its client publishers is one of partnership. Pricing and inventory levels are agreed upon together but the final decision in these matters is always the publisher's. Because Codasat represents a number of publishers it has been able to negotiate more favourable brokerage and distribution rates which are then passed on to client publishers.

The primary services are sales, distribution and collection. Secondary services include inventory management, marketing assistance and editorial advice. The costs for these services are based on a percentage of net invoice value of goods sold.

The fee charged covers the following costs:

    Inventory Management and Control
    Collection and Guarantee of Receivables
    Customer Service
    Canadian Warehousing and Storage
    Invoicing, Picking, Packing and Shipping
    Returns Processing


Last Updated November 04, 2019