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








As the world watches the heartbreaking stories of Syrian refugees, the question from many Canadians is what they can do to help.  What about a Soup for Syria Community Challenge? Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity by Barbara Abdeni Massaad (9781566560894 Interlink Publishing) is a much sought-after book. The National Post recently interviewed Barbara and the interview, complete with recipes and photos, ran in the Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen newspapers.




Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World by Juliet Johnson (9781501700224 Cornell University Press) was short listed for the 2017 Donner Award, the largest non-fiction prize in Canada.  Ms. Johnson teaches Political Science at McGill.


Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild (9781620972250 The New Press) a New York Times bestseller, one of the 100 Notable Books of the year, was named one of Newsday's Best Books of 2016, a finalist for the National Book Award - Nonfiction. It was recommended in Entertainment Weekly, and has been included on Time magazine's must read list. He has also appeared on PBS Newshour and CNN International, interviewed on CBC Radio, and reviewed in the Toronto Star.


Cornell '77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall by Peter Connors (9781501704321 Cornell University Press) has been covered by Entertainment Weekly, along with a huge release of Grateful Dead albums. This is the iconic concert among "dead heads".


The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria by Marlene Matar (97815666569866 Interlink Publishing) was selected as one of the Washington Post's Best Cookbooks of 2016, and a Best Books of 2016 pick by the editors of Publishers Weekly, as well as winner of the International Academy of Gastronomy Award, and received  Starred Review in Booklist Magazine, and was a Library Journal Editor's Pick. Palestine on a Plate by Joudie Kalla (97815666560696, also from Interlink Publishing) is on the New York Times list of Best Cookbooks for 2106 and was reviewed in the National Post.


Tasting Table have called Project 258 by Zakary Pelaccio (9781477312254 University of Texas Press) one of Spring 2017's best new cookbooks.


The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African-American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin (9780292745483 University of Texas Press) won the James Beard Award (Reference and Scholarship) 2016. It also was the winner of the 2016 Art of Eating Award for Best Food Book of the Year. 


The Drone Memos by Jameel Jaffer (9781620972595 The New Press), featured and reviewed in Macleans Magazine and the Globe and Mail, was included on The Guardian's list of Best Books 2016.




Damon Krukowski, author of The New Analog (9781620971970 The New Press) recently spoke at Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal, and Type Books in Toronto.


Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of Strangers in Their Own Land (9781620972250 The New Press) the New York Times bestseller, will be a keynote speaker at the American Sociology Association meeting in May in Montreal.


Effective July 1, 2016 Codasat Canada Limited is pleased to announce they will be representing and distributing books in Canada, for Cornell University Press.

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 June 04, 2017