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








What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohaila Abdulali (9781620974735 The New Press) has received a Starred PW review. "Her clear-eyed assessments, grace, and literary touches will make this book valuable reading for sociologists, therapists, feminists, and anyone who believes women should be able to move through the world free from fear."




Professor At Large by John Cleese (9781501716577 Cornell University Press) has been listed on Vanity Fair's 11 Non-Fiction Books-to-Read, was featured in Harper' Magazine, got a great review in The Weekly Standard, and is a wonderfully quotable book on Twitter and other social media platforms. Cleese's coast-to-coast Canadian tour begins May 3, 2019. Don't miss this one! Click here to see when he'll be at a location near you! 


Go Ahead In the Rain by Hanif Abdurraqib (9781477316481 University of Texas Press) had  a very sold out event at the Metro Reference Library in Toronto in early March. This book is on the NY Times and LA Times bestseller lists, and CBC Radio for Black History Month included it in their 10 Must Reads by Black authors list.


Thick and other essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom (9781620974360 The New Press) was chosen by MS Magazine blog as a 2019 Must Read for the Rest of Us, was a NY Times Recommended Book of the Week, and was featured in CBC Canada Books as a Must Read Black Writers from Around the World book. It has also been publicized on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and All in With Chris Hayes.


In a Day's Work by Bernice Yeung (9781620973158 The New Press) has been short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize. Yeung's exposé is a "bleak but much-needed addition to the literature on sexual harassment in the U.S." according to The New York Review of Books.


Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2018 include What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohaila Abdulali (9781620974735 ), The Lost Education of Horace Tate by Vanessa Siddle Walker (9781620971055), and Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau (9781620972953) all from The New Press.




America the Fair  by David Meegen (9781501735479 Cornell University Press) launched at the Bookshelf of Guelph, May 1, 2019. Meegan was interviewed on TV Ontario's The Agenda with Steve Paikin.


Enduring Alliance author by Timothy Sayle (9781501735509 Cornell University Press) will be at the University of Toronto on May 14. April marks the 70th anniversary of the Atlantic Treaty Organization that became NATO.


Country Music USA 50th Anniversary Edition by Bill C Malone (9781477315354 University of Texas Press) will be used as the basis for Ken Burn's new series on country music coming to PBS in September 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:

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


Last Updated May 02, 2019