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








Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity by Barbara Abdeni Massaad (9781566560894 Interlink Publishing) is a much sought-after book, with donations going to fund food and medical relief for Syrian refugees. Immigrant Cookbook by Lelyla Moushabeck (9781566560382 Interlink Publishing), featured as one of The Village Voice's Best Food Books also will donate to the ACLU for each copy sold.




Woman Walk the Line by Holly Gleason (9781477313916 University Press of Texas) is featured on the New York Times Best Music Books 2017.


Photography books from University of Texas Press have received many accolades this year. Souls Against the Concrete by Khalik Allah (9781477313145) and William Gedney: Only the Lonely (9781477314838) are both on the New York Time's top photography books for 2017. Eddie Adams: Bigger than the Frame (9781477311851), This Land: An American Portrait by Jack Spencer (9781477311899), and Mountain Ranch by Michael Crouser (9781477312933) are on the Kirkus Gift Books of 2017 list.


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, and a finalist for the National Book Award - Nonfiction, will be available in Trade paper in January. 


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). The book is included in a commemorative box set which has been nominated for a Grammy award.


The Moor's Last Stand by Elizabeth Drayson (9781566560047 Interlink Publishing) has been chosen as a Best History Book of 2017 by The Times (London).


The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria by Marlene Matar (97815666569972 Interlink Publishing) was selected as one of the top 10 cookbooks of 2017 by Booklist, is now available in trade paper. Tasting Georgia by Carla Capalbo (9781566560597 Interlink Publishing) was named one of the best 9 cookbooks for 2017 by Atlantic Magazine.


The Know-It-Alls by Noam Cohen (9781620972106 The New Press), has been included on the Huffington Post's "5 Hot Books" of 2017. Also from The New Press, The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA by Gabriela Herman (9781620973677) has been included in an 8-page feature in the new Conde Nast publication, Them.


Art of Football by Michael Oriard (9780803290693 University of Nebraska Press) was included in the Wall Street Journal's "What to Give: Books on Sports" 2017 gift guide. Also from the University of Nebraska Press, Glory Days by Melissa Fraterrigo (9781496201324) received a starred review in Library Journal, and was named one of 2017's best by the Chicago Review of Books.




Vikings by Gareth Williams (9780801479427 Cornell University Press) have invaded the ROM in Toronto. The exhibition runs until April 2018.


The Authority Trap by Wendy Wong, who teaches at University of Toronto Law School, (9781501702150 Cornell University Press) will be launching and speaking about her book in January 2018 at the Munk School at University of Toronto.


Holly Gleason, author of Woman Walk the Line  (9781477313916 University of Texas Press) was interviewed by Eric Alper for his Sirius Radio show, and he tweeted out about the book to his one million followers. People magazine called it "a rhapsodic, moving look at music's transformative power". Don't miss this one!


Salish Blankets by Leslie Tepper, along with BC based co-authors, (9780803296923 University of Nebraska Press) recently had a very successful launch at the Museum of Vancouver, and is a must have, that coincides with the Salish Weaving exhibit, now running at the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, BC.


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 January 11, 2018