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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 for Fall 2018! It is featured in Harper' Magazine (November), got a great review in The Weekly Standard, and is a wonderfully quotable book on Twitter and other social media platforms. Cleese will do a full Canadian, coast-to-coast tour, beginning in May 2019. Don't miss this one!  


Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2018 have recently been announced and 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.


Beyonc้ In Formation by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley (9781477317709 University of Texas Press) is included on Publisher's Weekly holiday gift guide for 2018. Entertainment Weekly ran an interview with the author in print and online in November.


Three Minute Outdoorsman Returns by Robert Zink (9781496203618 University of Nebraska Press) takes readers on an eclectic tour through various aspects of nature. Read the full review in Publisher's Weekly.


Siberian Exile by Julija Sukys (9780803299597 University of Nebraska Press) has won the Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award, for non-fiction. The winner, which was announced October 11, 2018, will receive a $10,000. prize.


Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau (9781620972953 The New Press) has been named one of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2018, and Publisher Weekly Best Books of the Year.


Beasts of Burden by Sunaura Taylor (9781620971284) and Dawn of Detroit by Tiya Miles both form The New Press)  are American Book Award winners for 2018.       


Alou: My Baseball Journey by Felipe Alou (9781496201522 University of Nebraska Press) is a bestseller and the #1 baseball according to, and has been frequently reviewed on sports shows and podcasts.




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 2019.


People magazine call Woman Walk the Line by Holly Gleason (9781477313916 University Press of Texas) "a rhapsodic, moving look at music's transformative power". Don't miss this one!


Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply by Dawoud Bey, (9781477317198 University of Texas Press) featured in an exhibit at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto, which will run until late December, was also recently reviewed in The Globe and Mail.


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 December 04, 2018