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American Girl - Historical Fiction

Kaya: The Journey Begins


Kaya knows in her heart that her beautiful Appaloosa mare, Steps High, is the fastest horse in the herd. But when boasting leads to a daring bareback race, Kaya pushes Steps High [read more..]

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Nanea: The Spirit of Aloha

Kirby Larson

Nanea Mitchell may be the youngest in her family, but she knows she's old enough to do grown-up things. Before she can prove she's ready for responsibility, the unthinkable [read more..]

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Melody: No Ordinary Sound

Denise Lewis Patrick

Melody Ellison can't wait to sing her first solo at church, and she wants to pick a song that's special. She gets advice from her big brother, who has his sights set on becoming a [read more..]

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Your Complete Canadian Connection Representing and Distributing Fine Publications Coast-to-Coast

Georgetown Publications provides sales, marketing and distribution for the Canadian book market. Our sales team puts their expertise to work for you, providing national coverage for Canadian, American and British publishers. We represent over a dozen publishers plus their distribution lines and handle distribution to all retail channels in the country including:

  • Independent Bookstores
  • Indigo and Chapters
  • Costco
  • Wal-Mart & Amazon
  • Mass merchandise wholesalers and their retailers.

What experience does your team have on the Canadian publishing scene?

What types of publishers do you represent?

We're a publisher. How can you help us increase sales in Canada?

We're a retailer. How can I open an account?

What is your background in Sales and Distribution?

What experience does your team have on the Canadian publishing scene?
Our management team has combined experience of more than 100 years in Canadian publishing and book distribution. We have an established relationship with key retailers, mass merchants, and non-traditional retailers across the country.

The large chains wholesalers and national accounts are serviced by our in-house staff while independents, libraries and regional wholesalers are covered by a combination of our national network of commission reps and in-house staff.

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What types of publishers do you represent?

We represent prestigious publishers from Canada, the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Our fine clients include:

American Girl

Award Publications

Barlow Book Publishing

Birlinn Limited

Bucket Fillers Inc.


DC Thomson Media

Cardinal Publishers Group

Crown House Publishing

Free Spirit Publishing

Galaxy Press

For Beginners

Griffintown Media

Hampton Roads Publishing


Meyer & Meyer Sport

Modus Vivendi Publishing

North Star Editions

Red Wheel Weiser/Conari Press/Career Press

Rockpool Publishing




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We're a publisher. How can you help us increase sales in Canada?
Our coast-to-coast sales team works hands-on with publishers and retailers to develop effective marketing programs and promotions that drive title visibility and sales. And, we work directly with booksellers to ensure your books are prominently displayed and promoted.

If you are a Publisher looking for representation, please contact us at info@georgetownpublications.com or submit an inquiry on the "Contact Us" page.

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We're a retailer. How can I open an account?
Please contact our customer service at
1-888-595-3008 / 905-873-8498 or orders@georgetownpublications.com to obtain a credit application and inquire terms of sale. Among our many customers are booksellers, gift and toy accounts, and wholesalers.

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What is your background in Sales and Distribution?
GPI is part of The Georgetown Group of companies which is a family owned enterprise consisting of Georgetown Publications, Elliott Custom Brokers, and Georgetown Terminal Warehouses.

The Georgetown Group of companies has enjoyed success since John Elliott founded the customs brokerage arm of the business in 1958. Shortly thereafter, in 1964, distribution services were added. The Elliott family built the business from a small community custom broker serving the local area, into an international customs broker and a leading Canadian distribution partner for domestic and international publishers.

In 2002, Georgetown Publications, a sales and marketing organization, was formed to represent publishers who wanted sales and marketing representation in Canada in addition to their logistics needs. We handle all elements of sales, fulfilment and data management for our client publishers and our management team has a depth of experience with different publishers, retailers, and distribution companies.

In addition to the traditional selling and fulfillment functions, a number of our key customers now require accurate, frequent, and complete title information data-feeds in order to support their bibliographic and supply chain management systems. GPI provides all such required information on behalf of our publishers electronically to our key customers.

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