Biblioasis Introduces New Ordering Terms for All Canadian Independent Accounts

Biblioasis is excited to announce new ordering terms for all Canadian independent accounts that order through our distributor, University of Toronto Press — including an increased discount of 44%, participation in UTP’s free freight program, and extended return deadlines.

We’ve worked with UTP to establish a two-year minimum window for which Canadian independent booksellers need not worry about returning Biblioasis titles for full credit, and we’ve ensured that every order in the system, including pre-existing ones, will immediately receive the 44% discount.

“Every publisher talks about how much independent booksellers mean to them,” says Dan Wells, Biblioasis publisher and owner. “As booksellers ourselves, we’ve seen how important an additional 2, 4, 6% discount can be over the course of a year; how important free freight is; how the freedom not to worry about hard return deadlines can give books a longer period of time on the shelf and allow them more of a chance to find readers.”

“We’ve therefore decided to do more to even the playing field between the chains, online retailers, and our independent partners. We hope that this initiative will allow independent Canadian booksellers who want to carry our books to do so with less restriction and in greater numbers, increasing visibility and giving them a bit more time to catch a reader’s attention.”

“CIBA members are thrilled to hear of the new terms being offered by Biblioasis,” says Lori Cheverie, Bookmark Charlottetown Manager, AIBA President, CIBA board member, and the head of CIBA’s Supplier Relations Committee. “These changes reflect the importance in the partnership between Canadian publishers and booksellers in a healthy bookselling eco-system and will result in getting even more Canadian titles into the hands of our readers.”

We are thankful to Ontario Creates, who helped to support this initiative through their BookFund program. Ontario Creates is a provincial government agency that works to provide the support that creates jobs and economic opportunities in creative industries including the film, music, book, magazine, television, and interactive digital media sectors, both domestically and internationally.

Biblioasis is a literary press based in Windsor, Ontario. Since 2004 we have published the best in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and literature in translation. For more information please visit our website,

For more information, please contact:

Erika Sanborn
Marketing & Publicity, Biblioasis