Category: publishing

Inside Dundurn with Margaret

Posted on December 21 by Kyle in News

If you’re looking for someone who enjoys talking books, you’re going to want to meet Margaret, our director of sales and marketing. She’s responsible for the company’s overall sales performance and marketing efforts, as well as overseeing a team of nine other people. Of everyone on the marketing team, she’s been at Dundurn the longest, starting in August 2007.

And that’s just her recent experience; she’s been in the book business for a long time, over 20 years so far.

National Authors' Day

Posted on November 1 by Irina

On National Authors’ Day, we’d like to thank authors for transporting us to new and old worlds with their writing. Thanks to them, our imaginations are given wings to fly on adventures without us ever having to leave the comfort of our reading nooks.

"The way they can weave words into such vivid imagery and make us feel so connected to the characters and places they write about will always amaze me."


Bob Dylan said something about, “The times they are a-changing”. He probably wasn’t referring to the whole notion of promotion of children’s and YA books but the line is certainly appropriate. Gone are the days of the media/book store tour arranged (and paid for) by your publisher. In fact, publishers are very clear on the subject--authors are not merely encouraged, they are expected to play a vital role in the promotion of their books. Not a bad thing really. But the new world order as it applies to book promotion has created a pretty steep learning curve for old school writers like, say…me.
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Distribution change: Thomas Allen Publishers

Posted on August 1 by caitlyn

Effective August 1, 2013, Thomas Allen Publishers, currently distributed by Thomas Allen & Son, will be catalogued, sold and distributed by Dundurn/UTP.
Returns will be accepted by Dundurn/UTP.
Canadian sales will change to Ampersand Inc.
Backorders, where possible, will be transferred to UTP.  Ampersand Inc. reps will confirm with accounts.
Fall 2013 frontlist will be scheduled to release this Fall from Dundurn


July 31, 2013 (Toronto, ON) Dundurn Press announced today that it has purchased Thomas Allen Publishers. The anticipated closing date will take place on August 1, 2013. Thomas Allen & Son Limited will continue to act as distributor for its expanding list of US and UK client publishers.