While we try to respond to all Submissions, due to the high volume we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of every one individually. If your Submission is of interest, we will be in touch within 3-4 weeks to provide feedback. Your publishing program and/or books will be evaluated by our selection team. If you have not heard from us after 4 weeks, please assume that your Submission has not been successful on this occasion.
Our goal is to build mutually profitable partnerships with our publishing clients and retailers over the long-term, via steady-selling titles that fit our distribution program. HGD | Heritage Group Distribution provides sales, warehousing, order fulfillment, invoicing and collections, data management, and e-commerce sales and services. We produce 1-2 printed
catalogues per year, and attend key trade shows throughout the country. Our in-house sales team submits new titles directly to key chain store and other buyers, and we also work with field sales rep groups who represent our line of products to book and specialty stores throughout Canada.
New Title Submissions and Guidelines for Books for Distribution
We are selective in accepting titles for distribution. We are interested in works that are original, well written and produced and that exhibit market appeal. Our areas of focus include the following:
General Non-Fiction titles in the areas of: Lifestyle, Natural History, History, Sports, Travel, Hobbies, Art, Crafts, The Outdoors, Health, Environmental Issues, Business, Politics, Current Affairs, Memoir / Biography / Autobiography.
Children’s Illustrated, Educational.
General Fiction dependent on the Marketing Communication, PR and Publicity accompanying and supporting the title.
Academic, Scholarly, Professional and Reference titles subject to Peer Review
If you feel that your list of title fits our program:
We will need to know more about your publishing
a. Founding date of press
b. Number and title(s) of books published to date
c. Title & Author of books to be published in next 12 months
d. ISBN prefix(s)
e. Average print run
f. Editorial focus of press
g. How you market & promote your titles?
h. Bookstores / distributors carrying your titles presently
i. Catalogue(s), website address, and coordinates
We will need a sample of your
book(s). Please note: All products must have ISBN and price on back cover in Bookland/EAN barcode format. A UV-coated cover (not varnish) and perfect binding are also recommended as they enhance the ability re-sell the books received as returns.
If you are contacting us prior to publication (we ideally want to know about books 3-6 months in advance of publication), we will need the following information:
a. Title, ISBN, retail price, author's name, expected ship date
b. Publication format: hardcover, paperback, board book, etc.
c. New edition? Include ISBN for previous edition
d. Brief description of contents
e. Sample cover artwork
f. Promotional plans for the book
g. Previous sales history, if already in the marketplace
h. Your cost per printed copy of the book
Please note: HGD generally will not consider POD (print-on-demand) books for distribution. Also, we are unable to return review copies or any other materials received.