Publishing Model

We are bookshop and a publisher. 

We sell books and we publish books ourselves. Why do we do this? Because we like to break the rules and no one can stop us.

Contracts and Rights 

We provide each artist with a publishing contract that stipulates advances, royalties and rights. We buy First North American serial rights in the English language. Each artist is paid a $50 advance and most books are given an initial print-run of up to 25 copies. We will re-stock books if your initial print-run sells out.

While we can't guarantee royalties because they depend on books sales, to date, every author we have published has earned royalties.

Design and Cover

Artists are involved in the title and cover selection of their work. For ease of printing and design, chapbooks and novellas are a standard 5.5 x 8.5 format. Chapbooks must fit a minimum of 28 pages including front and back material (dedication, title page, about the author and acknowledgements).


Books are distributed globally through Ingram Spark and our website. We do not sell through ChaptersIndigo because they are too busy selling candles and 'reading' socks.  We will distribute to local booksellers, libraries, and even vending machines.

Wholesale orders for booksellers

If you are a bookseller and want to stock our books, please contact us for the wholesale discount and returns policy. You can reach us on our contact form, which we reply to very quickly. Books are also available for wholesale purchase through Ingram.

Our head office is located at:
Suite 300, 4838 Richard Road SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6L1