About Ronsdale Press

About Ronsdale Press

Ronsdale Press, founded in 1988, is a literary publishing house, based in Vancouver, and dedicated to publishing books from across Canada, books that give Canadians new insights into themselves and their country. Ronsdale publishes fiction, poetry, regional history, biography and autobiography, books of ideas about Canada, as well as children’s books.

At present, Ronsdale has some 270 books in print. In general, the press looks for thoughtful works that reveal the author has read deeply in contemporary and earlier literature and is working to create a text with innovative combinations of form and content that can bring genuinely new insights. Ronsdale encourages new and emerging writers while finding space for the developments of more established authors.

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Given the changing face of Canada today, Ronsdale feels it particularly important not to neglect the work of multicultural writers. Of special interest are “parallel text” books in two languages.

Ronsdale Press is represented in sales across Canada by the Publishers Group Canada, with sales representatives in all regions. Distribution is through Raincoast. In the US customers may order from Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Small Press Distribution, or LitDistCo. In the UK and Europe, we are represented by Gazelle Book Services.

Ronsdale Press wishes to thank the following for their support of its publishing program: the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the British Columbia Arts Council, and the Province of British Columbia through the Book Publishing Tax Credit Program.