Founded in 2019, AOS is dedicated to its mission of bringing quality publications to the world. AOS’s passionate team of publishers, artists, and digital experts has taken the world of independent publishing by storm.
All members (in alphebetical order)
Baraka Books is a Quebec-based English-language book publisher specializing in creative and political non-fiction, history and historical fiction, and fiction. Our belief is that books are a haven of freedom and that they remain the foremost vector for change.
Black Rose Books
Black Rose Books has been in operation since 1970, publishing an array of books on political, social, environmental, philosophical, and historical themes.
Bunim & Bannigan
Bunim & Bannigan Ltd, founded 2005, is an eclectic publishing house with offices in Charlottetown and Montreal. We offer original Canadian fiction and non-fiction and translated Russian and German literature.
Corner Studio was created during the summer of 2020 as a place of design, print and paint … from traditional publishing via environmentally friendly print-on-demand poetry, memoirs, local history, and children’s books, to artist catalogues, limited edition or hand-bound bookarts including collaborations with artists and printmakers. A sketchbook series & pairing of guestbooks with paintings are ongoing projects.
Daraja Press is a not-for-profit publisher that seeks to reclaim the past, contest the present, and invent the future. “Daraja” is the KiSwahili word for “bridge,” and as our name suggests, we seek to build bridges of solidarity between movements and emancipatory struggles.
DC Books Canada is a literary press specializing in Canadian fiction and poetry.
Drawn & Quarterly
Founded by native Montrealer Chris Oliveros in 1989, D+Q has steadily grown over the past two decades to be the world’s leading and most respected publisher of quality graphic novels and comic books by cartoonists from around the globe.
Established in 1978, Guernica Editions has published over five hundred titles from around the world that reflect its commitment to a social agenda with a special understanding of different cultures. Under new management since 2010, to its traditional series of prose, poetry, drama, and essays, it has added two new imprints: Miroland to publish other literary genres and Guernica World Editions to publish books from authors outside of Canada.
Howard Gontovnick Publications
HGP publishes scholarly books in the disciplines of psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy, humanities, religious studies. Future plans are to expand into other disciplines, personal reflections and children’s books.
InfiniPRESS is Infinithéâtre’s in-house publishing press devoted to the publication of plays developed and produced here at Infinitheatre in Montreal, Quebec.
Since 1998 Kersplebedeb has been an important source of radical literature and agit prop materials. The project has a non-exclusive focus on anti-patriarchal and anti-imperialist politics, framed within an anticapitalist perspective. A special priority is given to writings regarding armed struggle in the metropole, the continuing struggles of political prisoners and prisoners of war, and the…
Linda Leith Publishing
A trade publisher specializing in quality fiction and non-fiction, we have a special love of short books –novella-length fiction and essays–and controversial issues of the day. What we love most are good books that might not see the light of day if it were not for LLP.
Launched in 2008, Longbridge Books is an independent publisher whose mandate is to publish works of fiction and nonfiction that celebrate cultural diversity.
McGill-Queen’s University Press
McGill-Queen’s University Press is a scholarly publisher of books that engage in public debate, current events, politics, contemporary thought, and the arts.
Metatron Press (est 2014) is a literary publisher that specializes in publishing contemporary writing (poetry and fiction) by debut authors. Brave and emotionally-resonant, the work we publish both challenges and informs a new direction and style of contemporary writing and publishing. We are primarily based in Montréal on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory.
Metonymy Press publishes literary fiction and nonfiction by emerging writers. We try to reduce barriers to publishing for authors whose perspectives are underrepresented in order to produce quality materials relevant to queer, feminist, and social justice communities. We really want to keep gay book lovers satisfied.
Creative, fun, and beautifully illustrated children’s books in Arabic.
PAPP International is a dynamic, independent publishing company that creates fun and innovative books for children and adults. Over almost 20 years, we have become a recognized leader in our field in Canada with customers located around the world. We are home to five imprints and together publish more than 500 titles each year.
Phoenicia Publishing is interested in words and images that illuminate culture, spirit, and the human experience. We are a small, independent, International publisher based in Montreal, publishing book-length poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, music, photography and art.
Pow Pow Press
Created in 2010, Éditions Pow Pow is a Montréal-based publisher which specializes in comics and graphic novels. Pow Pow Press has been translating some of these books from French to English since 2015 – making them available to a brand new audience.
Prince Chameleon Press
General fiction, children’s fiction, literacy, audio books, pedagogical material, poetry.
Renaissance was founded in May 2013 by a group of friends who wanted to publish and market those stories which don’t always fit neatly in a genre, or a niche, or a demographic.
Small press – tremendous books !! This is the challenge Shoreline has had with each new publication. Shoreline began its storied life in 1991 beside the Ottawa River in Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue, with a focus on first-time authors.
Smiling Eyes Press
Greetings from Smiling Eyes Press. SEP is an English-language publishing house based in Montréal, Quebec, founded in 2017 to support the creation and publication of beautiful books. Since every author is unique, it is important for us to get to know you and your book to explore the best way to meet your publishing goals….
Studio Georgeville operates a small press that publishes literature of all genres produced by writers who live in the Eastern Townships of Quebec or have a strong affiliation with the region.
The Secret Mountain
Award-winning publisher of children’s books.
Universitas Press is a Montreal-based independent academic press, peer-reviewed, founded in 2014. Committed to publishing relevant work of academics and independent researchers in the field of humanities and social sciences, as well as to publishing books for the classroom, UP is dedicated to bringing students, instructors and researchers the best editorial and academic output. With books…
Since 1973 Véhicule Press has published quality writing by Canadian authors, with a commitment to first-time authors—a third of our list. The press publishes poetry, fiction, translations, social history, and the occasional restaurant guide.