Greystone Books

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Greystone Books
Greystone Books logo.png
Founded 1993
Country of origin Canada
Headquarters location Vancouver, British Columbia
Distribution University of Toronto Press (Canada)
PGW (US)
Publication types Books
Official website greystonebooks.com

Greystone Books is a Vancouver, Canada-based publisher of nonfiction books that publishes in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. The company was established in 1993 as an imprint of Douglas & McIntyre under founding publisher Rob Sanders and has been an independent publisher, Greystone Books Ltd., since 2013.[1]

After its parent company D&M Publishers “filed a Notice of Intention to make a proposal under the provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act,”[2] Greystone books was revived under the new ownership of partners Rodger Touchie, president of Victoria-based Heritage House Publishing, and Rob Sanders, who returned to the role of publisher.[3]

Greystone Books was recognized in April 2017 by Publishers Weekly, an industry trade magazine, as one of the fastest-growing publishers in North America.[4]

Publication History[edit]

Since it began publishing, Greystone Books has released more than 300 nonfiction titles in subjects such as natural history, the environment, science, outdoors, sport, and popular culture.

Greystone Books began a partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation in 1994 and later with the David Suzuki Institute.[5] The environmental nonfiction books they have published together include titles such as Letters to My Grandchildren (2015) and The Sacred Balance (1997) by David Suzuki, and A Geography of Blood (2012) by Candace Savage.

The most well-known title from Greystone Books is The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, which earned a place on the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016.[6]

In "The 150 Bestselling Canadian Books of the Past 10 Years," an article from the CBC in celebration of Canada 150, The Flood of 2013 appeared on the list at #132.[7] The book was created in collaboration with The Calgary Herald and has sold over 55,000 copies.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Publishers". www.livrescanadabooks.com. Retrieved 2017-07-14. 
  2. ^ Lederman, Marsha (2012-10-31). "Douglas & McIntyre more than $6-million in debt, documents show". Retrieved 2017-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Opportunity Knocks: Focus on Canada 2013". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2017". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  5. ^ "Books | Publications | David Suzuki Foundation". www.davidsuzuki.org. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  6. ^ Mcgrane, Sally (2016-01-29). "German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  7. ^ "The 150 bestselling Canadian books of the past 10 years | CBC Books". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  8. ^ "Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2017". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.