The World Needs More Canada is a catchphrase we have used at Indigo and Shortcovers for a long time now, and the sentiment behind it is something we truly believe in.

With that in mind, we are incredibly excited to announce that we’ve just signed an agreement to carry thousands of newly digitized works from Canadian-owned publishers, made available through an initiative led by the Association of Canadian Publishers. The vast majority of works are being made available in digital format for the first time through Shortcovers starting in November.

These titles represent the richness of the Canadian book market – everything from groundbreaking fiction, non-fiction, regional voices and scholarly works. They also serve as a great example of how independent and regional presses are coming together as a group to find opportunities in the digital market.

We’re so proud to be the first retailer to take part in this initiative. We’ve always believed that book lovers should be able to get ebooks anywhere, anytime, and that Canadian content is something the whole world should be able to enjoy. Now it’s never been easier for the world to read more Canada.

Publishers taking part in this initiative include:
Annick Press
Anvil Press
Breakwater Books
Brindle and Glass
Coach House Books
Dundurn Group
ECW Press
Heritage House
James Lorimer & Company
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Napoleon & Company
Orca Book Publishers
Playwrights Canada Press
Rocky Mountain Books
Second Story Press
Touchwood Editions
Véhicule Press
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Wolsak & Wynn Publishers
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health