Canadian Publishing 2016: Canadian Kids Publishers Extend Reach into U.S., TV

“Canada has a pretty good reputation on the world stage when it comes to publishing children’s books,” says Orca publisher Andrew Wooldridge. “We punch above our weight.” He notes that last year was Orca’s best year ever: “We saw some good growth. We were up 15% over the year before, on the strength of a number of good projects. The Secrets series of linked novels by Kelley Armstrong sold 80,000 copies combined. That’s a big number for us.”Another top seller was My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith. “The book was inspired by her work with …
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