Monday, September 14, 2009

McArthur & Company

McArthur & Company
322 King Street West, Suite 402
Toronto, ON M5V 1J2
(416) 408-4007

McArthur & Company is a Canadian-owned and operated publisher and distributor of Canadian and international fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Besides its impressive general list, McArthur publishes many mysteries and distributes internationally renowned crime writers such as Ian Rankin.

It was founded in May 1998 when Time Warner closed Little, Brown Canada, the company Kim McArthur had started in Canada and run since 1987. McArthur found initial investors, hired most of the Little Brown staff, bought the backlist of books and author contracts from Time Warner and started the new company three weeks after the closure.

In its first eight years, the company has had 63 bestsellers, 21 of them #1 bestsellers evenly split between Canadian and international authors.

McArthur & Company does not accept unsolicited submissions. Your best routes into this company is through an agent, a recommendation from someone in the business, such as one of their authors, or through becoming a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada’s Unhanged Arthur Award for best unpublished crime novel.

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