Farrar, Straus and Giroux has announced, effective January 2013, the FSG list and Graywolf titles will be sold to independent and college bookstores, Costco.ca, library wholesalers, and special markets accounts by Raincoast Book Distribution in Canada. All other Canadian trade accounts, including Indigo and Amazon.ca, will be handled directly by Macmillan.
Raincoast is currently the Canadian distributor for all other Macmillan publishers, including St. Martin's Press, Henry Holt, and Tor Books, as well as select distributees. Raincoast will also be responsible for marketing and publicity for FSG titles in Canada, consistent with their current arrangement with Macmillan.
Since 1997 FSG has been distributed in Canada by Douglas & McIntyre. Jonathan Galassi, president and publisher of FSG, explained that after a long and mutually beneficial relationship with D&M, the time had come to consolidate in Canada with the other Macmillan companies. "We have enormous respect and affection for D&M and its chairman, Scott McIntyre, who have been wonderful partners over the course of our long association," Galassi stated. Scott McIntyre of D&M added, "FSG is one of the most distinguished publishing houses of its time, and it has been a great honor to have been associated with their books, their authors, and their people over so many years."
D&M will continue to sell and distribute the fall 2012 list for FSG. Macmillan and Raincoast will begin selling the FSG winter 2013 list in August 2012, and orders for these titles should be placed with Macmillan and Raincoast, respectively.
D&M will accept FSG returns through March 31, 2013.