Nova Scotia Publishers

Updated October 1, 2021

Below are a list of publishers located in Nova Scotia. There are only two reasons a Nova Scotia company is not found here:

  1. I do not know about them.
  2. I would not recommend them.

When searching for publishing companies in Nova Scotia, do your research. Look for information on the Internet, ask fellow writers or contact your local writing organisations or writing groups.

To find information on companies, check out Registry of Joint Stock Companies, the Better Business Bureau and/or Preditors and Editors , which includes hundreds of publishers across North America.

Also check Best and Worst Self-publishing Services Reviewed and Rated by the Alliance of Independent Authors. It contains a list of publishers and services with comments about their reliability.

If no website is found for a company listed below, contact information is provided. If a website is noted, go there and find the most up-to-date contact information.

Breton Books Ltd.: Wreck Cove, NS

Cape Breton University Press: Sydney, NS

Cape Split Press: Cape Split, NS

Editions Carre St. Louis: Imprint of Formac Publishing Company Limited

Fernwood Publishing Co. Limited: Black Point, NS

Formac Publishing Company Limited: Imprints (Related Registrations): Editions Carre St. Louis, Halifax, NS

Four East Publications Limited: Glen Margaret, NS

Gaspereau Press Limited: Kentville, NS

Glen Margaret Publishing: Glen Margaret, NS

Invisible Publishing Co-op Ltd: Halifax, NS

MacIntyre Purcell Publishing, Lunenburg, NS

MacKenzie Publishing: Fall River, NS

New World Publishing: Oakfield, NS

Nimbus Publishing Limited: Imprint: Vagrant Press, Halifax, NS

Northwest Arm Press Inc.: (No website found): Address: 540 Southgate Drive Suite 204 Bedford, NS B4A 0C9; Phone: 902-405-0765; Email:

OEA Technologies Inc: Upper Tantallon, NS

Pottersfield Press Limited: East Lawrencetown, NS

Quarter Castle Publishing: Located in Central Nova Scotia

Vagrant Press: See Nimbus Publishing Limited

…that’s all the publishers I’ve discovered so far. If anyone has a company they’d like me to add, just drop me a line (

15 thoughts on “Nova Scotia Publishers

  1. Ellen, is there a code of ethics for publishers? Where does an author go with a complaint against a publisher.


    • Hello Ed, I’m unsure of exactly what you mean or want to complain about, but perhaps the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia is the place you’re looking for. If you have a complaint about a publisher in the province, contact them for two reasons: 1) To see if they can provide any assistance with the complaint; 2) To put the publisher on record. I believe they keep record of what happens in the writing and publishing world in the province, and if enough complaints are lodged against a publisher, a warning is given to their membership. Or at least that would be something they should do: warn writers of unethical practices of local publishers. Whether they do or not, I don’t know. They didn’t in the past and several writers got burnt, but many things have changed then.


    • I only know that most editors were originally journalists who have taken ethics courses when they attended J-school. As for publishers, they are a mixed group. Some were journalists, some were business degree holders, some have a mixed bag of backgrounds and experience. Perhaps what you really need to do is to contact a lawyer. Lawyers know about contracts, libel, etc. Good luck!


  2. Hi Diane, I found this page by accident. Can you recommend a Maritime Publisher who could deal with Christian Adult Fiction? I have tried American markets, but they generally don’t touch this genre if the plot is set in Canada.




  3. I am very interested in typing up new novels and books and I wondered whether this would be something that a publishing house would deal with? Thank you in advance for any help or guidance you can offer.


  4. I am looking for contact -email or address – with Publisher in Nova Scotia , ” Community Books “. I appreciate your help.


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