ABOUT US

Martin and Associates Sales Agency

Michael Martin and Margot Stokreef founded Martin and Associates Sales Agency in 1999.  The agency’s core business is representing trade book publishers and distributors in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. We sell to a diverse customer base including bookstores, toy stores, gift shops, garden centres, tack shops, museums, public and school libraries. We attend the Toronto Gift Fair, Ontario Library Association Expo in Toronto, and regional book fairs in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

Prior to entering the book business, Michael worked for a direct marketing company that sold office supplies through a catalogue across Canada. The experience acquired in customer service and sales in both French and English has proven to be a valuable asset in creating opportunities for growth in the book trade.

Margot has spent several years specializing in targeted sales to schools and public libraries in Canada. She has been instrumental in establishing trade terms, facilitating title selection and ensuring efficient order fulfillment.

In February 2017, Julie Wilson joined our team as a Sales Associate.  Julie is a graduate of Brock University, with a BA in Humanities, and Humber College’s Creative Book Publishing Program. She was the online content coordinator for House of Anansi Press, online guest host for CBC’s Canada Reads and host at 49thShelf.com. Before joining Martin and Associates, Julie was based in San Diego where she worked in publicity and editorial at Kane Miller Books. Julie is the author of Seen Reading.

Martin and Associates is a professional sales agency with proven experience and a track record of increasing sales in the toy, gift and book trade in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Our team may be small, but we are mighty and will travel to you to do appointments in person. We’re also always available to chat, and we keep our clients and customers in the loop about promotions, publicity and plain old advice when they need it.

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