About Us & Our Publishers

We are proud to represent a selection of publishers and distributors who produce diverse, thought-provoking, fun and powerful books.


About Martin & Associates Sales Agency

Michael Martin and Margot Stokreef founded Martin & 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, and public or 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.

Heather is a graduate of Western and has over ten years experience in marketing, communications, sales, and customer service. She is a lifelong book-lover and brings a wealth of knowledge to assist the Martin & Associates team.

Martin & 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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