Free Publisher Accounts

dèsLibris offers Canadian content owners free online ebook distribution and optional priced digital conversion services.

With a free account, any qualified publisher may submit books for online distribution, create Onix records and access other free services.


Canadian Book Publishers

...have been licensing books to libraries through our services since 2005.

We define a "qualified Canadian publisher" as a member of one of these groups:

a member of a recognized Canadian publisher association such as the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Canadian Publishers Council or ;l'Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL); OR a data provider for Booknet Canada's Biblioshare. See here for a current list. OR a participant in for Booknet Canada's Catalist After your application is accepted you'll receive login instructions and a Publisher Dashboard where you'll find tools for submitting books, setting licensing terms, getting usage reports and using other services.

All copyright materials (books) submitted are included in the desLibris Preview site. Distribution of complete books to paying clients (libraries and individuals) through desLibris and Canadian Electronic Library is done under license and royalties are paid on sales.

All desLibris library licensing is optional and title-specific. Publishers may choose only the licensing options they consider appropriate; they may add or withdraw titles from distribution at any time without notice. And they may open accounts without electing any licensing in order to take advantage of the premium services we offer.

Open Access Publishers

...may also now add their books to desLibris without charge.

Organizations licensing monographs under Creative Commons terms may add their books to desLibris without charge.

Register to open a free desLibris Open Access Publisher account. After your application is accepted you'll receive login instructions and a Publisher Dashboard where you'll find tools for submitting books, getting usage reports and using other optional services.