Sutherland House Publishing

Welcome to Canada's Newest Non-fiction Publisher

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About Us

Sutherland House

Founded in 2017 by Canadian author and publishing executive Kenneth Whyte, Sutherland House is a new Toronto-based publisher of non-fiction books for global English-language audiences.

We specialize in narrative works of biography, memoir, history, business, culture, and current affairs. Aiming for high-quality and broad appeal, we will publish sixteen books in 2022. In our short life, we have already had books on legitimate bestseller lists and nominated for major prizes. 

Each title we publish bears the unique aesthetic of the Sutherland House brand, and is subject to rigorous market testing from conception to launch. 

All of our books are published simultaneously in Canada and the US, with strong sales and distribution arms in both countries. By maintaining a low overhead, we are able to dedicate an unusually high portion of our resources to promotion and marketing, which is managed by our international network of specialists.

We’re proud to be represented by the Manda Group sales team in Canada and Publishers Group West in the United States. We’re also open to submissions at all times – no agent is required! – and we are incredibly excited to read your work. Please contact serina@sutherlandhousebooks.com with questions, requests, suggestions, or just to say hello. For media requests, please reach out to sarah@sarahminiacipr.com.

Our Team

Kenneth Whyte
President

Kenneth Whyte was editor-in-chief of Saturday Night Magazine, founding editor of The National Post, editor and publisher of Maclean’s, president of Rogers Publishing, and founding president of Next Issue Canada. He is the author of The Sack of Detroit: General Motors and the End of American Enterprise and The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of Willian Randolph Hearst.

Shalomi Ranasinghe
Managing Editor

Shalomi Ranasinghe is an author, language enthusiast, and an experienced editor. Her debut book The Tea Life, based on the life of her grandfather, was published in 2021. She has a degree from the University of Toronto with a focus on English, Professional Writing, and Earth Science.

Lena Yang
Design Director

Lena Yang is a book and editorial designer with experience working with publishing houses, independent authors, newspapers, and magazines. Her work has appeared in Maclean’s magazine and The National Post. She is a graduate of Columbia Publishing Course and New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute.

Serina Mercier
MARKETING DIRECTOR

Serina Mercier is a marketing professional with extensive experience in fashion and creative industries. She has built successful campaigns and brand awareness initiatives for artists, designers, and handmade brands. Serina holds a BA in Communications from York University.

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