Hancock House started publishing under the name and
imprint of the Hancock Wildlife Conservation Center in the late 1960's,
began Hancock House Publishers about 1971 and was incorporated in 1975.
Since that time we have largely focused on northwest coast regional
publishing. Also during the early 1980's we operated a wholesale and
remainder book division that focused on the sale of all western titles,
and had the valuable experience of starting three bookstores. After
about five years of these related activities, each of which was
initiated to further the sales of our published titles, we refocused
exclusively on the publishing program.
David Hancock started the publishing venture by building
on the distribution system first initiated to sell his own authored
books that accompanied his documentary film production.
In the earlier days we operated from warehouses in
Alberta, Ontario, Connecticut and Seattle as well as in the Victoria
area. Later, with improved courier systems we consolidated our
distribution for Canada from Surrey, BC, and for the US from Blaine,
WA. By 1997 we had developed a meaningful Web presence to support the
international direct mail marketing of an expansion into major natural
From the beginning our focus has been on regional
titles, emphasizing western history, native culture and nature and
wildlife books. This built on David Hancock’s personal experiences as a
biologist and film distributor. We still focus on regional titles
though we have developed an international presence with major wildlife
We undertake all our own functions: editing, layout
& design, marketing, direct mail, sales and distribution.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government
of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program
(BPIDP) for our publishing activities.
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