The University of Toronto Press (UTP) has partnered with Rapido Books to offer a print-on-demand option. UTP states that the partnership is the first of its kind in Canada. Rapido Books will print titles in Montreal and ship them to UTP for national distribution. This process will reduce carbon emissions by localizing printing services and avoiding the wastes associated with unsold books, while also increasing access to niche titles. “We continue to see demand from our customers for a sustainable, local solution to increase access to Canadian titles of all kinds and so we are proud to expand our partnership with Rapido Books to fill this gap,” says UTP VP of Distribution Jason Farrell.