BPAA News

The Canada Council for the Arts Governor General’s Literary Awards releases the list of finalists in seven categories for both official languages and for readers of all ages. Congratulations to Freehand Books and Frontenac House for their nominations in nonfiction (Homes: A Refugee Story) and poetry (This Wound is A World). Best of luck when

USMCA Maintains Cultural Industry Exemption

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) congratulates the Government of Canada on this week’s announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). After more than a year of negotiations, the agreement maintains the cultural exception first established in the 1988 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, and continued under the North American Free Trade

The Literary Landscape of Western Canada (Catalogue)

Canada has been declared the Guest of Honour country for the Frankfurter Buchemasse in 2020, and Canadian publishers are excited for this opportunity to showcase their books to the world. To introduce the Western Canadian book market the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) and Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) have created

I Value Canadian Stories

The I Value Canadian Stories initiative includes a new video series featuring Canadian creators discussing their work, why they love it and also sharing how 2012 changes to the Copyright Act have significantly impacted creator incomes, and their ability to continue creating Canadian content. Watch all the videos on the I Value Canadian Stories YouTube

Alberta Culture Announces Funding Increase for Alberta Book Publishers

Alberta’s book-publishing industry is getting a boost as part of the government’s ongoing commitment to preserve the province’s culture, help create jobs and diversify the economy. The province has committed $300,000 per year over the next four years to support Alberta book publishers. The funding is from the Capital Investment Tax Credit, which helps stimulate

2018 Alberta Book Publishing Award Winners

Calgary – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners. The winners represent the most outstanding work of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada. At this year’s awards gala, hosted at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, the industry honoured Douglas Barbour of

Laksa Media Shortlisted for Sunburst Speculative Fiction Prize

The shortlists for the 2018 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in adult, YA, and short-story fiction have been announced. BPAA member Laksa Media is nominated twice for Short-Story Fiction; Ÿ “The Beautiful Gears of Dying,” The Sum of Us, Sandra Kasturi (Laksa Media) Ÿ “Meridian,” Where the Stars Rise, Karin Lowachee

Registration Open for 2018 BPAA Conference and Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Book Publishers Association of Alberta Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held September 14 and 15 2018 at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta. The conference provides an opportunity for Alberta book publishers to meet, network, and develop their professional skills. Registration is now open through Eventbrite. Conference registration includes: access to

Media Release: 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist announced

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is excited to announce the shortlist for this year’s Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The shortlist represents the best of Alberta book publishing as adjudicated by experts and professionals in the field of book publishing from across Canada. The winners of the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be

Public Library Services Branch Recognized for Read Alberta eBooks Project

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta congratulates the Read Alberta eBooks project team at Alberta Municipal Affairs Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) on receiving the Premier’s Award for Public Service. The Read Alberta eBooks project was designed by the PLSB in a partnership with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and has created a new