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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

2018 Awards Shortlist Coming Soon – Read last year’s winners

It’s almost here! We announce the annual Alberta Book Publishing Awards shortlist on July 3rd. For breaking book news, follow us on Twitter or watch our newsfeed. Award-winning summer e-reads Last year, the BPAA partnered with the Alberta government to make Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. The Read Alberta eBooks collection is

First Alberta Book Day Declared

Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda has declared May 15, 2018 as Alberta Book Day. “Books are a feast for the mind. As we mark the first Alberta Book Day in our province, we celebrate the depth, breadth and longevity of the book-publishing industry in Alberta, as well as Alberta’s talented writers, publishers and creative

Alberta’s Book Publishers Celebrate “Alberta Book Day”

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government, through the announcement by Minister Miranda today, for declaring May 15, 2018 as the inaugural “Alberta Book Day”. The day has been designated to celebrate the depth and breadth of the book publishing industry in Alberta, and

Alberta Book Publishers call for Alberta Education to remove itself from legal action against Access Copyright

Edmonton – On February 23, 2018 the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wrote to the Minister of Education, the Hon. David Eggen, asking that the Alberta Government remove itself from a legal action against Access Copyright, calling the action “damaging and ill-conceived”. The lawsuit, launched with other provinces and Ontario school boards, seeks repayment

Professional Development – Gregory Younging – Elements of Indigenous Style

Elements of Indigenous Style offers Indigenous writers and editors—and everyone creating works about Indigenous Peoples—the first published guide to common questions and issues of style and process. Everyone working in words or other media needs to read this import ant new reference, and to keep it nearby while they’re working. The Book Publishers Association of

CANADA FBM2020 Rights Catalogue

Canada FBM2020 is assembling a rights catalogue for Frankfurt 2020. To be eligible to submit titles for the Canada FBM2020 Rights Catalogue, publishers must have an active and ongoing Canadian book publishing program, operated out of a Canadian office have completed at least 12 months of operation as a book publisher have published at least

New Read Alberta Books Ad in Alberta Views

Check out the new Read Alberta Books advertising feature on the back cover of this month’s Alberta Views magazine. Thanks to Alberta Views for being great supporters of the Alberta publishing industry. If you enjoy Alberta Views you can Subscribe today for $20.00 / year (limited time offer). The Read Alberta Books advertising features are designed by Natalie Olson

Alberta’s Book Publishers Renew Call for an Alberta Book Publishers Fund

Alberta – The book publishing industry in Alberta has renewed its call to the Government of Alberta to implement the proposed Alberta Book Publishers Fund (ABPF), which was designed by the Province in the early 2000s, but has still never been funded. Over that same period, Alberta’s film and television industry has proved the benefits