Industry News

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Announces New Director of Arts Development

The Arts Branch is pleased to announce that David Folk has accepted the position of Director, Arts Development. In this position, David will oversee grant funding programs for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA), and work with the AFA Board of Directors and Executive Director Jeff Brinton to ensure this funding has maximum impact

ACP welcomes the Government of Canada’s commitment to strong, domestic creative industries

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is pleased to see initiatives related to book publishing within the Government of Canada’s Creative Canada Policy Framework, which was released by Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly last week. Support for an effective and well-functioning copyright regime and continued support for the marketing and distribution of Canadian books

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

2017 Alberta Book Publishing Award Winners

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is excited to announce the 2017 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 the awards gala hosted by City of Edmonton Arts & Cultural Hall

Media Release: Association of Canadian Publishers’ calls for renewed dialogue with universities on fair compensation

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(August 3, 2017)—In light of York University’s announcement that it will appeal last month’s Federal Court of Canada decision in Access Copyright v. York University, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) calls on York to stop relying on the copying policies that the Court found unfair, to end the illegal behaviours that result from

Access Copyright Statement on York University’s appeal

This past July, the Federal Court of Canada issued its decision in the Access Copyright v. York University litigation. York University has now declared that it will challenge that decision by appealing it to the Federal Court of Appeal. Read the full statement.

ACP Releases Submission on NAFTA and Canadian Book Publishing

July 26, 2017 In its submission to Global Affairs Canada’s consultations on the upcoming renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) calls for maintenance of NAFTA’s cultural exception, a renewed commitment to Canadian ownership of cultural industries, and stronger protections for copyright and intellectual property. The

Media Release: Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is excited to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The following shortlists represent the best of Alberta book publishing as adjudicated by experts and professionals in the field of book publishing from across Canada. The winners of all the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing

Reviewing Canadian Copyright Policy

Reviewing Canadian Copyright Policy is a new series from Policy Options which focuses on various questions related to the upcoming review of Canada’s Copyright Act. Articles in the series so far include: Once more into the copyright breach. Howard Knopf, June 19, 2017 The value gap in Canada’s cultural industries. Graham Henderson, June 16, 2017 How copyright impacts post-secondary

Media Release: Read Alberta eBooks Second Phase Launched

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is happy to announce that the second phase of the Read Alberta eBook project is underway thanks to an investment by the Government of Alberta through the Public Library Services Branch (PLSB). This project is the largest of its kind in Canada and has already made over 1,100 eBook titles from 24 Alberta publishers