Industry News

New Publisher at Blue Bike Books

Blue Bike Books is pleased to announce a new publisher: Peter Boer. Read their news release here.

BPAA in the Media

We have been featured in the media three times recently… in the Edmonton Journal and in Metro Edmonton for the Alberta Book Publishers Fund… and in Quill and Quire for our Read Alberta eBook Project. Check them out!

Alberta Book Publishers Fund Proposal

Do You Love Alberta Books As Much As We Do? Alberta’s book publishers share Alberta’s stories with the world, we help Albertans learn from each other, and we strengthen Alberta’s community and economy. That’s why we think it’s a great idea for the Government of Alberta to invest in books as part of their Cultural

2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Open

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are awarded every year, with awards given out across 14 categories. Awards are open to books published by Alberta publishers. Jurors from across the country, and the publishing spectrum, adjudicate the

Read Alberta eBook Collection Officially Launched

This week the Read Alberta eBooks project launches on library websites across the province. Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) has partnered with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta to make over 1,000 Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. These eBooks can now be borrowed through the Cantook Station platform on

New Western Canadian Author Podcast

Lisa Guenther in Saskatchewan has a new podcast for Western Canadian authors that she is seeking submissions from publishers for.  Read her letter to publishers here.

‘Read Alberta eBooks’ library collection coming in 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that the BPAA has partnered with the Government of Alberta to make 1,130 Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Public Library Services Branch (PLSB), has invested over $200,000 in this groundbreaking project. The first of its kind in Canada, the collection represents 24 BPAA member publishers.

Freehand Press Release

Freehand books put out the following press release announcing their win of Publisher of the Year at the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. September.19.2016. Freehand at the 2016 Alberta Book Awards The 2016 Alberta Book Awards were given out on Friday, September 16 in Calgary. Freehand was very honoured to receive two awards: Publisher of

BPAA Annual Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

The BPAA is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the Alberta Book Publishing Awards. Please see the media release here.

2016 Conference and Awards Gala Registration Now Open

We are pleased to open registrations for the 2016 Conference and Awards gala. Follow this link to the conference page on our website. The conference is September 15-17 in Calgary at the Hotel Arts. We hope to see you there.