Industry News

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.

BPAA announces shortlist for 2016 Alberta Book Awards

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to release the shortlist for the 2016 Book Publishing Awards. Please see the media release for more details.

U of C Press Events at Congress 2016

In Calgary for Congress 2016? Please attend these events featuring UCalgary Press books and authors. • Sunday, May 29th CHA Roundtable: Is Oil a Dirty Word? – Petra Dolata, Press Board member and series editor, Dominique Perron, author of l’Alberta autophage. Congress community event hosted by the Canadian Historical Association. Theatre Grand Junction, downtown Calgary.

U of A Press Holding Annual Literary Cocktails Event

Please join the staff of the University of Alberta Press for readings and refreshments as we launch our newest literary titles: Standard candles [Alice Major], Sleeping in Tall Grass [Richard Therrien], and 100 Days [Juliane Okot Bitek]. Our MC for this year’s Literary Cocktails is Dennis Cooley [The Home Place] Literary Cocktails Wednesday, April 20,