Industry News

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,

Release of new Durvile title, Shrunk

See below for the launch dates of Durvile’s new book about legal cases and issues regarding the mentally disordered: Shrunk. Calgary. Exclusive Canadian Release Party. May 5, 2016. 5:00 to 8:00 pm | Chapters Books, 9631 Macleod Trail S.W. Winnipeg. June 14, 2016. 5:00 -8:00 pm | Chapters Polo Festival , 695 Empress Street Toronto.

Stonehouse Publishing Launch

You are invited to Stonehouse Publishing’s Launch Party. Come hear Stonehouse authors read a selection from their forthcoming books, and enjoy drinks and refreshments with them as they celebrate the official launch of Stonehouse Publishing! The event is March 12 at 7:00 pm at the Boyle Street Community League, Edmonton. 101 Boyle Street Plaza, 9538

University of Alberta Book Launch: Apartheid in Palestine

  Join the University of Alberta Press for their upcoming book launch. Ghada Ageel sought leading experts—Palestinian and Israeli, academic and activist—to gather stories that humanize the historic processes of occupation, displacement, colonization, and, most controversially, apartheid. The result is “Apartheid in Palestine: Hard Laws and Harder Experiences.” Thursday, January 28 @ 3:30 pm H.M.

Durvile Announces New Title

Durvile announced that it will release Shrunk: Crime and Disorders of the Mind as the second in their successful true crime series of books.  Shrunk will go on sale in May of next year, with preorder information available at www.durancevile.com.  You can read their media release here (Word document).

Edge Author Aviva Bel’Harold Profiled in Calgary Herald

Aviva Bel’Harold, author of Blood Matters, a horror novel for young adults,  was recently profiled in a Calgary Herald story that describes her influences, personality as a writer and her paradoxical aversion to all things scary.  Aviva’s book was published by our own Edge Publishing.  Take a look at the story by following this link.

University of Alberta Press Book Launch: Standard Candles

Alice Major shares her brand-new collection of poetry, Standard candles, about the wonders of cosmology and the human heart. After a reading and demonstration on the concept of standard candles, audiences can view the heavens through the observatory’s telescopes. Thursday, October 22 @ 7:00 pm Department of Physics Astronomical Observatory 5 Floor, CCIS Building (#13

BPAA Announces Winners of 2015 Book Publishing Awards

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Book Publishing Awards.  See the media release announcing the winners here.  Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.