Industry News

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.

PubWest Book Design Awards Contest Open

The PubWest Book Design Awards recognize superior design and outstanding production quality of books throughout North America.  They have opened their contest for submissions until April 9, 2015.  Click here for more information.

Freehand Books Author Karyn Freedman Wins BC National Book Award

Congratulations to Karyn Freedman (Freehand Books), winner of the 2015 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction! Her memoir One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery was presented the $40,000 award at a ceremony in Vancouver.

University of Alberta Press Author Wins $10,000 Lane Anderson Award for Science Writing

Congratulations to Kevin Timoney, University of Alberta Press author for winning the 2013 Lane Anderson Award for The Peace-Athabasca Delta: Portrait of a Dynamic Ecosystem. The award honours the very best science writing in Canada today, in both adult and young reader categories.