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Media Release: 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The following list of titles represents the best of Alberta book publishing as adjudicated by experts and professionals in the field of book publishing from across Canada. The winners of the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing

Registration Open for 2019 BPAA Conference and Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Book Publishers Association of Alberta Conference and Annual General Meeting provides an opportunity for Alberta book publishers to meet, network, and develop their professional skills. Eventbrite registration is now open. Conference registration includes: Access to all conference sessions Opening reception and ‘Beer, Books, and Trivia’ on Thursday, September 12 Single admission to the

Media Release: ACP welcomes Heritage Committee recommendations on copyright reform

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(May 16, 2019)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes the release of Shifting Paradigms, prepared by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, which was tabled in the House of Commons yesterday. The report includes several recommendations that respond directly to issues raised by ACP over the course of the Committee’s study on Remuneration Models

Media Release: En route to Frankfurt in 2020! Fellowship of German Publishers to Western Canada (Canada FBM2020)

Vancouver, 21 February 2019 – Canada FBM2020 is working with key partners from the Government of Canada and the Canadian book publishing industry to present major programming elements as part of Canada’s presence as the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. Responsibility for organizing fellowships, trade missions, and other business exchange

Celebrating two years of success! The Read Alberta eBooks Collection continues to grow

February 15, 2019 Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is celebrating the Read Alberta eBooks Collection’s first two years, and looks forward with delight to its continued use and expansion. This province-wide collection was made possible through ongoing funding from the Government of Alberta’s Public Library Services Branch. In February 2017, the Read

BPAA partners with the Alberta government to launch the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the launch of the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection on library websites across Alberta. This trailblazing collection was made possible through ongoing funding from the Government of Alberta’s Public Library Services Branch. This significant digital repository brings together over 200 titles from publishers in

2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Open for Submissions

The 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be accepting submissions beginning on January 2, 2019 in the following categories: Book of the Year: Children and Young Adult, Learning, Scholarly and Academic, the Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry, Speculative Fiction, Trade Fiction, and Trade Non-Fiction. Book Design: Book Cover, Book Design, Illustration. Industry Awards: the Mel

Holiday Office Closures

Please note the BPAA office will be closed December 21-January 1. We will reopen for regular business hours as of January 2, 2019. Happy holidays, and have a wonderful new year!

Indigenous Mentorship Program

Members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta are hoping to work with Indigenous people interested in learning more about book publishing. They have funding from the Alberta Media Fund to coordinate five mentorships, each one week in length. Application deadlines will be December 31, 2018 and February 28, 2019. More information and application instructions

Read Alberta Books December 2018

Read Alberta Books is a collective marketing effort of the book publishers of Alberta which is administered by the BPAA and sponsored by the Department of Canadian Heritage and Alberta Views Magazine. The Ads appear in Alberta Views several times a year and feature the newest titles from BPAA member publishers. Our full and supporting