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Pay your copying bill, or pay a much bigger bill

[A]fter the last Copyright Act change in 2012, schools, colleges, and universities in Canada unilaterally decided this particular kind of fairness no longer applied to them. Instead, they take hundreds of millions of copies per year for free, claiming it is a “fair dealing” under the new law. It’s not fair. That’s been proven in

Time to get back to the bargaining table on copyright issues

Canada’s authors and publishers—represented by Access Copyright—are ready and willing to negotiate. And if negotiations fail, we will respect the decisions of the Copyright Board. Read the full text of Glenn Rollans op-ed on copyright issues.

Media Release: 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist announced

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is excited to announce the shortlist for this year’s Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The shortlist 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 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be

Public Library Services Branch Recognized for Read Alberta eBooks Project

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta congratulates the Read Alberta eBooks project team at Alberta Municipal Affairs Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) on receiving the Premier’s Award for Public Service. The Read Alberta eBooks project was designed by the PLSB in a partnership with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and has created a new

2018 Awards Shortlist Coming Soon – Read last year’s winners

It’s almost here! We announce the annual Alberta Book Publishing Awards shortlist on July 3rd. For breaking book news, follow us on Twitter or watch our newsfeed. Award-winning summer e-reads Last year, the BPAA partnered with the Alberta government to make Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. The Read Alberta eBooks collection is

LPG Launches Custom Book Vending in Toronto

Toronto, ON — The Literary Press Group (LPG) is excited to announce the launch of CarryOnBooks, its custom book vending machine featuring a curated variety of 30 Canadian-authored books by independent, literary publishers across Canada. Located at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and in partnership with Nieuport Aviation, CarryOnBooks will be accessible to all visitors

First Alberta Book Day Declared

Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda has declared May 15, 2018 as Alberta Book Day. “Books are a feast for the mind. As we mark the first Alberta Book Day in our province, we celebrate the depth, breadth and longevity of the book-publishing industry in Alberta, as well as Alberta’s talented writers, publishers and creative

2018 International Visitors Programme Canadian Fellowship

International Visitors Programme Toronto, Ontario, Canada 21–26 October 2018 The Canadian Fellowship is open to applicants from across Canada working in editorial, subsidiary rights, or within literary agencies, and who have a minimum of 3–5 years’ experience in the industry. The applicant who is chosen for the Fellowship will be invited to Toronto to participate

Alberta Book Publishers call for Alberta Education to remove itself from legal action against Access Copyright

Edmonton – On February 23, 2018 the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wrote to the Minister of Education, the Hon. David Eggen, asking that the Alberta Government remove itself from a legal action against Access Copyright, calling the action “damaging and ill-conceived”. The lawsuit, launched with other provinces and Ontario school boards, seeks repayment

Shortlist Announced for 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards

The shortlist for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards was announced today in Regina and Saskatoon. Congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors and publishers! We look forward to celebrating with all of you at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 28 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Tickets are now on sale!