Alberta Book Publishers Fund Proposal

The BPAA is advocating for the provincial government to invest in Alberta’s book publishers. Read our proposal and get informed.

Annual Conference

From digital publishing to volleyball, join us for our annual conference, where publishers from across Alberta gather to hear the latest industry developments.


Each year the Alberta Book Awards celebrate excellence in publishing in the province. Read about guidelines, past shortlists and winners.

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.

Member Subsidy Program

Subsidy program to assist BPAA member publishers to develop new connections, to explore foreign rights sales/export opportunities, and to enhance their skills and knowledge of the book publishing industry.

Professional Development

Register for publishing workshops and sessions.

Read Alberta Books Ads

This online and print marketing campaign profiles Alberta-published books. Browse a selection of recent books published in the province.

Read Alberta eBooks project

We’ve partnered with the Alberta government to make Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. Borrow them online from your local library.


Edmonton Bestseller List

Check out our weekly bestseller list for the Edmonton region.

Alberta Bestseller List

Check out our weekly bestseller list for Alberta (NEW as of December 6, 2019). The Bestseller List is compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta from information provided by BookNet Canada’s national sales tracking service, BNC SalesData.


View current and back issues of the biweekly newsletter for the BPAA, and subscribe to our newsletter email list.

Getting published

Read about manuscript submissions, ISBNs, copyright, children’s books and other information on getting published in Alberta.

Publishing Resources

Access podcasts and other digital resources on the book publishing industry.

The Literary Landscape Of Western Canada

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) and the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) came together to produce this catalogue, highlighting the achievements of Alberta and BC book publishers in preparation for Frankfurt 2020.