Media Release – Alberta Book Publishers Celebrate Sixth Annual Alberta Book Day
Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government and Minister Tanya Fir for declaring November 7, 2023, as the sixth annual “Alberta Book Day”. This day is a celebration dedicated to recognizing the profound impact of Alberta’s book publishers on our province’s cultural and economic landscapes.
Alberta’s book publishers are gathering at the Alberta Legislature to display Alberta-published books, and to meet MLAs and government staff to showcase the industry and the importance of the government’s investment in the growth and sustainability of publishing books. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity for MLAs and their staff to see first-hand the quality books published in Alberta,” said Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director of the BPAA. “Alberta’s community of publishers are essential to sharing Alberta’s Story locally and nationally, and investment in our sector is crucial to ensure that this continues.”
The book publishing industry in Alberta is an important part of the provincial economy and resonates throughout a variety of sectors, such as tourism, culture, health, and education. With over 30 companies, Alberta book publishers create roughly 115 full-time jobs and nearly $7.5 million in wages and salaries, and contribute over $14 million annually to the provincial economy. They also contribute to our children’s education by supplying high-quality, locally-produced resources for both teachers and students in Alberta.
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Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director