BPAA News

Office Closure – Victoria Day Weekend

The BPAA offices will be closed Monday, May 20, 2024 for Victoria Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Media Release – BPAA Launches Largest Provincial Collection of Accessible Digital Titles in Canada

Edmonton –  The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the launch of Accessible Alberta: eBooks for Everyone, a digital collection of Alberta-published accessible eBooks.  Featuring over 800 eBooks in a variety of genres, the Accessible Alberta collection is the largest provincial collection of accessible digital titles in Canada and will continue

Author Care for Independent Presses

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar entitled Author Care for Independent Presses, presented by Cynara Geissler, Director of Marketing & Publicity at Arsenal Pulp Press at 1:30PM – 3:00PM MT on Wednesday, April 17. Navigating the publishing terrain can be tricky for authors. How can publishers assist in

BPAA Seeks Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is recruiting a qualified individual to fulfill the role of Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant in our Edmonton office. We are seeking a candidate with significant work experience who can dig in, get things done, and be part of a small group of people with a tenacious commitment to the success of

Creating an Integrated Workflow for Publishers

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce Creating an Integrated Workflow for Publishers with Margaret Bryant of Orca Books. Many publishers are working with small teams to deliver against deadlines. How can publishers make the most of their current capacity and implement workflows that incorporate each piece of the publishing process? From

Office Closure — Family Day Weekend

The BPAA offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Family Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 20 at 9 a.m. MT.

Media Release – 2024 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. Established in 1994, the Alberta Book Publishing Awards recognize and celebrate the best of the Alberta book publishing industry. The awards are adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada, who select the very

Office Closure— Holiday Break

The BPAA offices will be closed December 22, 2023 – January 2, 2024, inclusive. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2024. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!

2024 Call for Juror Nominations

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is seeking qualified jurors to help select the winners of the 2024 Alberta Book Publishing Awards program.  Jury packages will be distributed in early March, and meetings will take place in May. Jurors will be expected to review all of the books submitted in their category, review relevant supporting

Media Release – Third Annual Read Alberta Publisher Catalogue

Edmonton –  The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2023 Read Alberta Publisher Catalogue, which showcases books published in Alberta throughout 2023. This edition of the catalogue highlights over 100 frontlist titles from 19 Alberta book publishers.  Throughout 2023, Alberta book publishers have continued to share stories