BPAA News

Media Release – 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is now accepting submissions for the 2022 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 best

Office Closure – Holiday Break

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed from December 23, 2021 – January 3, 2022, inclusive. Our virtual office will reopen for regular business hours on January 4, 2022. Have a safe and happy holiday season, and we look forward to working with you all in the new year!

Office Ergonomics

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: Office Ergonomics with Tana Bullock and Jillian Cressman from MoveSafe.  This webinar is as lively and interactive as you can be on Zoom! Tana and Jilian will provide participants with practical knowledge about how to set themselves up correctly in their workspace and

2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Call for Juror Nominations

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is seeking qualified jurors to help select the winners of the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards program. Jury packages will be distributed in early March, and meetings will take place in May. Each jury will be expected to attend one meeting over Zoom which should last about an hour.

Alberta Books for Schools and Educational Metadata

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: Alberta Books for Schools and Educational Metadata with Lorisia MacLeod and Brendan Ouellette.  In January, the BPAA is opening submissions for Alberta Books for Schools, a catalogue and online resource modelled after BC Books for BC Schools. This webinar will provide publishers with

Media Release – Alberta Book Publishers Celebrate “Alberta Book Day”

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government and Minister Ron Orr for declaring November 24, 2021, as the fourth annual “Alberta Book Day.” The day celebrates the many achievements of Alberta-based book publishers, and the significant contributions they make to our province’s cultural and

Office Closure – Remembrance Day

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed Thursday, November 11 for Remembrance Day. We will reopen for regular business hours on Friday, November 12.

Media Release – Launch of annual Read Alberta Catalogue

Edmonton –  The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the release of the Read Alberta Catalogue, a collection of books published by Alberta publishers during the current year. The inaugural issue features over 100 titles from seventeen Alberta-based publishers. Read Alberta was created to celebrate the many wonderful books that tell Alberta’s Story. The catalogue

Office Closure – Thanksgiving

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed Monday, October 11 for Thanksgiving Day. We will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, October 12.

Office Closure – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed Thursday, September 30 in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Staff will be participating in a workshop of their choice to better understand and reflect on the meaning of this day. We will reopen for regular business hours on Friday, October 1.