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Alberta Culture Announces Funding Increase for Alberta Book Publishers

Alberta’s book-publishing industry is getting a boost as part of the government’s ongoing commitment to preserve the province’s culture, help create jobs and diversify the economy. The province has committed $300,000 per year over the next four years to support Alberta book publishers. The funding is from the Capital Investment Tax Credit, which helps stimulate

2018 Alberta Book Publishing Award Winners

Calgary – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners. The winners represent the most outstanding work of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada. At this year’s awards gala, hosted at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, the industry honoured Douglas Barbour of

Laksa Media Shortlisted for Sunburst Speculative Fiction Prize

The shortlists for the 2018 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in adult, YA, and short-story fiction have been announced. BPAA member Laksa Media is nominated twice for Short-Story Fiction; Ÿ “The Beautiful Gears of Dying,” The Sum of Us, Sandra Kasturi (Laksa Media) Ÿ “Meridian,” Where the Stars Rise, Karin Lowachee

Registration Open for 2018 BPAA Conference and Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Book Publishers Association of Alberta Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held September 14 and 15 2018 at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta. The conference provides an opportunity for Alberta book publishers to meet, network, and develop their professional skills. Registration is now open through Eventbrite. Conference registration includes: access to

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

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

Alberta’s Book Publishers Celebrate “Alberta Book Day”

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government, through the announcement by Minister Miranda today, for declaring May 15, 2018 as the inaugural “Alberta Book Day”. The day has been designated to celebrate the depth and breadth of the book publishing industry in Alberta, and

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