BPAA News

Incorporating Accessibility into the Book Design Process

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar entitled Incorporating Accessibility into the Book Design Process, presented by Laura Brady of eBOUND Canada.  Accessibility is top of mind for publishers today, but what does it look like in practice, particularly as it relates to book design? Laura Brady (eBOUND Canada)

Statement from the BPAA re: Access Copyright Downsizing and Restructuring

On behalf of the members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, I am writing today to urge the Government of Canada to fix the broken Copyright Act, and avert the actions being taken by our copyright collective, Access Copyright, to downsize and restructure their organization. For over 30 years, Access Copyright has facilitated content

Registration is now open for the 2023 BPAA Conference and 2023 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala

We are excited to announce that registration is open for the 2023 BPAA Conference and 2023 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala.  Registration for the conference is $250 per person, and includes the Annual General Meeting, all conference sessions, and a ticket to the Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala on Thursday, September 21. More information, including

Media Release – 2023 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist Announced

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2023 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The following shortlist represents the finest of Alberta book publishing as determined by leading professionals in the book industry from across Canada and showcases the wide range of Alberta-published books.  This year, jurors

Your Alberta Story – Campaign Update

During Alberta’s 2023 provincial election, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) launched the Your Alberta Story campaign. We asked candidates and Albertans to submit their stories, describing what part they have played in creating the vibrant and diverse province we all call home. You can read the stories we have received so far here. If you’ve already

Member Roundtable | Marketing

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming Member Roundtable focused on Marketing. This roundtable, scheduled for June 28, 2023, is an opportunity for attendees to discuss their marketing process, highlight current workflows and strategies, and share tips and strategies with fellow publishers.   The format of this event is a structured

Office Closure— Victoria Day

The BPAA offices will be closed Monday, May 22 for Victoria Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 23.

Media Release – Book Publishers Association of Alberta’s Your Alberta Story Campaign Continues

Edmonton— What is an election campaign but a collection of people telling different stories about the past, present, and future? As Alberta’s 2023 election campaign continues, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) continues to collect stories from Albertans to celebrate our unique Alberta Story together. Specifically, we have asked candidates in the Alberta Election to

Media Release – Book Publishers Association of Alberta Launches Your Alberta Story Campaign

Edmonton— What is Your Alberta Story? Alberta has a unique cultural heritage and identity. What part have you played in creating the vibrant and diverse province we all call home?  During the 2023 election campaign, when we all come together to choose who will represent us, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta will also be collecting

Office Closure – Good Friday and Easter Monday

The BPAA offices will be closed Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10 for Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 11.