Events

June 15, 2021: CBC Books

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: CBC Books with Erin Balser.  In this presentation, Erin will provide an overview to literary coverage at CBC Books and the CBC more generally. She will offer tips and advice as to how publishers can work with the CBC and get coverage

June 16, 2021: How did we end up here?: An overview of the book design process

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: How did we end up here?: An overview of the book design process, featuring Alan Brownoff, Derek Evernden, Kate Hargreaves, and Natalie Olsen.  Through case studies focusing on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comic collections, this panel of design professionals will guide us

May 12, 2021: Diversity of Reading: Accessing, Reading and Navigating with Assistive Technologies Workshop

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: Diversity of Reading: Accessing, Reading and Navigating with Assistive Technologies Workshop presented by the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS).  Since 2016, NNELS has provided accessibility audits and workshops for independent Canadian publishers, to assist them in creating EPUB files that

May 5, 2021: ELending: A Case for Endorsement

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: ELending: A Case for Endorsement presented by Sharon Day. The presentation examines the “ELending Position Paper: A Case for Endorsement” compiled by Readers First.  Neither libraries nor publishers are satisfied with the license terms currently applied to books in eFormats. We are

April 14, 2021: What’s the deal? What have we agreed to?: Exploring publisher agreements and contracts

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming panel webinar: What’s the deal? What have we agreed to?: Exploring publisher agreements and contracts, featuring Glenn Rollans (Brush Education), Karen Clark (University of Regina Press), Marilyn Biderman (Transatlantic Agency), and Matt Williams (House of Anansi). This panel of industry professionals will give

February 24, 2021: Alberta Reads Book Club Discussion – Pourin’ Down Rain by Cheryl Foggo

Join author Cheryl Foggo for the Alberta Reads Provincial Book Club to discuss her memoir Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West. Register here for the Zoom event taking place on Wednesday, February 24 at 3 pm MST, where you’ll be able to join the conversation and ask Cheryl

March 3, 2021: Social Media Branding

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: Social Media Branding, presented by Joe Whitbread of Jo(e) Social Media. Social media communication and public relations has never been more important for professionals, yet so many are just there without motive or skill. So many channels, so little time. Joe Whitbread

February 23, 2021: Managing Workflows

Based on the Rocky Mountain Books workflow management system, Don will walk participants through the process he uses to manage: Acquisitions Contracts Metadata creation Editorial and Design coordination Production coordination Sales and Marketing coordination This session will be perfect for small to mid-sized publishers. RMB publishes 20–30 books a year (plus reprints) and this process

December 9, 2020: kinisitohtên cî: Do you understand? : Moving beyond colonialism in editing

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: kinisitohtên cî: Do you understand? : Moving beyond colonialism in editing, presented by Chelsea Vowel. For generations, Indigenous authors have been forced to reshape their words and stories to be legible to a non-Indigenous audience. Increasingly this practice is shifting as Indigenous

November 27, 2020: Taken by the Muse by Anne Wheeler – Alberta Reads Book Club Discussion

Join NeWest Press General Manager Matt Bowes on November 27 at 3PM MST for a virtual afternoon discussion about the November-December Alberta Reads Book Club title, Taken by the Muse by Anne Wheeler! Registration is now open, and Book Club Questions are available on the Alberta Reads Book Club webpage. These questions will be used