Events

March 12, 2024: 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

September 11, 2024: 2024 Alberta Book Publishing Conference

Save the date! The 2024 Alberta Book Publishing Conference will be held September 11-13, 2024 at the Banff Centre. More details will be shared as they are confirmed.

September 24, 2024: 2024 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala

Save the date! The winners of the 2024 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be announced at a gala reception on September 24, 2024 at the Varscona Theatre in Edmonton. More details will be shared as they are confirmed.

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

November 23, 2023: Indigenous Subject Headings II: BISAC, Thema, and Advanced Metadata

ACP and BPAA members are invited to join our joint professional development session, Indigenous Subject Headings II: BISAC, Thema, and Advanced Metadata, on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 10:00 – 11:30 am MST. In our first Decolonizing Subject Headings professional development session, a panel of librarians shared their efforts to create a more inclusive environment

December 5, 2023: BPAA Holiday Dinner – Edmonton

The BPAA Holiday Dinner in Edmonton will be held at 6:00 pm MT on Tuesday, December 5 at Koutouki (10719 124 Street). The cost for the dinner is $45 per person (this includes your meal, but not drinks). We will have a set menu, which includes a sample of a dozen traditional Greek dishes, including pikilia, greek

December 7, 2023: Member Roundtable – AI

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming Member Roundtable focused on AI on Thursday, December 7, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm MT. This roundtable will be an opportunity for members to share and discuss their current usage of AI, as well as the opportunities, challenges and concerns that exist. The format of

December 7, 2023: BPAA Holiday Dinner – Calgary

The BPAA Holiday Dinner in Calgary will be held at 6:00 pm MT on Thursday, December 7 at  Toscana Grill – Heritage Location (8330 Macleod Trail SE Unit 1B). The cost for the dinner is $25, and includes your main and a selection of appetizers for the table. Drinks are not included. The restaurant menu can be reviewed here. Please complete this

November 2, 2023: What’s New with Social Media Marketing? A 2023 Update

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce What’s New with Social Media Marketing? with Ariel Hudnall of Zg Stories. The session will expand on ideas explored in our Social Media Marketing webinar series in 2022. The 90 minute session will explore topics tailored to our member publishers. The topics will include:  Developing

September 20, 2023: 2023 Alberta Book Publishing Conference

The 2023 BPAA Annual Conference is open for registration!  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. Additional tickets for the Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala can be purchased here.  A special