Events

May 22, 2024: Member Roundtable: Catalogues

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming Member Roundtable focused on Catalogues, scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 at 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm MT.  This roundtable will be an opportunity for members to share and discuss their current catalogue practices, tools they have found to be successful, and to discuss

Media Release – BPAA Launches Largest Provincial Collection of Accessible Digital Titles in Canada

Edmonton –  The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the launch of Accessible Alberta: eBooks for Everyone, a digital collection of Alberta-published accessible eBooks.  Featuring over 800 eBooks in a variety of genres, the Accessible Alberta collection is the largest provincial collection of accessible digital titles in Canada and will continue

April 17, 2024: Author Care for Independent Presses

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar entitled Author Care for Independent Presses, presented by Cynara Geissler, Director of Marketing & Publicity at Arsenal Pulp Press at 1:30PM – 3:00PM MT on Wednesday, April 17. Navigating the publishing terrain can be tricky for authors. How can publishers assist in

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