April 26, 2018: University of Alberta Literary Cocktails

Please join the staff of the University of Alberta Press for readings and refreshments as they launch their newest literary titles. Literary Cocktails is a proud part of the 2018 Edmonton Poetry Festival. All are welcome at this free event! Thursday, April 26, 4 to 6 pm Faculty Club, U of A Campus 11435 Saskatchewan

April 5, 2018: The Writers Guild of Alberta Presents: Writers in the Hot Seat

The Writers Guild of Alberta Presents: Writers in the Hot Seat (Edmonton) Thursday, April 5 7:00 pm The Almanac 10351 – Whyte Avenue Four writers each present a mock pitch to a publisher in front of an audience to demonstrate how a typical (or atypical) publisher meeting might go for them. Followed by a Q&A. Presented

May 12, 2018: Freehand Books presents HOMES: A REFUGEE STORY Book Launch

Join Freehand Books and authors Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung as they celebrate the launch of HOMES: A REFUGEE STORY which tells Bakr’s story of growing up in Iraq and Syria and ultimately finding a new home with his parents and siblings in Edmonton. More details available on the event page Please RSVP

June 13, 2018: Durvile Publishing Book Signings

Women in Criminal Justice is the fourth book in Durvile Publishing‘s True Cases series. It is unique in that stories are authored by eminent Canadian women judges and lawyers and deal with sexual assault, Indigenous, child protection and motherhood, mental health, LGBTQ+, immigration, terrorism, cannabis and other pertinent issues of the decade. Join contributor Deborah

March 8, 2018: Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

Prof. Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation/ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ) Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature & Expressive Culture, UBC Thurs, March 8th 3:30-5:00 Humanities Centre L-1, University of Alberta (North Campus) How do we learn to be human? How do we become good relatives? How do we become good ancestors? How do we learn to live together?

February 28, 2018: Livres Canada Books: Trade Mission to Germany

Livres Canada Books, in partnership with Canada FBM2020, is planning a trade mission to Germany. The information gathered during this mission will help steer Livres Canada Books’ and Canada FBM2020’s programs and services in the lead up to Canada’s role as the Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair. The delegation will consist

March 7, 2018: Professional Development – Maria Antas – FBM2020 Mentorship (Members Only)

In partnership with FBM2020, the organization that has been formed to facilitate Canada’s readiness to participate in the Frankfurt 2020 Fair, and the Association of Book Publishers of B.C., we are bringing Maria Antas from Berlin, Germany to B.C. and Alberta for consultation with our member publishers. Maria has extensive experience in the German publishing

March 9, 2018: Professional Development – Gregory Younging – Elements of Indigenous Style

Elements of Indigenous Style offers Indigenous writers and editors—and everyone creating works about Indigenous Peoples—the first published guide to common questions and issues of style and process. Everyone working in words or other media needs to read this import ant new reference, and to keep it nearby while they’re working. The Book Publishers Association of

March 12, 2018: Call for Publishers: National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)

The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is a publicly-funded library of books in accessible formats for Canadians with print disabilities. If you haven’t heard about us before, we invite you visit our website,, or call us so we can introduce ourselves. We are hosted and operated by the BC Libraries Cooperative. NNELS is

December 13, 2017: The Global Audiobook Market: A Unique Export Opportunity

Join Michele Cobb for a webinar offering key insights into the global audiobook market. The audiobook market is an area of publishing that is witnessing unprecedented growth. Discover the opportunities and challenges the global audiobook market presents for exporting Canadian publishers of all sizes and across both languages. Designed to provide concrete information for Canadian publishers who