Industry News

Office Closure – Victoria Day Weekend

The BPAA offices will be closed Monday, May 20, 2024 for Victoria Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

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

BPAA Seeks Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is recruiting a qualified individual to fulfill the role of Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant in our Edmonton office. We are seeking a candidate with significant work experience who can dig in, get things done, and be part of a small group of people with a tenacious commitment to the success of

Office Closure — Family Day Weekend

The BPAA offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Family Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 20 at 9 a.m. MT.

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

2024 Call for Juror Nominations

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is seeking qualified jurors to help select the winners of the 2024 Alberta Book Publishing Awards program.  Jury packages will be distributed in early March, and meetings will take place in May. Jurors will be expected to review all of the books submitted in their category, review relevant supporting

Media Release – Third Annual Read Alberta Publisher Catalogue

Edmonton –  The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2023 Read Alberta Publisher Catalogue, which showcases books published in Alberta throughout 2023. This edition of the catalogue highlights over 100 frontlist titles from 19 Alberta book publishers.  Throughout 2023, Alberta book publishers have continued to share stories

Office Closure— Remembrance Day

The BPAA offices are closed Monday, November 13 in recognition of Remembrance Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, November 14.

Media Release – Alberta Book Publishers Celebrate Sixth Annual Alberta Book Day

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government and Minister Tanya Fir for declaring November 7, 2023, as the sixth annual “Alberta Book Day”. This day is a celebration dedicated to recognizing the profound impact of Alberta’s book publishers on our province’s cultural and economic

Media Release: 2023 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. These awards celebrate the essential role Alberta book publishers play in supporting authors and telling Alberta’s Story. As the critical middle piece of the storytelling process, Alberta book publishers enrich and sustain the