Industry News

Media Release: Weekly Alberta Bestseller List and changes to the Edmonton Bestseller List

Edmonton – Since January 2017, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) has been collaborating with Audreys Books to distribute a weekly bestseller list of fiction and non-fiction books sold in Edmonton.  We are pleased to announce that, starting on December 6, the BPAA will release a weekly Alberta bestseller list based on sales in

Media Release: Alberta’s Book Publishers Celebrate “Alberta Book Day”

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government, through the announcement by Minister Aheer today, for declaring November 6, 2019 as the second annual “Alberta Book Day”. The day has been designated to celebrate the depth and breadth of the book publishing industry in Alberta,

Media Release: Alberta-published books gain national recognition

The Governor General’s Literary Award finalists were announced on October 2, and Alberta publishers University of Alberta Press and Freehand Books and were both represented. Tiny Lights for Travellers (University of Alberta Press), by Calgary author Naomi K. Lewis, is a finalist in the non-fiction category. The Student (Freehand Books), by Cary Fagan, is a

Photos from the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the very best in Alberta book publishing on Friday, September 13, 2019!

Media Release: 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The winners represent the most outstanding work of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada. At this year’s awards gala, hosted at the Varscona Hotel on Whyte in

Media Release: 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The following list of titles represents the best of Alberta book publishing as adjudicated by experts and professionals in the field of book publishing from across Canada. The winners of the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing

Media Release: ACP welcomes Heritage Committee recommendations on copyright reform

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(May 16, 2019)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes the release of Shifting Paradigms, prepared by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, which was tabled in the House of Commons yesterday. The report includes several recommendations that respond directly to issues raised by ACP over the course of the Committee’s study on Remuneration Models

Kieran Leblanc on Attending Buchmesse 2018

It was a whirlwind week at the Frankfurt Book Fair, full of meetings, tours, events and nearly 80,000 steps to covering 56km of the Fair delivering our Alberta/B.C. catalogues to the German and other publishers who are in attendance. It’s been an eye-opening experience seeing the vastness and all encompassing participation in this Fair by

Freehand Books and Frontenac House nominated for GG Awards

The Canada Council for the Arts Governor General’s Literary Awards releases the list of finalists in seven categories for both official languages and for readers of all ages. Congratulations to Freehand Books and Frontenac House for their nominations in nonfiction (Homes: A Refugee Story) and poetry (This Wound is A World). Best of luck when

USMCA Maintains Cultural Industry Exemption

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) congratulates the Government of Canada on this week’s announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). After more than a year of negotiations, the agreement maintains the cultural exception first established in the 1988 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, and continued under the North American Free Trade