Industry News

Media Release – 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is now accepting submissions for the 2022 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 best

2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Call for Juror Nominations

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is seeking qualified jurors to help select the winners of the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards program. Jury packages will be distributed in early March, and meetings will take place in May. Each jury will be expected to attend one meeting over Zoom which should last about an hour.

Media Release – Alberta Book Publishers Celebrate “Alberta Book Day”

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government and Minister Ron Orr for declaring November 24, 2021, as the fourth annual “Alberta Book Day.” The day celebrates the many achievements of Alberta-based book publishers, and the significant contributions they make to our province’s cultural and

Media Release – Launch of annual Read Alberta Catalogue

Edmonton –  The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the release of the Read Alberta Catalogue, a collection of books published by Alberta publishers during the current year. The inaugural issue features over 100 titles from seventeen Alberta-based publishers. Read Alberta was created to celebrate the many wonderful books that tell Alberta’s Story. The catalogue

Media Release – September/October Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton — The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – The Witch’s Diary by Rebecca Brae, published by Tyche Books. The video announcement can be viewed here. Hester Wishbone has it made. A recent graduate of Grimoire College, she has a great job as

Media Release – Speculative Fiction Book of the Year Award renamed to honour Douglas Barbour

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce that the “Speculative Fiction Book of the Year” award has been renamed the “Douglas Barbour Award for Speculative Fiction”. The inaugural renamed award will be presented to an Alberta publisher at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards in 2022. “Douglas Barbour has been

Media Release – 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards.  We were excited to present two new award categories this year, Graphic Novel of the Year and Regional Book of the Year. The Graphic Novel of the Year category recognizes a unique and specialized

2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards

The winners of the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be announced in a virtual presentation, premiering on the BPAA YouTube channel on September 17, at 3PM MT. Follow along and join in the conversation using the hashtags #ABPubShortlist and #ABPubAwards on Facebook and Twitter as we highlight all the featured categories and titles. Download the

Media Release – July-August Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – Humane, published by Stonehouse Publishing. The video announcement can be viewed here. Who steals a dog from a shelter after receiving a dream message from their grandmother? Hazel Lesage never expected it to be

Media Release – 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The following shortlist represents the finest of Alberta book publishing as determined by leading professionals in the book industry from across Canada, and showcases the range of Alberta-published books.  “The juries had their