Industry News

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

Media Release: Alberta Reads Book Club Trade Fiction Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club shortlist, featuring 7 Alberta published trade fiction titles.  Over the course of July and August, the Alberta Reads book club will focus on one of the shortlisted titles. Readers will have the chance to participate in

Media Release: May-June Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – Chasia’s Enchantment: Mediations, Poems, Inspirations by Hilda Chasia Smith, published by Durvile Publications. The video announcement can be viewed here. Drawing upon wisdom and teachings of the Torah, Pranayama yoga, and her own virtuosity

Media Release: March-April Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – Exhibit by Paul Zits, published by the University of Calgary Press. The video announcement can be viewed here. Paul Zits reaches into the archives to tell the forgotten true story of  Margaret McPhail. Accused

Media Release: Alberta Reads Book Club Poetry Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club shortlist, featuring 6 great Alberta-published works of poetry. Over the course of March and April, the Alberta Reads book club will focus on one of the shortlisted titles. Readers will have the chance to participate in

2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Open for Submissions

The BPAA is accepting submissions for the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards through March 19, 2021. 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 examples of Alberta

Media Release: January-February Alberta Reads Book Club Pick

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is excited to name Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West as the fourth Alberta Reads Book Club title. In this coming-of-age memoir, Cheryl Foggo explores her ancestry and claims her place in the Canadian west as a proud Black

Media Release: Celebrating the 3rd Annual Alberta Book Day

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government, and Ministers Leela Aheer and Tracy Allard, for declaring December 7, 2020 as the third annual “Alberta Book Day.” The day celebrates the many achievements of Alberta-based book publishers, and the significant contributions they make to our

Media Release: November-December Alberta Reads Book Club Pick

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the third Alberta Reads book club pick – Taken by the Muse: On the Path to Becoming a Filmmaker by Anne Wheeler, published by NeWest Press. This collection of creative non-fiction stories recount Anne Wheeler’s journey to becoming a filmmaker. The stories