Industry News

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

Media Release: November-December Alberta Reads Book Club Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the upcoming Alberta Reads book club pick. Over the course of November and December, the Alberta Reads book club will focus on a non-fiction title from an Alberta-based book publisher. Readers will have the chance to participate in the

Media Release: 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced!

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The winners represent the height of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada. Although we wish we could have celebrated these achievements in person, we’re

BPAA Statement on Libraries

August 6, 2020 Edmonton — The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) issued the following statement, in response to an op-ed in the July 25th Globe and Mail: “The BPAA has a long-standing positive relationship with Alberta’s libraries. Through our interaction with them at the annual Alberta Library Conference, our partnership with them through the

2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2020 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. “At a time in our world when reading and books have

Media Release: Book Publishers Association of Alberta Endorses Association of Canadian Publishers’ Statement on Anti-Black Racism

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is endorsing the statement, released June 5, from the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP). Members of the BPAA join with our national counterparts to stand in solidarity with those who have taken to the streets in protest against the ongoing, brutal, and systemic anti-Black racism that

Federal Court of Appeal Announces Decision in Access Copyright vs. York University

On April 22, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a decision on the legal action between Access Copyright and York University. It ruled that the fair-dealing guidelines adopted by York do not meet standards, but has ruled that tariffs are not mandatory. The positive outcome of the finding on fair dealing is counteracted by the

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

Alberta – On World Book and Copyright Day, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) stands together with the book industry in Canada and around the world in calling upon governments to continue to provide economic relief during the COVID-19 crisis. It is vital that we recognize the significant benefits the industry affords our province,