Industry News

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

Media Release – Alberta Books for Schools is connecting local books to Alberta classrooms

Edmonton – Following last year’s inaugural catalogue, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the release of the 2023/24 Alberta Books for Schools catalogue and updated digital database, a resource designed for educators, libraries and booksellers to discover Alberta-published books. The new edition of the catalogue features more than 90 titles, and

Incorporating Accessibility into the Book Design Process

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar entitled Incorporating Accessibility into the Book Design Process, presented by Laura Brady of eBOUND Canada.  Accessibility is top of mind for publishers today, but what does it look like in practice, particularly as it relates to book design? Laura Brady (eBOUND Canada)

Statement from the BPAA re: Access Copyright Downsizing and Restructuring

On behalf of the members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, I am writing today to urge the Government of Canada to fix the broken Copyright Act, and avert the actions being taken by our copyright collective, Access Copyright, to downsize and restructure their organization. For over 30 years, Access Copyright has facilitated content