Industry News

2018 International Visitors Programme Canadian Fellowship

International Visitors Programme Toronto, Ontario, Canada 21–26 October 2018 The Canadian Fellowship is open to applicants from across Canada working in editorial, subsidiary rights, or within literary agencies, and who have a minimum of 3–5 years’ experience in the industry. The applicant who is chosen for the Fellowship will be invited to Toronto to participate

Alberta Book Publishers call for Alberta Education to remove itself from legal action against Access Copyright

Edmonton – On February 23, 2018 the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wrote to the Minister of Education, the Hon. David Eggen, asking that the Alberta Government remove itself from a legal action against Access Copyright, calling the action “damaging and ill-conceived”. The lawsuit, launched with other provinces and Ontario school boards, seeks repayment

Shortlist Announced for 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards

The shortlist for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards was announced today in Regina and Saskatoon. Congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors and publishers! We look forward to celebrating with all of you at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 28 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Tickets are now on sale!

Livres Canada Books: Trade Mission to Germany

Livres Canada Books, in partnership with Canada FBM2020, is planning a trade mission to Germany. The information gathered during this mission will help steer Livres Canada Books’ and Canada FBM2020’s programs and services in the lead up to Canada’s role as the Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair. The delegation will consist

Canada’s Education Sector Sues Access Copyright over Fair-Dealing Fees

Canada’s Education Sector Sues Access Copyright: Writers’ Union Calls It ‘an Outrageous Attack’

Call for Publishers: National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)

The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is a publicly-funded library of books in accessible formats for Canadians with print disabilities. If you haven’t heard about us before, we invite you visit our website,, or call us so we can introduce ourselves. We are hosted and operated by the BC Libraries Cooperative. NNELS is

eBound Canada Introduction to Findaway

eBOUND has signed an agreement with Findaway to distribute clients’ audiobooks to Findaway’s vendor partners. Findaway powers the audiobook category for a number of eBOUND’s existing vendor partners, including Scribd, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Follett, EBSCO, Odilo and Bibliotheca. Findaway also has an audiobook production studio called Voices, which publishers can use to

CANADA FBM2020 Rights Catalogue

Canada FBM2020 is assembling a rights catalogue for Frankfurt 2020. To be eligible to submit titles for the Canada FBM2020 Rights Catalogue, publishers must have an active and ongoing Canadian book publishing program, operated out of a Canadian office have completed at least 12 months of operation as a book publisher have published at least

Ontario Announces ‘Canadian Books in Ontario Schools’ Funding

The Canadian Books in Ontario Schools Fund will support publishers in the creation of robust learning materials for established works of Canadian literature, and/or collective marketing activities that will ensure that educational professionals are aware of Canadian titles suitable for use in their classrooms. For more information please refer to the media release.  

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Announces New Director of Arts Development

The Arts Branch is pleased to announce that David Folk has accepted the position of Director, Arts Development. In this position, David will oversee grant funding programs for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA), and work with the AFA Board of Directors and Executive Director Jeff Brinton to ensure this funding has maximum impact