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Freehand Press Release

Freehand books put out the following press release announcing their win of Publisher of the Year at the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. September.19.2016. Freehand at the 2016 Alberta Book Awards The 2016 Alberta Book Awards were given out on Friday, September 16 in Calgary. Freehand was very honoured to receive two awards: Publisher of

BPAA Annual Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

The BPAA is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the Alberta Book Publishing Awards. Please see the media release here.

2016 Conference and Awards Gala Registration Now Open

We are pleased to open registrations for the 2016 Conference and Awards gala. Follow this link to the conference page on our website. The conference is September 15-17 in Calgary at the Hotel Arts. We hope to see you there.

BPAA announces shortlist for 2016 Alberta Book Awards

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to release the shortlist for the 2016 Book Publishing Awards. Please see the media release for more details.

U of C Press Events at Congress 2016

In Calgary for Congress 2016? Please attend these events featuring UCalgary Press books and authors. • Sunday, May 29th CHA Roundtable: Is Oil a Dirty Word? – Petra Dolata, Press Board member and series editor, Dominique Perron, author of l’Alberta autophage. Congress community event hosted by the Canadian Historical Association. Theatre Grand Junction, downtown Calgary.

U of A Press Holding Annual Literary Cocktails Event

Please join the staff of the University of Alberta Press for readings and refreshments as we launch our newest literary titles: Standard candles [Alice Major], Sleeping in Tall Grass [Richard Therrien], and 100 Days [Juliane Okot Bitek]. Our MC for this year’s Literary Cocktails is Dennis Cooley [The Home Place] Literary Cocktails Wednesday, April 20,

Edge Author Aviva Bel’Harold Profiled in Calgary Herald

Aviva Bel’Harold, author of Blood Matters, a horror novel for young adults,  was recently profiled in a Calgary Herald story that describes her influences, personality as a writer and her paradoxical aversion to all things scary.  Aviva’s book was published by our own Edge Publishing.  Take a look at the story by following this link.

BPAA Announces Winners of 2015 Book Publishing Awards

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Book Publishing Awards.  See the media release announcing the winners here.  Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

PubWest Book Design Awards Contest Open

The PubWest Book Design Awards recognize superior design and outstanding production quality of books throughout North America.  They have opened their contest for submissions until April 9, 2015.  Click here for more information.

Freehand Books Author Karyn Freedman Wins BC National Book Award

Congratulations to Karyn Freedman (Freehand Books), winner of the 2015 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction! Her memoir One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery was presented the $40,000 award at a ceremony in Vancouver.