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Media Release: Weekly Alberta Bestseller List and changes to the Edmonton Bestseller List

Edmonton – Since January 2017, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) has been collaborating with Audreys Books to distribute a weekly bestseller list of fiction and non-fiction books sold in Edmonton.  We are pleased to announce that, starting on December 6, the BPAA will release a weekly Alberta bestseller list based on sales in

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

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government, through the announcement by Minister Aheer today, for declaring November 6, 2019 as the second annual “Alberta Book Day”. The day has been designated to celebrate the depth and breadth of the book publishing industry in Alberta,

Media Release: Alberta-published books gain national recognition

The Governor General’s Literary Award finalists were announced on October 2, and Alberta publishers University of Alberta Press and Freehand Books and were both represented. Tiny Lights for Travellers (University of Alberta Press), by Calgary author Naomi K. Lewis, is a finalist in the non-fiction category. The Student (Freehand Books), by Cary Fagan, is a

Photos from the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the very best in Alberta book publishing on Friday, September 13, 2019!

Media Release: 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The winners represent the most outstanding work of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada. At this year’s awards gala, hosted at the Varscona Hotel on Whyte in

Media Release: 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The following list of titles represents the best of Alberta book publishing as adjudicated by experts and professionals in the field of book publishing from across Canada. The winners of the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing

Registration Open for 2019 BPAA Conference and Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Book Publishers Association of Alberta Conference and Annual General Meeting provides an opportunity for Alberta book publishers to meet, network, and develop their professional skills. Eventbrite registration is now open. Conference registration includes: Access to all conference sessions Opening reception and ‘Beer, Books, and Trivia’ on Thursday, September 12 Single admission to the

Media Release: ACP welcomes Heritage Committee recommendations on copyright reform

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(May 16, 2019)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes the release of Shifting Paradigms, prepared by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, which was tabled in the House of Commons yesterday. The report includes several recommendations that respond directly to issues raised by ACP over the course of the Committee’s study on Remuneration Models

Media Release: En route to Frankfurt in 2020! Fellowship of German Publishers to Western Canada (Canada FBM2020)

Vancouver, 21 February 2019 – Canada FBM2020 is working with key partners from the Government of Canada and the Canadian book publishing industry to present major programming elements as part of Canada’s presence as the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. Responsibility for organizing fellowships, trade missions, and other business exchange

Celebrating two years of success! The Read Alberta eBooks Collection continues to grow

February 15, 2019 Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is celebrating the Read Alberta eBooks Collection’s first two years, and looks forward with delight to its continued use and expansion. This province-wide collection was made possible through ongoing funding from the Government of Alberta’s Public Library Services Branch. In February 2017, the Read