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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

2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala

The 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be held virtually, on the BPAA YouTube page. We hope you will join us for the live event at 3PM MDT on September 10, 2020! BPAA Awards Invitation (PDF) Download the 2020 shortlist (PDF) 2020 BPAA Awards Program (PDF)

Media Release: September-October Alberta Reads Book Club Pick

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce that the second Alberta Reads book club pick is Watershed, published by Freehand Books, and written by Doreen Vanderstoop. Over the course of September and October, readers will have the chance to win a gift card to the indie bookstore of their

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

Introducing the Alberta Reads Book Club!

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Alberta Reads Book Club, championed by the Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. This online, province-wide book club will profile the rich culture of books that are published right here in Alberta, while encouraging Albertans to utilize

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,

Media Release: World Book Day: Minister Aheer and Minister Madu

Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, and Kaycee Madu, Minister of Municipal Affairs, issued the following statement on World Book and Copyright Day: “On World Book and Copyright Day, we celebrate Alberta’s book publishing industry, which is essential to creating and sharing Alberta’s culture at home and abroad. “This year