Laska Media to Release Two New Books in Fall

Laska Media held an event to announce two new titles in the fall. You can read the sales sheets for The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound and Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy.

New Publisher at Blue Bike Books

Blue Bike Books is pleased to announce a new publisher: Peter Boer. Read their news release here.

BPAA in the Media

We have been featured in the media three times recently… in the Edmonton Journal and in Metro Edmonton for the Alberta Book Publishers Fund… and in Quill and Quire for our Read Alberta eBook Project. Check them out!

Alberta Book Publishers Fund Proposal

Do You Love Alberta Books As Much As We Do? Alberta’s book publishers share Alberta’s stories with the world, we help Albertans learn from each other, and we strengthen Alberta’s community and economy. That’s why we think it’s a great idea for the Government of Alberta to invest in books as part of their Cultural

2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Open

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are awarded every year, with awards given out across 14 categories. Awards are open to books published by Alberta publishers. Jurors from across the country, and the publishing spectrum, adjudicate the

Read Alberta eBook Collection Officially Launched

This week the Read Alberta eBooks project launches on library websites across the province. Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) has partnered with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta to make over 1,000 Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. These eBooks can now be borrowed through the Cantook Station platform on

UpRoute Author Rich Theroux Profiled in the Calgary Herald

The Calgary Herald has profiled UpRoute Books and Media (an imprint of Lorene Shyba’s Durvile Publications) author and illustrator Rich Theroux in its “Our Town” series. Mr. Theroux runs an inner city art society whose costs he partially paid for with the royalties from his new adult colouring book Stop Making Art and Die. Read

New Western Canadian Author Podcast

Lisa Guenther in Saskatchewan has a new podcast for Western Canadian authors that she is seeking submissions from publishers for.  Read her letter to publishers here.

Edmonton Best Seller List 20161221

Download the .pdf of the bestseller list here: Edmonton Bestseller-List-20161221 . Or check it out on our partners’ blogs at or

‘Read Alberta eBooks’ library collection coming in 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that the BPAA has partnered with the Government of Alberta to make 1,130 Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Public Library Services Branch (PLSB), has invested over $200,000 in this groundbreaking project. The first of its kind in Canada, the collection represents 24 BPAA member publishers.