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

BPAA COVID-19 Response: Resource Page

The BPAA will be maintaining a resource page with relevant information about the impacts COVID-19 is having on Alberta, Canada, and the publishing industry in general. You can see more here, and we will be updating this daily as important updates or changes are made. If you have any questions or information to add, please

BPAA COVID-19 Response: Office Closure

Please be advised that the Book Publishers Association of Alberta office will be closed until further notice as we participate in the effort to slow community spread of COVID-19. Staff will be working from home and will continue our work on regular programs and projects. We will make every effort to respond to inquiries in a timely

2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Open for Submissions

The 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be accepting submissions beginning on January 2, 2020 in the following categories: Book of the Year: Children and Young Adult, Learning, Scholarly and Academic, the Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry, Speculative Fiction, Trade Fiction, and Trade Non-Fiction. Book Design: Book Cover, Book Design, Illustration. Industry Awards: Mel Hurtig