Shortlist Announced for 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards

The shortlist for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards was announced today in Regina and Saskatoon. Congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors and publishers! We look forward to celebrating with all of you at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 28 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Tickets are now on sale!

Canada’s Education Sector Sues Access Copyright over Fair-Dealing Fees

Canada’s Education Sector Sues Access Copyright: Writers’ Union Calls It ‘an Outrageous Attack’

Call for Publishers: National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)

The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is a publicly-funded library of books in accessible formats for Canadians with print disabilities. If you haven’t heard about us before, we invite you visit our website,, or call us so we can introduce ourselves. We are hosted and operated by the BC Libraries Cooperative. NNELS is

eBound Canada Introduction to Findaway

eBOUND has signed an agreement with Findaway to distribute clients’ audiobooks to Findaway’s vendor partners. Findaway powers the audiobook category for a number of eBOUND’s existing vendor partners, including Scribd, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Follett, EBSCO, Odilo and Bibliotheca. Findaway also has an audiobook production studio called Voices, which publishers can use to

CANADA FBM2020 Rights Catalogue

Canada FBM2020 is assembling a rights catalogue for Frankfurt 2020. To be eligible to submit titles for the Canada FBM2020 Rights Catalogue, publishers must have an active and ongoing Canadian book publishing program, operated out of a Canadian office have completed at least 12 months of operation as a book publisher have published at least

Ontario Announces ‘Canadian Books in Ontario Schools’ Funding

The Canadian Books in Ontario Schools Fund will support publishers in the creation of robust learning materials for established works of Canadian literature, and/or collective marketing activities that will ensure that educational professionals are aware of Canadian titles suitable for use in their classrooms. For more information please refer to the media release.  

New Read Alberta Books Ad in Alberta Views

Check out the new Read Alberta Books advertising feature on the back cover of this month’s Alberta Views magazine. Thanks to Alberta Views for being great supporters of the Alberta publishing industry. If you enjoy Alberta Views you can Subscribe today for $20.00 / year (limited time offer). The Read Alberta Books advertising features are designed by Natalie Olson

Pickle Me This goes to Edmonton

Kerry Clare, presenter at the 2017 BPAA Conference, shares her Edmonton experience with the world. Pickle Me This goes to Edmonton

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Announces New Director of Arts Development

The Arts Branch is pleased to announce that David Folk has accepted the position of Director, Arts Development. In this position, David will oversee grant funding programs for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA), and work with the AFA Board of Directors and Executive Director Jeff Brinton to ensure this funding has maximum impact

ACP welcomes the Government of Canada’s commitment to strong, domestic creative industries

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is pleased to see initiatives related to book publishing within the Government of Canada’s Creative Canada Policy Framework, which was released by Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly last week. Support for an effective and well-functioning copyright regime and continued support for the marketing and distribution of Canadian books