BPAA partners with the Alberta government to launch the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the launch of the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection on library websites across Alberta. This trailblazing collection was made possible through ongoing funding from the Government of Alberta’s Public Library Services Branch. This significant digital repository brings together over 200 titles from publishers in

2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Open for Submissions

The 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be accepting submissions beginning on January 2, 2019 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: the Mel

Holiday Office Closures

Please note the BPAA office will be closed December 21-January 1. We will reopen for regular business hours as of January 2, 2019. Happy holidays, and have a wonderful new year!

Indigenous Mentorship Program

Members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta are hoping to work with Indigenous people interested in learning more about book publishing. They have funding from the Alberta Media Fund to coordinate five mentorships, each one week in length. Application deadlines will be December 31, 2018 and February 28, 2019. More information and application instructions

Read Alberta Books December 2018

Read Alberta Books is a collective marketing effort of the book publishers of Alberta which is administered by the BPAA and sponsored by the Department of Canadian Heritage and Alberta Views Magazine. The Ads appear in Alberta Views several times a year and feature the newest titles from BPAA member publishers. Our full and supporting

Kieran Leblanc on Attending Buchmesse 2018

It was a whirlwind week at the Frankfurt Book Fair, full of meetings, tours, events and nearly 80,000 steps to covering 56km of the Fair delivering our Alberta/B.C. catalogues to the German and other publishers who are in attendance. It’s been an eye-opening experience seeing the vastness and all encompassing participation in this Fair by

Freehand Books and Frontenac House nominated for GG Awards

The Canada Council for the Arts Governor General’s Literary Awards releases the list of finalists in seven categories for both official languages and for readers of all ages. Congratulations to Freehand Books and Frontenac House for their nominations in nonfiction (Homes: A Refugee Story) and poetry (This Wound is A World). Best of luck when

USMCA Maintains Cultural Industry Exemption

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) congratulates the Government of Canada on this week’s announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). After more than a year of negotiations, the agreement maintains the cultural exception first established in the 1988 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, and continued under the North American Free Trade

The Literary Landscape of Western Canada (Catalogue)

Canada has been declared the Guest of Honour country for the Frankfurter Buchemasse in 2020, and Canadian publishers are excited for this opportunity to showcase their books to the world. To introduce the Western Canadian book market the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) and Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) have created

I Value Canadian Stories

The I Value Canadian Stories initiative includes a new video series featuring Canadian creators discussing their work, why they love it and also sharing how 2012 changes to the Copyright Act have significantly impacted creator incomes, and their ability to continue creating Canadian content. Watch all the videos on the I Value Canadian Stories YouTube