Programs

Alberta Books for Schools

Alberta Books for Schools is an upcoming catalogue and online database featuring Alberta-published books matched to the Alberta K-12 curriculum.

Alberta Book Publishers Fund Proposal

The BPAA is advocating for the provincial government to invest in Alberta’s book publishers. Read our proposal and get informed.

Alberta Reads Provincial Book Club

As of November 2021, the Alberta Reads Book Club has been discontinued. Past shortlists and winners are available through the link above.

Annual Conference

From digital publishing to volleyball, join us for our annual conference, where publishers from across Alberta gather to hear the latest industry developments.

Awards

Each year the Alberta Book Awards celebrate excellence in publishing in the province. Read about guidelines, past shortlists and winners.

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.

Professional Development

Register for publishing workshops and sessions.

Read Alberta Books Ads

This online and print marketing campaign profiles Alberta-published books. Browse a selection of recent books published in the province.

Read Alberta Catalogue

Created to celebrate the many wonderful books that tell Alberta’s Story, the Read Alberta catalogue is a collection of books published by Alberta publishers during the current year.

Read Alberta eBooks project

We’ve partnered with the Alberta government to make Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. Borrow them online from your local library.

Read Alberta Website

Spearheaded by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta,  Read Alberta is a website where Alberta’s readers, authors, publishers, booksellers, and libraries can connect, support, and learn more about one another.

Resources

Alberta Bestseller List

Check out our weekly bestseller list for Alberta. The Bestseller List is compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta from information provided by BookNet Canada’s national sales tracking service, BNC SalesData.

Edmonton Bestseller List

Check out our weekly bestseller list for the Edmonton region.

Diversity and Inclusion Reading List

In an effort to stand in solidarity with the people all across North America opposing racism against black people, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) have assembled a reading list of relevant books, articles, and essays.

We are committed to working towards greater inclusivity within our industries through fair representation of Black, Indigenous, and other racialized people, and to amplifying and listening to voices that have too often been silenced.

Accessible Digital Publishing Resources

Many readers with print disabilities struggle to access books because, these days, most books are not created with them in mind.

The BPAA is committed to increasing the accessibility of Alberta books for readers, including those with print disabilities. Through the Accessible Digital Publishing Initiative, the BPAA is supporting member publishers to create increasingly accessible catalogues. Here, we provide a list of resources for publishers to learn about accessible digital publishing and born-accessible books.

Members Only Resources

This password protected page hosts resources geared towards current members of the BPAA. Please contact our office if you need the access information.

Newsletter

View current and back issues of the biweekly newsletter for the BPAA, and subscribe to our newsletter email list.

Getting published

Read about manuscript submissions, ISBNs, copyright, children’s books and other information on getting published in Alberta.

Publishing Resources

Access podcasts and other digital resources on the book publishing industry.

The Literary Landscape Of Western Canada

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) and the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) came together to produce this catalogue, highlighting the achievements of Alberta and BC book publishers in preparation for Frankfurt 2020.

The Writing Stick Conference

“The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories” conference took place June 8 to 10, 2017 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. It fostered conversations on editing and publishing Indigenous stories and writers. The conference website is still accessible at the link above, and features resources and recorded presentations from the event.