Professional Development

The BPAA offers seminars and workshops that inform our members about new developments in publishing, technology and management. Our PD program is also open to non-members who are interested in learning about book publishing.

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Professional Development Events

December 9, 2020: kinisitohtên cî: Do you understand? : Moving beyond colonialism in editing

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: kinisitohtên cî: Do you understand? : Moving beyond colonialism in editing, presented by Chelsea Vowel. For generations, Indigenous authors have been forced to reshape their words and stories to be legible to a non-Indigenous audience. Increasingly this practice is shifting as Indigenous

Workshop: Fostering Inclusive and Respectful Workplaces

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, with the support of the Alberta Cultural Industries Association, are pleased to present a workshop on fostering inclusive and respectful workplaces. This half-day workshop will help participants build awareness about the importance of creating safe workplaces, and how to promptly and proactively address

Intro to Audiobook Production with David Caron (ECW Press)

Whether it’s licensing titles to other publishers or producing audiobooks yourselves, this workshop will give you detailed information on how it’s done. We’ll cover working with your authors, licensing publishers, narrators, studios and more, as well as marketing and distribution. Some of the topics to be discussed: How the audiobook production process works and what

Registration Open for 2018 BPAA Conference and Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Book Publishers Association of Alberta Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held September 14 and 15 2018 at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta. The conference provides an opportunity for Alberta book publishers to meet, network, and develop their professional skills. Registration is now open through Eventbrite. Conference registration includes: access to

March 9, 2018: Professional Development – Gregory Younging – Elements of Indigenous Style

Elements of Indigenous Style offers Indigenous writers and editors—and everyone creating works about Indigenous Peoples—the first published guide to common questions and issues of style and process. Everyone working in words or other media needs to read this import ant new reference, and to keep it nearby while they’re working. The Book Publishers Association of

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