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In last month’s distribution survey, incorrect information from Westminster Books pertaining to orders placed with Raincoast Books and Random House of Canada led to Raincoast’s average delivery time being overstated and Random’s being understated. In ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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The literary gala is an unusual event. On these rare occasions, writers emerge from dark studies, put on presentable (for the most part) outfits, and venture into the company of their adoring fans – and, ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Many small presses struggle to make their books stand out during the crowded Christmas season, but Lynx Images attracted plenty of attention with Disaster Canada. Released in October 2000, the book sold close to 15,000 ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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For the second year in a row, Random House of Canada held court on the day after the trade show ended, running a day-long simulated sales conference for more than 40 independent booksellers. After an ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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It’s been almost a year since the terrorist attacks on the U.S., and fall lists reflect stock-taking and fresh perspectives as the first anniversary of 9-11 approaches. Books by journalist Bob Woodward and Rudy Giuliani ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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The BookManager1. No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand BulliesNaomi Klein, Vintage Canada2. Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert T. KiyosakiWarner Books/H. B. Fenn and Company3. 10 Secrets Revenue Canada Doesn’t Want You To Know, David ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Founded: 1971 by then-York University students Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert, and British animator and designer Clive Smith.Offices: Nelvana employs 500 in its Toronto animation studio, and at sales offices in Los Angeles, London, and ... Read More »

October 29, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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• A European Commission investigation into the cross-border fixing of book prices in Germany, Austria, and the German-speaking part of Switzerland has provoked an angry response from Germany’s booksellers and publishers. Librodisk, an Austrian retail ... Read More »

October 29, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Anatomy of a blurbAuthor: William BurrillClaim to fame: eye magazine columnistBook: Naked EyeBlurber: P. J. O’RourkeFirst contact between author and blurber: 1994. O’Rourke is in town promoting All the Trouble in the World. Burrill covers ... Read More »

October 29, 2003 | Filed under: Book news