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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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Publisher Amount of Percentage of contribution 2001 grant Beach Holme Publishers $15,245 39%Blizzard Publishing $8,298 50Cormorant Books $13,170 50Coteau Books $39,381 50Douglas & McIntyre $323,467 75ECW Press $68,052 50Garamond Press $12,391 43Goose Lane Editions $62,603 ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Buying for the computer book category is perilous work. Publishers issue scads of competing titles on a range of topics that rapidly go out of date. Richard Klinger has been buying books for Edmonton’s Computer ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Before taking the executive director post at The Writers’ Union of Canada in 1984, Penny Dickens was an organizer with the Ontario New Democratic Party for 14 years, during which time she also held the ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Writing, said Jules Renard, is the only profession in which one can make no money without looking ridiculous. During all the years I’ve spent trying not to look ridiculous, I’ve had to learn how to ... 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

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• The American Booksellers Association will no longer be publishing the American Bookseller, saying that the monthly magazine was not the most time-effective way to deliver its news. Instead ABA will beef up its weekly ... Read More »

October 29, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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An underdeveloped critiqueThe most dangerous reviewers are those with an agenda. And I haven’t run into a more classic case than the review by Carol Berger of Linda Spalding’s The Follow (Apr. 1998), in which ... Read More »

October 29, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Scott Baldwin, 29 Product manager, Chapters, Vancouver A part-time musician, Baldwin started work at The Book Company (now Chapters) in 1989 to pay the bills. It was supposed to be temporary, but the books took ... Read More »

October 28, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Speaking for kidsMaureen Garvie’s article, “Not just for children anymore” (Oct. 1998), has confirmed my growing suspicion that yet one more aspect of childhood – in this case, fine and suitable literature – is being ... Read More »

October 28, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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• Dell’s tie-in edition of Andrew Klavan’s True Crime,/I> comes out the second week of February, to coincide with the Warner Brothers screen version directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. A down-and-out reporter discovers that ... Read More »

October 28, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Frequently modern English words cannot be translated directly into Cree. In such cases, the Alberta Elders’ Cree Dictionary uses local or regional interpretations . For example:airport tohowin a landing placeapartment wîkowin a separated way of ... Read More »

October 24, 2003 | Filed under: Book news