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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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• 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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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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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

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Gwendolyn MacEwen, the noted Toronto writer, achieved soaring critical success during her career, twice winning the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. But MacEwen earned little from her writing, and, upon her death in 1987, had ... Read More »

October 22, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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This “war” can be avertedRe: “The next copyright fight” (Aug. 1999)I was sorry to see that John Tooth’s “war” on copyright included an attack on Margaret Atwood.Creators and creators’ organizations are indeed grateful to Atwood ... Read More »

October 22, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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By now you will have noticed some striking changes in the design of Quill & Quire. From the moment we began planning this makeover several months ago, our guiding philosophy has been to make navigating ... Read More »

October 22, 2003 | Filed under: Book news, Industry news

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Empire builderWhen Larry Stevenson, a paratrooper turned management consultant, appeared on the book retail scene in 1994, the Canadian market consisted of two struggling mall chains tangling with a strong contingent of independents that represented ... Read More »

October 20, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Nationality is irrelevantRe: “Commitment cannot be counted” (Aug. 1999):Surely what is important about Canadian publishing is the access it provides Canadian authors and illustrators to the reading public, both domestic and foreign. Operating a publishing ... Read More »

October 20, 2003 | Filed under: Authors, Book news

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The oddest pattern emerged among the winning publishers at this year’s B.C. Book Prizes, held Apr. 29 in Vancouver: no established B.C.-based press won gold. Toronto scooped three, thanks to winning books from Owl (Vivien ... Read More »

October 8, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Classical scholars who are also Dr. Seuss fans have reason to celebrate this fall: A small Illinois publisher will release the first ever Latin edition of The Cat in the Hat. Cattus Petasatus, which literally ... Read More »

October 7, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Ross will lastI read with interest John Metcalf’s guest column in the July issue (“False idols”). Metcalf declares that Canadian readers are mostly inept when it comes to recognizing truly gifted writing. He asks who ... Read More »

October 7, 2003 | Filed under: Book news