Imajin Books publisher Cheryl Tardif has acquired world rights to Kristina Stanley’s new novel, Look the Other Way.
Tidewater Books in Sackville, New Brunswick, is expanding to take over the entire 2,000-square-foot storefront it shared with The Crofter Gifts & Toys.
The Book Publishers Association of Alberta and the Alberta Municipal Affairs Public Library Services Branch have teamed up to offer more than 1,000 ebooks for free to the province’s readers.
The Cooke Agency will represent all rights for Robert Munsch’s classic 1986 picture book Love You Forever, on behalf of Bob Munsch Enterprises.
The Cooke Agency has hired senior literary assistant Paige Sisley full-time, while Cooke International has hired Hana El Niwairi in the position of rights assistant.
The Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library has a long association with children’s literature. Its origins date back to 1922, when the Boys and Girls House Library, the first library in the British Empire aimed exclusively at children, opened. The Boys and Girls House was replaced in 1995 by a new branch, named for Smith, who headed the TPL’s children’s services for 40 years.
McClelland & Stewart senior editor Anita Chong has acquired Canadian English-language rights to a new novel by 2016 Canada Reads finalist Saleema Nawaz.
The Canadian Publishers’ Council has relocated.
Five Rivers Publishing editor Sara Firmani has acquired Peterborough, Ontario, author Tanah Haney’ science-fiction novel, Fractal Theory.
Politics were on everyone’s mind at this year’s Association of Writers & Writing Programs’s annual conference and book fair.
Harlequin editor Michelle Meade has acquired world rights to a domestic suspense novel by Oakville, Ontario, author Hannah McKinnon.
Simon & Schuster Canada vice-president and editorial director Nita Pronovost and editor Brendan May have acquired a memoir by Tima Kurdi.
Chicago independent press Sourcebooks has acquired world English-language rights to Winnipeg writer Isabelle Ronin’s Chasing Red, which was Wattpad’s most-read story of 2016 with more than 126 million views.
Orca Book Publishers has seen much success with its fundraising efforts to aid refugee resettlement agencies.
More than 75 literary agents, including three Torontonians, have joined an open submission call for Muslim writers.
Sina Queyras has confirmed the return of Lemon Hound, the online literary journal she originally launched as single-author blog in 2005.
Pyr Books has acquired a futuristic cop drama by K.R. Richardson.
After revisiting Timothy Findley’s breakout novel, 1977’s The Wars, for one of her books, Vancouver scholar Sherrill Grace discovered there wasn’t enough information on the Canadian novel (or its author) to satisfy her curiosity.
New deals for Mariko Tamaki and Kristine Scarrow.
London, Ontario’s regional book-buying fair finished its first event of 2017 this week.
The second Bookmanager Academy will take place in Kelowna, B.C., from June 8–11.
When Steve Brown took over as president and CEO of Nelson Education last September, he set an ambitious three-month goal to transform Canada’s largest educational-publishing company – a goal he believes he has accomplished.
Indigo Books & Music is reporting a 4.5 per cent increase in revenue for its third quarter.
Candlewick Press will publish a new picture book by Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett called The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse.
House of Anansi Press has announced that Toronto poet Kevin Connolly has come on board as poetry editor, replacing outgoing editor Damian Rogers.