Freehand Books is set to publish former UBC creative writing chair Keith Maillard’s new novel, Figure 1 partners with GlucksteinDesign for its founder’s first title, and Roz Nay’s psychological thriller sells in Poland.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside will now distribute for Manor-House Publishing and teNeues Publishing Company.
Vancouver’s Arsenal Pulp Press has teamed up with one of its authors, Vivek Shraya, to found a new literary imprint that will focus on publishing and supporting young writers of colour.
The IFOA’s Toronto Lit Up initiative is helping to foster and support emerging Toronto writers with a new anthology from BookThug.
Fiona Lucas and Nathalie Cooke on their new book, Catharine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide: Cooking with a Canadian Classic.
Quill & Quire’s 2017 Books for Young People fall preview.
The world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore lives again.
Toronto children’s publisher Kids Can Press has announced that it will be adapting award-winning webseries Carmilla into a YA novel under the KCP Loft imprint in spring 2019.
Today’s book deals.
Mary Ann Blair has joined the Iguana Books team as the Toronto press’s publisher.
At the age of 57, Avie Bennett could have started winding down an immensely successful career to retire comfortably on the millions he’d made developing shopping plazas. Instead he became a Canadian book publisher.
Canadian food writing has come into its own, despite the lack of a homegrown Anthony Bourdain or Ruth Reichl. Three authors share their insights into the country’s culinary prose.
Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal has sold in Vietnamese, Jaspreet Singh’s Chef has sold in Arabic, and Don Thompson’s The Supermodel and the Brillo Box has sold in Ukrainian.
New Zealand–based Cloud South Films has acquired film rights to Canadian environmental activist and former Greenpeace vice-president Varda Burstyn’s 2005 eco-thriller Water Inc.
Rob Philpott will serve as Hachette Book Group Canada’s new marketing director.
The Transatlantic Agency has announced that effective July 14, Megan Philipp will serve as executive assistant to Samantha Haywood.
The Woodbridge Farm Writers’ Retreat is expanding its activities to include book publishing.
Claire Cameron’s 2017 novel The Last Neanderthal has sold in the Czech Republic, while the Toronto author’s 2014 novel The Bear has sold in Italy.
A group of industry organizations have launched an inaugural conference to discuss best practices for acquiring, editing, and publishing Indigenous stories in Canada.
Mastermind Toys has announced the biggest expansion in its history, with at least 11 new stores slated to open across the country this year.
Author and University of New Brunswick English professor Robert Gray is adapting his sophomore short-story collection Entropic (NeWest Press) to film.
What do you do when writing seems to become harder, not easier, as your career moves forward?
Penguin Canada has acquired Samra Habib’s memoir about being a queer Muslim.
HarperCollins has announced a number of executive personnel changes in line with a new international strategy that includes “ambitious foreign language growth plans.”
Bookmanager Academy, the professional development and networking event for independent booksellers and other members of the industry, will hold its second instalment June 8–11 in Kelowna, B.C.