Canadian Authors for Indies is seeing dwindling bookseller participation for its third annual event, taking place across the country on April 29.
Actress and filmmaker Sarah Polley will write and direct an adaptation of Zoe Whittall’s Scotiabank Giller Prize–shortlisted novel, The Best Kind of People.
April 24, 2017 at 04:42pm
HarperCollins editorial director of non-fiction Jim Gifford has acquired world rights to a memoir by Canadian Mental Health Association director Mark Henick.
April 24, 2017 at 04:39pm | Filed under: Deals
A new book sheds light on overlooked artists from the Labrador Inuit coastal region of Nunatsiavut.
April 24, 2017 at 03:06pm | Filed under: Industry News
Figure 1 Publishing has acquired Complete Plate, a cookbook for weight loss and weight maintenance by Calgary food blogger Lauren Klukas.
April 20, 2017 at 04:31pm | Filed under: Deals
“Without the commitment of an anchored local book page… B.C. publishers will have to compete even harder for visibility on the national media stage.”
April 20, 2017 at 03:13pm
Canadian presses and literary agents reflect on the 2017 Bologna Children’s Book Fair earlier this month.
Dundurn has acquired a non-fiction book of colourized photos and essays about Canada’s experience in the First World War.
April 18, 2017 at 05:20pm | Filed under: Deals
Effective May 1, UBC Press will no longer distribute Transaction Publishers.
April 18, 2017 at 03:16pm | Filed under: Agency/distribution changes
The numbers are as sobering as they are troubling.
April 17, 2017 at 04:53pm | Filed under: Industry News
The Vancouver Women’s Library was founded to fill a gap left more than a decade ago by the closure of Women in Print and the Vancouver Women’s Bookstore.
National book and gift sales agency Ampersand Inc. enjoyed double the celebrations for its recent 50th anniversary.
April 17, 2017 at 04:10pm | Filed under: Industry News
Two independent Canadian publishers are pointing to strong domestic programs, bestselling titles, and international focus as contributing to their successes over the past two years.
April 13, 2017 at 04:33pm | Filed under: Industry News
Rakuten Kobo’s recent acquisition of Vancouver startup Shelfie will help the e-reading platform bridge the gap between its customers’ print and digital book collections, says Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn.
April 13, 2017 at 12:17pm | Filed under: Industry News
Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley has optioned feature-film rights to Zoe Whittall’s bestselling 2016 novel, The Best Kind of People.
April 12, 2017 at 03:40pm
Effective June 1, Georgetown Publications will no longer distribute Quarry Press.
April 12, 2017 at 03:24pm
Erin Woodward stumbled by accident into her position as one of the most influential book-club organizers in the world.
April 12, 2017 at 12:01pm | Filed under: Industry News
Last month’s Arts in a Digital World Summit, hosted by the Canada Council for the Arts in Montreal, brought together more than 250 artists, producers, arts organizations, academics, and technologists.
April 10, 2017 at 03:42pm
Dundurn has acquired rights to Toronto broadcaster John Gallagher’s Big League Babble On.
April 7, 2017 at 05:08pm | Filed under: Deals
Drama and literature students and professors will now have digital access to 170 plays from Playwrights Canada Press
April 7, 2017 at 11:41am