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Congratulations to Tamas Dobozy, Winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize for Fiction

Congratulations to Tamas Dobozy, who won the Rogers Writers’ Trust for Fiction Prize this week for his short story collection Siege 13 (Thomas Allen Publishers). The prize is worth $25,000. Siege 13 is a collection of interconnected short stories about the Second World War siege of Budapest and its survivors. Tamas Dobozy is also the author of Last Notes: […]

The End of Bookshelves and Meaning

Have you noticed lately that the apartments of some of the people you wind up dating are void of books? You may find yourself frantically searching for some insight into their interests only to find empty shelves and walls. It seems that gone are the days of shelves filled with DVDs, CDs, records, and books. […]

Some Insider Secrets About the Book Publishing Industry in Canada

I want to let you in on a secret. Well, a few secrets about the publishing industry in Canada. The publishing industry in Canada is a small, slightly incestuous industry. So be careful what you say and to whom, and be careful whom you start a romantic relationship with. Your job and future job prospects […]

Useful Associations

Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) Book Publisher’s Association of Alberta (BPAA) Association of Manitoba Book Publishers (AMPB) The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) Canada Councils for the Arts Canadian Book Professionals’ Association BookNet Canada  

The Future of Publishing

Check out this article on the future of book publishing in China from The Guardian UK entitled Has China Found the Future of Publishing? Also from The Guardian: Why Trailblazing Amazon Should Take on the Publishing Establishment. The future of publishing in India and other developing nations is a hot topic right now. Read this […]

So You Want to Be a Publicist?

From creating author itineraries to planning book events, we’ll breakdown the myth of the frazzled publicist. Stay tuned! Here is a sneak peak. Publicists are in charge of: writing galley letters and press releases planning authors tours and events escorting authors to events, readings, and interviews working closely with sales and marketing teams contacting media […]

Check Out this Great New Ebook Series!

A Very Brief History of the Publishing Industry is the first title in a new ebook mini series on the publishing industry in the English-speaking world. Starting from the buying and publishing patterns pre-World War II, the authors trace the development of corporate houses and multinationals, the birth of new formats to the rebirth of indie publishing […]

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