THE WRITERS’ UNION OF CANADA’S 25TH ANNUAL SHORT PROSE COMPETITION The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Jo Hatherly has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 25th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “Running in Circles.” In addition, the Union will … Read more

Access Copyright Statement on Copibec/Laval University Settlement Agreement

Access Copyright applauds Copibec and Laval University on reaching a settlement agreement that, once approved by the courts, will deliver an amicable conclusion to litigation between the two organizations. We are encouraged by the decision Copibec and Laval have made to resolve their differences surrounding content licensing and fair dealing. This will greatly benefit both … Read more

Study: Canada’s policy on foreign control in the book industry is ineffective

MONTREAL, QUEBEC—(June 6, 2018)—On the occasion of its 2018 Annual General Meeting, today the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) released Net Benefit: Canada’s Policy on Foreign Investment in the Book Industry. This longitudinal study commissioned by the association’s membership in 2017, was sparked by renewed public discussion in 2017 around the sale of McClelland and Stewart to … Read more

ACP to Honour Access Copyright at 2018 AGM

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(May 22, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is pleased to announce that Access Copyright will be presented with honorary lifetime membership at the association’s upcoming Annual General Meeting. Since 1988, Access Copyright (formerly CANCOPY) has worked on behalf of Canadian publishers and creators to license their work to the education, government, and corporate … Read more

Announcing 2018 Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award Winners!

The votes are in! Over 250,000 children have participated in the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) annual Forest of Reading program and have helped to choose the best Canadian authors and illustrators of our time. The following awards were presented today at the Toronto Festival of Trees, a “rock star concert for authors” hosted at the … Read more