Book Summit 2014 – IN BED WITH THE READER: Marketing Uncovered

On Thursday, June 19th, Humber College and the Book and Periodical Council, in association with IFOA, returned to Harbourfront Centre for another year’s successful Book Summit. This year, the theme among presentations, labs, and panels was “In Bed With the Reader: Marketing Uncovered,” and speakers looked at everything from bookbuying data to the cost of … Read more

Scientist Eric Marshall and Journalist Chris Turner are Joint Recipients of the 2014 Freedom to Read Award

via The Writers’ Union of Canada This year’s award calls attention to recent library closings The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) recognizes the work and accomplishments of scientist Eric Marshall and journalist Chris Turner with its 2014 Freedom to Read Award Eric Marshall, a retired biologist living in British Columbia, built a collection of over 200,000 books that became … Read more

CLA statement regarding federal government library consolidation and closure

via Canadian Library Association The Canadian Library Association (CLA), the national voice for Canada’s library communities, is troubled about budget cuts to Library and Archives Canada and federal government library services. There has been much public debate and discussion about these reductions and very little information forthcoming from the government. CLA wishes to participate in … Read more

Federal budget increases stability of funding to Canadian book publishers

via The Association of Canadian Publishers  The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes the stabilization of funding to the Canada Book Fund (CBF) in yesterday’s federal budget. The budget proposes making the $9 million supplementary portion of the fund, first introduced to the Department of Canadian Heritage budget in 2001, permanent beginning in April 2015. … Read more