Book Summit 2015 – The Story at the Centre: Making, Marketing and Managing our Content

On June 25th at beautiful Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto, professionals from across the publishing industry gathered for Book Summit 2015—throughout the day, we shared a round of engaging conversations about contemporary trends in book publishing. Our conference hashtag, #bksummit15, started trending early on, garnering some nice shout-outs (thanks Quill and Quire!).   Full house … Read more

Canadian Authors Association announces 2015 winners of Canadian Authors Literary Awards

>>From the Canadian Authors Assocation June 14, 2015 – The Canadian Authors Association is thrilled to announce the Canadian Authors Literary Awards winners for 2015. Introduced in 1975, these awards continue the association’s long tradition of honouring Canadian writers who achieve excellence without sacrificing popular appeal. The 12 finalists were selected from almost 300 nominations. … Read more

The League of Canadian Poets announces winners of 2015 Raymond Souster Award, Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards, and Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award

>>From the League of Canadian Poets Toronto, June 2, 2015: The League of Canadian Poets revealed the winners of the 2015 Raymond Souster Award, the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards, and the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 30, at a joint conference presented by the LCP and the … Read more

Type Books is the 2014 Magazines Canada Retailer of the Year

>>From Magazines Canada JUNE 02, 2015 – Ontario’s Type Books has been named Magazines Canada’s Retailer of the Year for 2014. A neighbourhood bookstore on bustling Queen Street West in Toronto, Type opened in April 2006 at a time when few other bookstores were starting up. The store has been devoted to magazines from a wide array … Read more

Devaluing Creators, Endangering Creativity report released by TWUC

>>From The Writers’ Union of Canada The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has released today a summary report from its latest income survey of Canadian writers. Devaluing Creators, Endangering Creativity contains the very bad news that writers in Canada are making 27% less from their writing than they were making in 1998 (when last surveyed to this … Read more