Registration for the Editors’ Association of Canada’s certification program now open

From the Editors’ Association of Canada

Get certified, get hired

Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Validate and affirm your editing skills? Help to elevate the status of editing and editors in Canada?

To succeed in today’s competitive job market, you need an edge over the competition. Certification demonstrates the highest level of editing expertise and is a powerful marketing tool for professional editors.

Make this the year you join the growing roster of certified editors.

Register now!

The proofreading and structural editing tests will be written on Saturday, November 15, 2014, in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax.

The copy editing and stylistic editing tests will be offered in November 2015.

Discover how certification can help your career. Register today.

EAC announces Lee d’Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award

From the Editors’ Association of Canada

Toronto, July 15, 2014—The Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) has announced that Saskatoon-based editor Michelle Boulton is the recipient of the 2014 Lee d’Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award.

Boulton, a founding member of the Saskatoon (now Saskatchewan) branch of EAC, began volunteering shortly after joining the association in 2001. She held many branch executive positions from 2001 to 2008, and served several terms on the national executive council as well, including as EAC president from 2009 to 2011. Boulton also participated in drafting the 2009 edition of EAC’s cornerstone publication, Professional Editorial Standards, and served as editor-in-chief of the association’s national magazine, Active Voice/Voix active.

“I have always believed that you only get out of an organization what you are willing to give,” says Boulton. “I volunteer for EAC because I feel some obligation to contribute to my professional organization, but also because of the tremendous rewards I get from it.”

“It has been a great professional development opportunity—as a freelancer, I have learned a lot from colleagues who have more—or different—experience than I do, and from (EAC’s) national office staff, who have a whole other set of skills and experience. I have made important professional connections, but, more importantly, I have made some amazing friends.”

Boulton has brought an imaginative vision to all her roles within EAC and has worked tirelessly to bring the association to higher and more professional levels. She is also committed to her freelance business, where she leads a team of experienced professionals to offer services from editing to design and layout.

Established in 2010, EAC’s President’s Award for Volunteer Service recognizes outstanding service to the organization by member volunteers. From among the nominations received for the President’s Award, one nominee is selected to receive the Lee d’Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award.

BookNet Canada releases three-part research report series, The Canadian Book Consumer 2013

from BookNet Canada

BookNet Canada has released a series of three research reports, The Canadian Book Consumer 2013, providing valuable insight into consumer book-buying patterns. In-Depth Reader Profiles examines the demographics and buying patterns of consumers purchasing specific genres of books. Book Purchases by Channel looks at how discovery channels impact buyers of different formats and whether buyers of print books and ebooks are influenced differently by particular marketing and publicity initiatives. And Digital Sales and Trends investigates how Canadians are finding, purchasing, and reading ebooks.

Buying any of the reports gets you a 25% discount on the others, and you can purchase the complete set for 30% off. For more information and to purchase, please visit www.booknetcanada.ca/consumer-studies.

To find BookNet Canada’s infographics with related report information, visit their board on Pinterest.

Retail Council of Canada announces return of Find-a-Bookstore

From the Retail Council of Canada.

It’s back: www.FindaBookstore.ca!

The communities that form around independent bookstores are a unique intersection of art, business, community and self-improvement, and play a vital role in keeping reading culture alive in Canada. The Find a Bookstore map tool exists to help connect these vital independent booksellers with the customers who are just waiting to discover them.

How can you help?

  1. Spread the word!
    • Help us promote Canada’s independent bookstores by sharing a link on your website, Facebook page or on Twitter (you can follow us @RCCCBABook and use the hashtag #findabookstore)
  2. Check the map for your favorite bookstores and let us know if anyone is missing!
  3. Point your friends, family, followers, customers and fellow booksellers to www.FindaBookstore.ca to find bookstores in their area. Remind them about how amazing local bookstores are, and how much fun they can be to visit on a bookish road trip.

We all love our bookstores and can’t wait to share that love with new people!

The Retail Council of Canada has a range of membership services available to bookstores. If you are interested in taking advantage of membership, or joining in support of your community bookstore, please visit retailcouncil.org/memberservices.

Tinlids Inc. Awarded Forest of Reading® Contract

from the Ontario Library Association

TORONTO, ON (June 25, 2014) – The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is pleased to announce that Tinlids Inc. has been awarded the contract as the official Forest of Reading® wholesaler, in response to an RFP process the OLA conducts every three years.

Tinlids is an independently-owned Canadian children’s and young adult book wholesaler dedicated to providing exceptional selection and acquisition expertise to Canadian schools and public libraries. Forest of Reading is an important program for the company and OLA is a valued partner.

“Forest of Reading has helped so many children and adults become engaged in reading!” says Maria Martella, Owner and Selection Manager of Tinlids. “We are thrilled and honoured to be the sponsor of such an important program. It brings everyone together – children, parents, teachers, library staff, authors, illustrators, and publishers, to celebrate the richness of Canadian books.”

As official wholesaler, Tinlids works closely with OLA staff and its members who develop and run the program. Currently, the Forest selection committees are in the process of reading and reviewing hundreds of Canadian books to develop the final lists that will be announced in October.

The Ontario Library Association offers eight programs that make up Forest of Reading and more than 250,000 readers participate each year. The programs celebrate Canadian books and authors and have a significant impact on the Canadian publishing industry for children’s books.

The program launches in October during Canadian Library Month and culminates in May at the Festival of Trees™ at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto that is often referred to as the Rock Concert of Reading.

Check out the Forest of Reading Facebook page and website.

About the Ontario Library Association: The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is a centre of excellence for the library and information sector, with nearly 5,000 members who work in public, school, academic and special libraries. OLA enables members to advocate for the right of individuals to have free and equitable access to information. Our members research, develop and participate in educational programs designed to provide exemplary library services. Signature OLA events include the annual Super Conference and the Forest of Read­ing® program. Follow us on Twitter @ONLibraryAssoc and like us on Facebook at Ontario Library Association.

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