The Word on the Street, Canada’s annual book and magazine festival, takes place on Sunday, September 29, 2009 in Halifax, Kitchener, Toronto and Vancouver. For more information, visit www.thewordonthestreet.ca.
In 2004, Google announced publicly that it had entered into agreements with several major university libraries in the United States to digitize books in their holdings, giving as one reason that Googlers could view snippets of books that had been scanned and indexed.
The Canadian Authors Association (CAA) has partnered with BookTelevision to offer the CAA-BookTelevison Emerging Writer Award which is open to exciting new writers under the age of 30. The deadline for entries for this award is March 31, 2009. For more information, see www.canauthors.org.
Re: New Canadian requirements for wood packaging material from China
Effective September 1, 2009, a valid International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) stamp will be the only accepted treatment certification method for wood packaging. Phytosanitary Certificates from China for wood packaging material will no longer be accepted due to a high level of non-compliance.