Canadian independent publishers call for review of sale of Simon & Schuster to Bertelsmann/Penguin Random House

November 25, 2020 — The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is calling on the Competition Bureau and the Department of Canadian Heritage to review the pending sale of Simon & Schuster (S&S) to Bertelsmann, parent company of Penguin Random House (PRH). The $2 billion (USD) deal would create a behemoth in the global publishing industry … Read more

Canadian Book Industry Virtual Town Hall / Assemblée publique virtuelle de l’industrie canadienne du livre

(le français suit) Canadian Book Industry Virtual Town Hall: Share your recovery measure ideas with Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault Moderated by the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and l’Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) Canadian Heritage, in collaboration with ACP and ANEL, invites the Canadian publishing industry to a virtual … Read more

ACP to honour publisher Margie Wolfe and bookseller Sharon Budnarchuk with annual award

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is pleased to announce that Margie Wolfe, president and publisher of Second Story Press, will receive the 2020 President’s Award. ACP is also delighted to award Sharon Budnarchuk, bookseller extraordinaire, with honorary lifetime membership in the association. President’s Award recipient Margie Wolfe has worked in publishing for forty years. … Read more

Canadian publishers call for copyright reform in the face of broken legal framework

April 29, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is frustrated and disappointed by the Federal Court of Appeal’s April 22 decision related to the legal action between Access Copyright and York University. Though the Court confirmed the lower-court decision that fair dealing guidelines adopted by York do not meet the Supreme … Read more

World Book Day: Global writing, publishing, and bookselling sector calls for support in response to pandemic

April 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  On World Book and Copyright Day, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) joins the global book industry in calling on governments to support the sector through the implementation of economic stimulus packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The association is proud to join Canadian colleagues in endorsing a … Read more