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About the BPC

The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

The Book and Periodical Council is the umbrella organization for Canadian associations that are or whose members are primarily involved with the writing, editing, translating, publishing, producing, distributing, lending, marketing, reading and selling of written words. See Programs and Services.

One of the primary goals of the Book and Periodical Council is to function as a forum for its member associations to network, identify common goals and coordinate action to benefit the Canadian writing and publishing industry.

Our members represent approximately 6,000 individuals and 5,500 firms and institutions.

Take a look at our history and achievements, our structure and administration, and a list of our publications.