Quill and Quire

by Q&Q Staff

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With its acquisition last year of Meakin & Associates, an Ottawa-based distributor of more than 30 publishers, Novalis Publishing became the major distributor of mainstream religious books in the Canadian market. The move bolstered the ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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While the public debate over the relative merits and drawbacks of Viagra reaches ever more outlandish heights – do wives really want the young buck they married to keep going and going; will older men ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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In a move intended to diversify its publishing program and reduce its reliance on trade bookstore sales, Quarry Press has teamed up with The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine to produce a series of naturopathic ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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A couple of mornings a week, Kevin Major puts aside his own writing and connects through the Internet with Writers in Electronic Residence (WIER), where he gives feedback to students from a dozen or so ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Imprint, TVOntarioTime slot: Sunday, 9-10 pmHost: Mary HynesWardrobe: Suburban twin sweater set, practical shoes, knee-length skirtSet: Overstuffed armchairs, big, fluffy throw pillows, fresco dapplingSpecial effect: Zoom-in on pages flippingOpening line: “Hi! I’m Mary Hynes. Welcome ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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One of canada’s leading publishing house bears his name. He’s been called the greatest publisher this country has ever seen. A maverick. The man who invented the concept of a book launch and book tour ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Overstating the case?In response to Tim Brandt’s letter decrying Penguin’s cross-promotion with Starbucks as an “evil” scheme (Sept., p. 3), I’d like to clarify some aspects of the promotion.First, Starbucks has not opened in Winnipeg, ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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• H.B. Fenn and Company has Rounders: A Screenplay and Rounders: A Novel, timed with the September release of the movie of the same name starring Matt Damon, John Malkovich, and Martin Landau. Fenn also ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Earth to Avie BennettI'm writing to express my concern over the recent actions of McClelland & Stewart regarding the sale of remainders to Chapters ("M&S remainder sale angers indies," Apr. 1999). For a publisher who ... Read More »

October 24, 2003