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"Guardedly optimistic” is a phrase publishers are using to describe their reaction to the announcement that Reed Exhibition Companies Canada plans to buy the Canadian Booksellers Association convention and trade show. They have good reason ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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We’re here!Bravo on covering a topic that has been largely ignored: minorities in publishing (May 2000). I thought Anita Lahey did an admirable job of tackling a sensitive subject, and I loved the cover art. ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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The central branch of Richmond Public Library loans its four SoftBook readers for a two-week period, with no renewals and an overdue fine of $5 per day. (Initially, patrons were asked to leave a credit ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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Author of the YearAlistair MacLeodBonnie BurnardWayne JohnstonFirst-time Author of the YearLinden MacIntyreDonna MorrisseyAndrew PyperLifetime Achievement (Author)Alistair MacLeodMargaret AtwoodTimothy FindleyFiction Book of the YearA Good House, Bonnie Burnard (HarperCollins Canada)No Great Mischief, Alistair MacLeod (McClelland & ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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Publishers are still exploring revenue-generating strategies for their online reference titles. Encyclopaedia Britannica has adopted a two-pronged strategy based on two separate web sites. Britannica.com is a free consumer site that includes the encyclopedia text only. ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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The oddest pattern emerged among the winning publishers at this year’s B.C. Book Prizes, held Apr. 29 in Vancouver: no established B.C.-based press won gold. Toronto scooped three, thanks to winning books from Owl (Vivien ... Read More »

October 8, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Fenntastic!I want to thank Harold Fenn for his response to my letter regarding Fenn’s minimum order policy. I congratulate Mr. Fenn and H.B. Fenn in their commitment to small independent booksellers like myself and their ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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To launch last year’s inaugural National Poetry Month, the League of Canadian Poets created a poster featuring a winged man seated on a globe, holding an oversized pencil. This year, the look is decidedly more ... Read More »

October 8, 2003

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If pressed, some booksellers say they would consider non-returnable orders for a hefty extra discount.Holly McNally of Winnipeg’s McNally Robinson Booksellers cites a figure of 65%. Richard King of Paragraphe Books in Montreal says he’d agree ... Read More »

October 7, 2003