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Popular western writer and social historian James Henry Gray died in a Calgary nursing home on Nov. 12. He was 92.Gray was born in Whitemouth, Manitoba in 1906. He quit school at 14 to work ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Scott Baldwin, 29 Product manager, Chapters, Vancouver A part-time musician, Baldwin started work at The Book Company (now Chapters) in 1989 to pay the bills. It was supposed to be temporary, but the books took ... Read More »

October 28, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Speaking for kidsMaureen Garvie’s article, “Not just for children anymore” (Oct. 1998), has confirmed my growing suspicion that yet one more aspect of childhood – in this case, fine and suitable literature – is being ... Read More »

October 28, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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ASSOCIATION FOR THE EXPORT OF CANADIAN BOOKS: Sylvie Lagacé has joined as administrative assistant, replacing Suzanne Denis. BOOK PUBLISHING INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (BPIDP): William Fizet, previously a senior officer with the Canadian Studies Program in ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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ASSOCIATION FOR THE EXPORT OF CANADIAN BOOKS: Sylvie Lagacé has joined as administrative assistant, replacing Suzanne Denis. BOOK PUBLISHING INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (BPIDP): William Fizet, previously a senior officer with the Canadian Studies Program in ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Breakwater Books has stopped offering its authors the standard 40% discount most Canadian writers receive when they purchase their own books from their publisher. Authors published by the Newfoundland press now pay the list price ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Ulysses, the Montreal-based travel guide publisher, distributor, and bookstore, will get an infusion of $400,000 from a Quebec agency to expand its operations internationally.The company’s sales outside Quebec currently represent 42% of its total sales, ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Roger Burford Mason, respected freelance journalist, publisher, and author, died on Oct. 4, shortly after the publication of his latest book, A Grand Eye For Glory. He was 54. Mason was born in England, where ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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If there’s a discernible trend in the religious book market, it may be the return to tradition. But it’s tradition with a twist. Authors are re-examining their religious roots, revisiting stories, rituals, and laws, and ... Read More »

October 28, 2003