Quill and Quire

by Q&Q Staff

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At the Canadian Booksellers Association convention last June, Nashville book-retail consultant Donna Paz offered a seminar on enhancing co-op revenues. Several tips emerged, suggested by booksellers, publishers, and Paz.• Brand your store with publishers. Each ... Read More »

October 20, 2003

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Nationality is irrelevantRe: “Commitment cannot be counted” (Aug. 1999):Surely what is important about Canadian publishing is the access it provides Canadian authors and illustrators to the reading public, both domestic and foreign. Operating a publishing ... Read More »

October 20, 2003 | Filed under: Authors, Book news

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Indigo is in the gameRe: “The Indigo Way” (Feb. 2000):Contrary to the impression made in John’s Lorinc’s article, Indigo has been effectively competing online with Chapters since late summer of 1999. In fact, in mid-December ... Read More »

October 16, 2003

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According to the ACP, the BPIDP program discourages mergers between Canadian-owned publishers in two ways. First, there’s a funding cap. If, for example, McClelland & Stewart (which received $637,500 in BPIDP funds in 1998-99) were to ... Read More »

October 16, 2003

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When Jack Stoddart and the partners at Macfarlane Walter & Ross announced in January the sale of MWR to McClelland & Stewart, they neglected to reveal one important piece of information: the price.How much did ... Read More »

October 16, 2003

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Speaking up for SomervilleRe: “Landlord sues Somerville,” (Dec. 1999):Admittedly, many of the actions of Somerville House deserve close scrutiny. I would not attempt to defend their confusing finances. But at some point, someone somewhere has ... Read More »

October 16, 2003

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What a bust! With few reported incidents of computer-related Y2K problems, most booksellers are planning to pack up their remaining inventory and send it back by the boxload. But not everyone’s convinced the problem’s completely ... Read More »

October 16, 2003