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Here are some general guidelines (and caveats) for authors considering contract offers from publishers:1 Get professional advice from an agent, or someone specializing in publishing contracts. While an author may choose to sign a less ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Predicting what will sell has always been central to determining which manuscripts will be published. With literally hundreds of thousands of titles on the shelves, it is no wonder that forecasting what will sell is ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Forced outYour news piece about the opening of a TERLA office in Toronto (Nov. 1998) hits me very close to home. I have recently ended 10 years of writing a birding column in the Victoria ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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• Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy, a new Alliance/Atlantis and Milestone TV show based on the memoirs of B.C. cattle rancher Richmond Hobson Jr., debuts on CBC the first week of February. McClelland & ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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The Vancouver bookselling community lost a venerable member with the death on Oct. 17 of David Hunter Duthie, of Duthie Books in Vancouver. He died of pancreatic cancer at age 77. Duthie’s was founded by ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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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