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Previewing our newest print issue

The April 2007 issue of Quill & Quire will appear in stores and in subscribers’ mailboxes over the next week or so. It includes a profile of Toronto novelist Cordelia Strube, a Special Report on Book Design, the Kids’ Announcements (listing all Canadian children’s books to be published this spring), and more. Plus our feature on Simon & Schuster Canada‘s plans to boost their presence in the Canadian market.

Learn more about the issue after the jump, and go here for subscription information.

In the April 2007 issue of Q&Q

Inconvenient truths
Cordelia Strube’s black comedy confronts the anxieties of modern life – whether publishers like it or not

Thinking like publishers
They don’t release any books here, but Simon & Schuster is getting more Canadian all the time

Looking for better book covers
Plus: Up and coming designers, and more in the Special Report on Book Design

Children’s Spring Announcements
Your complete guide to more than 300 kids’ books for spring



  • One severed partnership, two books
  • Catherine Kidd’s debut novel lost in gestation
  • The reclusive Sky Gilbert
  • Madison Press’s new niche
  • Quill at large: Charles Taylor Prize pics and more
  • Snapshot: Orca co-owner Andrew Wooldridge
  • In the Works: Richard B. Wright, Rachel Manley, and more


  • Indie bookselling franchise gone, but name lives on
  • Editing pictures: when old-school editorial practices meet new storytelling forms
  • Highlights from Q&Q Omni


  • Closeup: up and coming designers
  • The joys of DIY imagery
  • Changing covers, changing times
  • When good type goes bad


  • Effigy by Alissa York
  • Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet by Joanne Proulx
  • Brother Dumb by Sky Gilbert
  • Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and poetry


  • In My Backyard by Margriet Ruurs and Ron Broda
  • The Thrilling Life of Pauline de Lammermoor and The Mysterious Adventures of Pauline Bovary by Edeet Ravel
  • Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and picture books


Collecting history: author Ted Barris on a hidden source of historical secrets