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In the September Q&Q

Step right up, folks, the September 2007 issue of Quill & Quire is out now. It features a cover profile of author Elizabeth Hay, whose new novel is set in a Yellowknife CBC station in the 1970s; a look at how publishers are marketing books on Facebook and other social networking sites; a closeup look at the buyers for the country’s biggest non-traditional book retailers; the Fall Announcements, listing close to 1,000 fall adult titles; and reviews of more than 50 new books, including ones by Douglas Coupland, Susan Juby, Will Ferguson, Deborah Ellis, Michael Winter, Deirdre Baker, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, David Davidar, Richard Scrimger, and more. The full table of contents can be seen after the jump.

In the September 2007 issue of Q&Q:

The spirit of radio
Elizabeth Hay takes to the airwaves in her new novel

Marketing by the Facebook
Web 2.0 keeps offering new ways to tout books on the cheap

Betting big
Meet Canada’s volume buyers, who bring books to unlikely places

Fall Announcements
The complete fall season – nearly 1,000 titles in 36 categories


When publishers write: David Davidar’s worlds collide

When Eric met Deborah: Two kidlit stars team up for new novel

When Germany met James: Midnight Cab’s second chance

When Bob met Alice: Munro’s big break

Cover to Cover: King of the Lost and Found

Snapshot: Goose Lane Editions’ Bethany Gibson

Deals Corner: John Vaillant, Lee Gowan, Peter Darbyshire, and more

Quill at Large: Pashley’s farewell and Wiley’s happy anniversary

Local Buzz: Bring Me My Father’s Body


Marketing by the Facebook

Lessons learned from BOOKED!

Highlights from Q&Q Omni


The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland

Spanish Fly by Will Ferguson

The Culprits by Robert Hough

In and Down by Brett Alexander Savory

Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and poetry


Please, Louise by Frieda Wishinsky and Marie-Louise Gay

Very Serious Children by Caroline Adderson

Becca at Sea by Deirdre Baker

Sacred Leaf by Deborah Ellis

Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and picture books


Presented by Q&Q and BookNet Canada


Christine Walde didn’t intend to be a YA author, but she’s getting used to it