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Coming soon to a newsstand or mailbox near you is the October 2007 issue of Quill & Quire. Our cover story is a profile of Cape Breton writer D.R. MacDonald. The issue also looks at the remainders market (and some publishers’ concerns about it); the battle over online supremacy in Canada; how BookNet sales stats are changing the business; and how the International Festival of Authors is coping with change. Also look for the fall children’s announcements, listing biblio data for all fall kids’ books, and reviews of close to 50 new books, including ones by M.G. Vassanji, David Adams Richards, David Gilmour, Anna Porter, Tim Bowling, Rona Maynard, Naomi Klein, Christopher Paul Curtis, Sean Dixon, Dave Bidini, and more. The full table of contents is after the jump.

In the October 2007 issue of Q&Q:

Homing instinct
D.R. MacDonald grew up American, but Cape Breton has a hold on his fiction

The trouble with bargain books
Why some remainder stores have publishers irritated

Inside the IFOA today
Canada’s premier reading fest is thinking big and coping with change

Children’s Announcements
The complete list of fall kids’ titles



  • Tim Bowling’s sense of place
  • The Torontonians: Rebirth of a novel
  • The Carol Shields correspondence explosion
  • Battle of the icons: Jack Kerouac vs. Sir John A.
  • When titles get tweaked
  • Cover to Cover: The Silent Raga
  • Snapshot: Chris Houston of Tourmaline Editions
  • Deals Corner: Maggie Siggins and more
  • Quill at Large: Puff the Magic Dragon, Qetesh the falcon, and Britain’s tallest man
  • Local Buzz: Blessed


  • After the deluge: Five years after Amazon’s Canadian launch, the online market has settled into steady – if not exponential – growth
  • The numbers game: How BookNet sales figures are changing the rules – or starting to
  • Highlights from Q&Q Omni


  • Kasztner’s Train by Anna Porter
  • The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
  • Macdonald by Roy MacSkimming
  • Retrospective Review: A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille
  • Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and poetry


  • A Star for Christmas by Trisha Romance
  • Hanna Bear’s Christmas by Monica Devine and Shaun Cassidy
  • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and picture books

Presented by Q&Q and BookNet Canada

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September 13th, 2007

12:37 pm

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