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Everyone at the Frankfurt Book Fair was talking about e-books and electronic rights, but most publishers offered precious little evidence of a coherent strategy on the issue. Except for Bertelsmann. Here’s a company that in ... Read More »

January 27, 2004 | Filed under: Awards, Events

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Dave Striver loved the university — at least most of the time. Every now and then, without warning, a wave of…well, it was true: a wave of hatred rose up and flowed like molten blood ... Read More »

January 22, 2004 | Filed under: Awards

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With the proliferation of online information, is there any reason to still buy printed reference materials? Absolutely, says Toronto librarian Margaret Henry.“The tactile and visual pleasure that one gets from browsing through a big, beautiful ... Read More »

January 21, 2004 | Filed under: Awards

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Publishers often hire lawyers to vet biographies, memoirs, or books on contemporary politics for potential libel claims. Novels rarely receive such scrutiny. The unspoken – and dead wrong – assumption is that fiction is immune ... Read More »

January 21, 2004 | Filed under: Awards, Industry news

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The book business was around long before Jack Stoddart and will persist long after him, but in Canada it seems peculiarly associated with him. A distributor since the 1950s, and a publisher for almost 20 ... Read More »

January 14, 2004 | Filed under: Awards

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For George Brady, the publication of Hana’s Suitcase is bittersweet. The book raises horrific memories of the Holocaust, but also provides him with a long-awaited sense of resolution. “Now I can sleep at night,” he ... Read More »

January 14, 2004 | Filed under: Awards

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The June launch of Amazon.ca – and Canadian Heritage’s July decision not to review the move – represented a new hurdle for Indigo Books’ money-losing online division. But although many industry observers have pegged Amazon ... Read More »

January 12, 2004 | Filed under: Awards

By Jon Papernick

Jon Papernick’s first collection of stories, The Ascent of Eli Israel, is a subtle, chilling, and wistful “celebration” of the war-torn devastation and spiritual stoicism that afflicts modern-day Israel. These stories are raw, yet uncannily ... Read More »

January 9, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

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For the last couple of years, I have enjoyed the pleasure of performing with the Katari Group, an amateur troupe of Japanese Canadian storytellers in Toronto. Our infrequent performances are the fruit of evening and ... Read More »

January 8, 2004 | Filed under: Awards

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David Bennett, an agent with the Transatlantic Literary Agency, is looking for a way to ensure that his clients are paid their royalties in full and on time – every time royalty payments come due.You ... Read More »

January 8, 2004 | Filed under: Awards, Events