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Following the sale of its present building, Stoddart Publishing is preparing to move editorial offices. According to vice-president of administration Paul Davidson, the move – to 895 Don Mills Road – will take place in ... Read More »

November 13, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Either Booker jurors are losing their fondness for obscure titles, or Canadian publishers are getting more prescient. In any case, fully five of the six titles on this year’s Booker Prize shortlist, announced in London ... Read More »

November 12, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Caught up in the tech boom of the late 1990s, Mike Moore was lured away from his 14-year career in publishing to pursue the seemingly endless opportunities of database marketing. And while we now know ... Read More »

November 11, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

By William Bell

Life isn’t easy for pre-teen Alma Neal and her widowed mother, Clara, whose measly part-time jobs sustain their hand-to-mouth existence. But Alma takes great comfort in her richly imaginative world – the books she reads, ... Read More »

November 11, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Hong Kong is so much in the news these days that I am drawn to a recent anthology edited by Andrew Parkin entitled From the Bluest Part of the Harbour: Poems from Hong Kong. But ... Read More »

November 7, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Alison Griffiths and David Cruise, the wife-and-husband writing partnership who have just published The Great Adventure: How the Mounties Conquered the West (reviewed this page), remember the first time they worked on a writing project ... Read More »

November 7, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Time, tide, and the printer wait for no one. When telling jokes and playing music, timing is crucial. And so it is with publishing reviews. We all want to read the reviews just as the ... Read More »

November 7, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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If you had asked me 10, or even five, years ago whether a donor’s corporate logo belonged on borrowers’ cards, I would have answered with a shocked and horrified “no.” Today, I am pleased to ... Read More »

November 7, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Faster publishers, fill! fill!To the editor:I read with interest and envy of Nicholas Hoare’s figures regarding the performance of Canadian publishers as distributors (“Law and orders,” Aug. 1996). His worst figure of two weeks is ... Read More »

November 7, 2003 | Filed under: Authors, Book news

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I recently accompanied my daughter’s Grade 4 class on their end-of-school trip. Instead of going bowling or to McDonald’s, her teacher, armed with a large box of garbage bags, organized an outing to a local ... Read More »

November 7, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Quill, for one, has always believed being the best is reward enough. But who were we to turn down an invitation to the Book Publishers Professional Association’s first annual Slushie Awards? Besides, there was the chance ... Read More »

November 6, 2003 | Filed under: Book news