A specialty committee comprising publishing industry professionals under the name Canada FBM2020 has been busy determining how Canada will best showcase its literary talent at what is considered the biggest annual event of the book world.
While Melanie Florence has written multiple works of fiction and non-fiction for children, the picture book genre is still new to her. It’s also where she’s having the greatest success.
When Andrew Wooldridge, publisher at Orca Book Publishers, heard Marie Wilson, a commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, speak at the annual general meeting for the Association of Canadian Publishers last year, an idea took root.
When people think about Canadian literature, dime-store pulp is not the first genre that comes to mind.
Canadian women crime and mystery writers Ausma Zehanat Khan, Janet Kellough, Anne Emery, R.M. Greenaway, Alice Walsh, and Maureen Jennings.
Each month, Canadian library staff vote for their favourite upcoming books, via BookNet Canada’s Loan Stars readers-advisory program and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council.
On the weekend of Oct. 11, downtown Toronto will be crawling with murder-minded visitors. But there’ll be no need to hide indoors: it’s simply time for Bouchercon, the annual world mystery convention.
Montreal graphica publisher Drawn & Quarterly opened its first designated children’s bookstore at the beginning of October, in honour of the tenth anniversary of its first store, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.
Vancouver’s Arsenal Pulp Press has announced that longtime editor Susan Safyan will be stepping down from her role with the company on Jan. 31, 2018.
Anyone who has ever wondered about the historical origins of the word “eh,” or why Canadians call a couch a “chesterfield,” will want to explore the new edition of a forgotten volume of Canadiana.
You don’t need to be a sleuth to see that the female takeover of crime fiction is almost complete.
Toronto entertainment production Entertainment One has partnered with Toronto-based online story-telling community Wattpad to adapt fan-fiction from the platform into feature film, TV, and virtual reality.
Winnipeg-based Great Plains Publications is catering to a new demographic of readers (as well as honouring its lost office dog) with Yellow Dog, an imprint dedicated to middle-grade fiction.
The book industry’s biggest event for literary rights acquisitions, the Frankfurt Book Fair, takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, Oct. 11–15.