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Nelvana at a glance

Founded: 1971 by then-York University students Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert, and British animator and designer Clive Smith.Offices: Nelvana employs… Read More »


• In September, Wesley Snipes stars in Blade, based on the Marvel Comics cartoon of the same name. Also due… Read More »

Privacy beyond the grave

Andrew Marvell and his Coy Mistress notwithstanding (“the Grave’s a fine and private place, /but none I think do there… Read More »

Pseudonyms for $200, Jim

When Chapters set out to develop a team of “master booksellers” to staff its growing roster of superstores, it didn’t… Read More »


Dummies overlookedOn behalf of IDG Books Worldwide, let me clarify a few points regarding our business in Canada (“How to… Read More »


• A European Commission investigation into the cross-border fixing of book prices in Germany, Austria, and the German-speaking part of… Read More »

Cover girls

If you thought pulp fiction romance was built on generic formulas, you’re right. But even formulas evolve. To celebrate its… Read More »

Lawrence Jackson

The Canadian writing community lost one of its staunchest supporters of authors’ rights when Newfoundland writer Lawrence “Larry” Jackson, 56,… Read More »