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Keeping the field levelYour readers must be wondering what we at McClelland & Stewart did and said to bring down… Read More »

Just say no

Memo to the Bureau of Competition PolicyRe: Chapters/PegasusI understand that no one from the bureau attended the Chapters shareholders meeting… Read More »

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Granfield’s research was her ownI am writing to correct the errors in the review of Linda Granfield’s High Flight that… Read More »

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Nationality is irrelevantRe: “Commitment cannot be counted” (Aug. 1999):Surely what is important about Canadian publishing is the access it provides… Read More »

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Don’t be duped!Re: Varsity blues (Nov., p. 24):As manager of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Bookstore, I also feel… Read More »

The size of the prize

How much of the English-language trade retail book business in Canada does Chapters control? I’ve been exchanging lengthy correspondences on… Read More »

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Can this review be trusted?I am glad that Q&Q gave notice to my new book, Can God Be Trusted? Faith… Read More »

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Indigo is in the gameRe: “The Indigo Way” (Feb. 2000):Contrary to the impression made in John’s Lorinc’s article, Indigo has… Read More »

House for sale

When Jack Stoddart and the partners at Macfarlane Walter & Ross announced in January the sale of MWR to McClelland… Read More »

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Speaking up for SomervilleRe: “Landlord sues Somerville,” (Dec. 1999):Admittedly, many of the actions of Somerville House deserve close scrutiny. I… Read More »

The sale of the century (so far)

“Guardedly optimistic” is a phrase publishers are using to describe their reaction to the announcement that Reed Exhibition Companies Canada… Read More »

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We’re here!Bravo on covering a topic that has been largely ignored: minorities in publishing (May 2000). I thought Anita Lahey… Read More »

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Fenntastic!I want to thank Harold Fenn for his response to my letter regarding Fenn’s minimum order policy. I congratulate Mr.… Read More »

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Ross will lastI read with interest John Metcalf’s guest column in the July issue (“False idols”). Metcalf declares that Canadian… Read More »

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Chapters.ca has own cash reserveRe: “Reversals of fortune,” July:Your comment about Chapters Online “draining the cash reserves” of Chapters Inc.… Read More »

Reversals of fortune

Illustrator Joe Weissman has published eight books with Somerville House. At the moment, he’s owed royalties of more than $4,000,… Read More »

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A call to changeThank you for Anita Lahey’s pertinent feature “Minorities in publishing: Where is everyone?” (May 2000). I am… Read More »