Quill and Quire


Different terrain, indeedWe were pleased to see the notice about Shyam Selvadurai’ s masterful new novel, The Cinnamon Gardens, in… 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 »


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

My first time… (at CBA)

Here’s the scenario. The first-time author arrives at Canada’s biggest book event, the 1998 Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) convention and… Read More »


Dollars are never secondaryFor reasons that will remain obvious, I must remain anonymous in writing this letter. As an employee… Read More »


Never mind the pacingAfter reading “Book TV: How the literary shows rate” (Dec. 1998) and “Book TV to launch this… Read More »


Forced outYour news piece about the opening of a TERLA office in Toronto (Nov. 1998) hits me very close to… Read More »