BookNet Canada’s 2017 report on the country’s English-language market shows fiction unit sales dipping by 8 percent—and Rupi Kaur’s work powering a 79-percent increase in poetry sales.
As the spring trade-show season heats up, Leipzig announces a second year of the Future! Publish Young Talent Days and a Vancouver-based independent publisher is sending a big contingent to London Book Fair in April.
Kids Can Press author Paulette Bourgeois and illustrator Josée Bisaillon have created a book for General Mills Canada’s third annual educational campaign for ecological support. And bees may be among the beneficiaries.
‘We have no choice but to interpret this suit as the intimidating action that it is,’ says the leadership of the Association of Canadian Publishers in a statement on the lawsuit by almost 100 school boards and education ministries.
With five years of copyright revenue reportedly compromised under Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act, the country’s education sector now is suing Access Copyright for money from three prior years. The Writers Union denounces it as ‘a cynical tactic.’
‘You’ve been matched with a very reckless god. It’s Cupid, himself. And he’s coming for you.’ Wattpad releases its first screen project of 2018.
By the end of the annual ‘Canada Reads’ TV show on March 29, only one of the competition’s titles and its celebrity advocate will still be standing.
The observations made by these diverse publishers during at the first Children’s Books Salon in New York speak to their common faith in the social power of books.
How is the political climate in the United States is affecting the sales of socially relevant books? One Canadian publisher says the ‘Trump bump’ is real.
Having once left the American ebook market largely to Seattle, Rakuten Kobo now is hitching a ride with Walmart back into Amazonian America, selling ebooks and audiobooks through the big-box leader.