OLA Reveals 2017 Forest of Reading Nominees

The Forest of Reading initiative from the Ontario Library Association is Canada's largest recreational reading program. Through eight categories, readers of all ages can help celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators and are encouraged to develop a love of reading. According to OLA, more than 250,000 readers participate annually through either their school and/or public library.

We would like to congratulate Biblioasis who received two nominations for the 2017 Forest of Reading program:

Job Posting: LPG Marketing Manager

The Literary Press Group of Canada, an association of 60 Canadian literary book publishers, is seeking a Marketing Manager.

This is a position for someone with an interest in working with Canadian literary publishers to deliver collective marketing campaigns, organize book tables and attend events, curate and write editorial content for the All Lit Up blog, manage social media, and assist with sales conferences.

2016 Governor General's Literary Award Nominees Revealed

The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced the nominees for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards, the 80th year of the awards. The GGs are Canada's national literary awards, celebrating the best in Canadian Literature and showcasing the rich diversity to be found there. The nominees are selected by a peer assessment committee for each category--fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature-text, children's literature-illustration, and translation in both official languages.

2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta recently announced the winners of the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards at a gala event in Calgary. The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are handed out every year to books published by Alberta publishers. This year there were 77 entries across 11 and it was up to jurors from across the country to decide the winners.

Congratulations to our members and their designers and authors!

Freehand Books ~ Publisher of the Year

WORD Vancouver

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 11:00

There will be a selection of books from our members in the Indie Publisher tent at the LPG / All Lit Up booth at this year's WORD Vancouver. Stop by to see some of the best independently published books in Canada plus some All Lit Up swag!

Latitude 46

Sudbury, ON

Latitude 46 Publishing was established in 2015 with a goal to publish distinctive literary works by established and emerging authors with a connection to northern Ontario, as well as narratives about the unique landscape and culture of the region. They seek to uncover the untold stories of the North, both fiction and non-fiction, although they’re equally interested in representing diverse storytellers who can bring ideas and facts to life.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Canada: Sales: Publishers Group Canada, Distribution: LitDistCo

2016 Giller Longlist is Announced!

The Giller Prize, one of Canada's largest literary prizes, announced it's 2016 longlist -- 12 titles selected from a pool of 161 books submitted by 69 publishers. The longlist was decided upon by a five-person jury comprised of three Canadian writers, and one British and one Scottish writer. This year's longlist features 6 books published by independent Canadian presses and only one previous winner.

We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors who received a nomination:



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