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moushumi-chakrabarty's picture
Apr.04.2011
I've just completed my second book, 'Champions of Women's Rights - Leading Canadian Women and their Battles for Social Justice'. It is to be published by Formac Lorimer Publishers in Toronto, and should be out next month, my editor tells me. Some friends have asked me repeatedly how I go about...
gregory-wilson's picture
Apr.03.2011
Well, so to speak.  Next weekend is Ad Astra, one of my favorite conventions (and my only regular international one), so I'll be heading north of the border on Friday.  I'm going to be a panelist and a reader (with some cool company on both fronts), with a schedule that looks like this: Fri...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.19.2011
  I've beat the Dan Simmons drum before, with the recently-read Drood.  That book had been very good; for a look at my review on this blog, go a few blogs entries below here.  But now, let's talk about The Terror. This book is much longer, and much more brilliant.  At 955 very thin, paperback...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.19.2011
  Foran Wins Taylor Prize Author and journalist Charles Foran has won the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his biography of Canadian literary lion Mordecai Richler.  The win of one of Canada’s top non-fiction prizes brings Richler’s name back into the spotlight...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.15.2011
      Canadian Writers Speak Out on Copyright The Writers' Union of Canada, under the leadership of its Chair Alan Cumyn, has put together a video featuring five writers about the perils of Bill C-32, Canada's controversial new copyright bill.  Access Copyright encourages all of our...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.09.2011
  H.B. Fenn, Canada's Largest Distributor, Goes Bankrupt by Leigh Anne Williams Canadian publishing was shaken yesterday by news that H.B. Fenn and Company, Canada’s largest book distributor and a stalwart in the industry for 30 years, had begun bankruptcy proceedings and appears to be...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.21.2011
   Amazon Extend 70% Royalty To CanadaBy Dianna Dilworth  Amazon has extended the 70% royalty option from the Kindle Digital Text Platform, Amazon’s self-publishing tool, to include books sold to Canadian customers. This means that authors and publishers around the world can now receive a 70...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.19.2011
PublishingWhen it comes to books, Canadians read a lot but also worry a lot KATE TAYLOR When the first nationwide count of book buying and borrowing weighs in with its numbers Wednesday, Canadians may be surprised by how many books they brought home in just one week: It’s safe to predict the...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.05.2011
Publishers worry that Ottawa will allow more access to foreign firms by KATE TAYLOR At a recent panel discussion about the book industry, publisher David Kent cut through the moderator’s polite introduction and jokingly accepted the label Satan. The bubbly Kent might seem an unlikely incarnation...
beverly-akerman's picture
Dec.24.2010
(Originally published on The Rover, Montreal's online arts magazine) The first novel by Mordecai Richler I read was Son of a Smaller Hero in the late ’70s. I was a McGill undergrad in an intro to CanLit class taught by a Caribbean member of the professoriate, the punchline to the course...