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Arsenal Pulp Press
April 1, 2008

Arsenal Pulp Press is pleased to announce that seven of its recent titles have been named finalists for the 9th annual ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, presented annually by ForeWord magazine in the US: 

First Person Queer: Who We Are (So Far) edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel is a finalist in Anthologies; Comfort Food For Breakups: The Memoir of a Hungry Girl by Marusya Bociurkiw is a finalist in Autobiography/Memoir; Eat, Drink & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton as well as New World Provence by Alessandra and Jean-Francis Quaglia, and Where People Feast: An Indigenous People's Cookbook by Dolly and Annie Watts are finalists in Cooking; Soucouyant by David Chariandy is a finalist in Literary Fiction; and Fame Us: Celebrity Impersonators and the Cult(ure) of Fame by Brian Howell is a finalist in Photography.

Éditions David
April 1, 2008

After obtaining in October the Christine-Dumitriu-Van-Saanen 2007 Award,  Éditions David is pleased to announce that author Andrée Christensen has been selected as a winner of Le Droit 2007 award in the Fiction category for her book Depuis toujours, j'entendais la mer. This first novel of Andrée Christensen is also finalist for two other literary awards.

Tradewind Books
April 1, 2008

The Eco-Diary of Kiran Singer has been selected as a winner of the 2007 ASPCA® Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award in the Young Adult category.

The winning books were selected for their outstanding ability to teach young readers a new way to care for the animals and natural resources that we all share.

The ASPCA® Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award will be presented to Sue Ann Alderson at an award ceremony and cocktail reception during the 2008 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, C.A. on Monday, June 30, 2008.

Rocky Mountain Books and Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives set to invade New York!
March 4, 2008

Following the success of its first Toronto launch, where close to 150 people attended and just as many books were sold, Western Canadian publishing company Rocky Mountain Books (Calgary, AB) is set to unleash a pack of contemporary explorer’s upon New York City. On March 14, at McNally Robinson Soho, approximately 20 contributors to Rocky Mountain Books international travel anthology Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives will join the anthology’s creator, Jason Schoonover (Saskatoon, SK), in a group signing and reading. This is surely to be one of the largest author signings hosted at McNally Robinson Soho thus far!

A great winter for Arsenal Pulp Press
February 14, 2008

Bow Grip by Ivan E. Coyote was named an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book at the ALA's Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia recently. The awards are presented by the ALA's GLBT Round Table.

Bow Grip also won the ReLit Award for Best Novel in 2007.

A title from Simply Read Books awarded picture book award
December 18, 2007

Simply Read Books is thrilled to announce that When You Were Small, written by Sara O’Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad, won the 2007 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, worth $10,000.

This major award honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format for children ages 3 to 6.

Simply Read Books

Éditions Berger title in the running for the Prix Roberval
November 7, 2007

Éditions Berger is pleased to announce that Tracteurs agricoles by Yvon Tremblay is a finalist for the Prix Roberval for science and technology writing, a major international competition open to francophone scientific publishers worldwide. Out of 312 works pre-selected in June last year, the title from Éditions Berger is one of 20 competing for the grand prize which will be selected by a jury of university and industry experts. The awards will be presented in January 2008.


A number of Orca Book Publishers titles in translation
November 7, 2007

Orca Book Publishers is very pleased to announce a number of recent foreign rights sales:Thunderbowl by Lesley Choyce, Dead End Job by Vicki Grant, and Truth by Tanya Lloyd Kyi to Hase und Ingel for the German educational market; Quid Pro Quo by Vicki Grant to Rageot Editeur for world French rights; Crush by Carrie Mac, Something Girl by Beth Goobie, Who Owns Kelly Paddick by Beth Goobie, Tell by Norah McClintock, Snitch by Norah McClintock and The Trouble With Liberty by Kristin Butcher to Bertelsmann for German language rights for the German trade market; Crush by Carrie Mac, I.D. by Vicki Grant, Something Girl by Beth Goobie, Tell by Norah McClintock to Hegas, Sweden; Breathless by Pam Withers and The Lottery by Beth Goobie to MISH Publishing, Slovenia; The Beckoners by Carrie Mac to Bolinda Publishing, Australia, for world audio.

Orca Book Publishers

Presses de l'Université du Québec title available in Spanish
November 7, 2007

PUQ is pleased to announce the sale of Spanish rights for Valeurs et sentiments des 2 à 5 ans - Comment parler des émotions avec votre enfant to Editorial Claret, a publishing company based in Barcelona. Increasing sales abroad and rights sales is part of PUQ's development plan. The agreement with Editorial Claret is a major step towards achieving this goal.

Université du Québec (Les presses)

Three award-winning titles for Noroît
October 16, 2007

Les Éditions du Noroît has much to celebrate with these recent award winners:
  • Marie Frankland won the John Glassco Literary Translation Award for La chaise berçante, a translation of The Rocking Chair by A.M. Klein;
  • Charlotte Melançon won the Prix Victor-Barbeau de l'Académie des lettres du Québec for her book on the poetry of Emily Dickinson titled La prison magique; and
  • Pierre Ouellet’s collection of poetry titled Dépositions won the Prix Québécor du Festival International de poésie de Trois-Rivières.


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