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Two CBU Press books to be launched at Scottish Mod next month

Two CBU Press books to be launched at Scottish Mod next month

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Two new books from Cape Breton University Press will see their first light in Scotland next month, part of the Highland Homecoming and Royal National Mod (Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail), Inverness, October 10-18. Cape Breton and Nova Scotia have close ties with the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, in no small part due to thousands of Gaelic-speaking migrant Scots. Bolstering its list of Celtic- and Gaelic-centred titles,…

Calling all authors for Pitch the Publisher 2014

Calling all authors for Pitch the Publisher 2014

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We’ll begin accepting sign-ups for Pitch the Publisher 2014 sessions this morning at 10 a.m. Contact the APMA at apma.admin@atlanticpublishers.ca or 902-420-0711 to register. Spots won’t last long! Pitch the Publisher returns to Word on the Street on Sunday, Sept 21 this year, and the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association invites writers to put their best pitch forward! On Sunday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00…

The Word on the Street Halifax hosts Book Club Boat Cruise

The Word on the Street Halifax hosts Book Club Boat Cruise

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The Word On The Street will once again hold the popular Book Club Boat Cruise on the Halifax Harbour on Sunday, September 21st. Like previous years, book clubs from across Atlantic Canada get exclusive backstage access to headliner authors on a one-hour cruise aboard the Tall Ship Silva. Sponsored by Waterfront Development and Murphy’s on the Water, the cruise is always a big hit! Participating authors…

Atlantic entries make Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards shortlists

Atlantic entries make Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards shortlists

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) announced the shortlists for their annual awards, including a number of Atlantic Canadian authors. “The nominated books exemplify some of the very best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is proud to share these titles and the juries’ notes with you,” said a release from the CCBC The Stowaway written by Halifax, NS-based author Meghan…

One Book Nova Scotia chooses Ali Bryan’s Roost

One Book Nova Scotia chooses Ali Bryan’s Roost

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One Book Nova Scotia announced Ali Bryan’s novel Roost as its choice for the third edition of the provincial reading initative encouraging all Nova Scotians to read the same book and share the same story. “Roost is a novel that explores family issues,” said Jeff Mercer, co-chair of the One Book Nova Scotia steering committe. “It was selected because it is an accessible, humorous book that…

Our first Book Club Bonanza winners

Our first Book Club Bonanza winners

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It really was a dark and stormy night when I attended the 3-Rs Book Club meeting in St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia, but while the driving was harrowing, it was well worth the trip. The 3-Rs were our first Book Club Bonanza Giveaway winners. As part of their prize I visited to tell them about the newest releases in Atlantic publishing and new books on the horizon,…

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Two firsts for Moncton publisher Bouton d’or Acadie/ Deux premières pour Bouton d’or Acadie de Moncton

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La version française suivra During the World Acadian Congress in August,  Bouton d’or Acadie, the publishing house founded by Madame Marguerite Maillet and purchased two years ago by Louise Imbeault and Marie Cadieux will present two books to the public amid the lands and forests of Acadia, the fruit of two new initiatives to take Acadian literature off the beaten path. First, the new edition of…