Michael de Adder’s You Might Be From Canada If… Tops National Bestseller List

This is the first time at the top of the national list for both publisher and author

Nova Scotia political cartoonist Michael de Adder and publisher John MacIntyre scored a number one Canadian bestseller this weekend with You Might Be from Canada If... The book topped the Globe and Mail’s national bestseller list based on bookstore sales across the country.

Featuring cartoons by Nova Scotia cartoonist Michael de Adder, the book has been in stores for just a few weeks.

The publishing house MacIntyre Purcell is one of a dozen Nova Scotia firms in expansion mode thanks to new support from the province’s Creative Industries Fund. Previous books by Michael de Adder have been local bestsellers, but this is the first time at the top of the national list for both publisher and author.

“This is a great early success in our industry’s plan to grow over the next five years,” says Nova Scotia publisher Jim Lorimer of Formac Publishing, a member of the steering committee that is working with the province on industry strategy. “We’re all proud of what MacIntyre Purcell has done with this book.”

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Carolyn Guy is a former bookseller and the publisher of Atlantic Books Today.

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