Western Book Reps Association (WBRA) - wbra.ca
The WBRA are a group of sales professionals working in the Book Industry, and represent a wide range of International Book Publishers. The WBRA organizes two book fairs a year in the spring and summer, bringing together indie booksellers, trade, librarians and gift retailers. Details of their book fairs and events are posted on their site, as well as registration and special room rates.
Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) - books.bc.ca
The Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) is a provincial association of BC owned and controlled book publishing companies. The ABPBC works to support the long-term health and success of the Canadian-owned book industry in British Columbia.
BookManager (TBM) - bookmanager.com
A leader in book industry innovation, BookManager has earned its reputation by providing booksellers and their suppliers with quality products and outstanding service for over 25 years. The people behind TBM are indie booksellers who design, develop and deliver point-of-sale solutions, bibliographic data, price and availability, frontlist catalogues, websites and online retailing, inventory analysis and peer data sharing. With an outstanding support and technical team, BookManager is passionately committed to connecting booksellers with their suppliers through the use of creative tools and the robust exchange of information. If you're interested in understanding what is possible for your store, call 250.763.4415 or email email@example.com.
Quill & Quire (Q&Q) - quillandquire.com
Quill & Quire is the magazine of the Canadian book trade. The print edition, published 10 times per year (monthly except for joint January/February and July/August issues), includes author profiles, news about upcoming books and developments in the Canadian industry, and reviews of new adult and children’s titles. The magazine reviews around 400 new titles each year, offering the most comprehensive look at Canadian-authored books in the country. Q&Q also posts regular online updates, featuring up-to-the-minute industry news, regular listings of new book deals, award nominations and wins, personnel changes, and more. The daily blog, Quillblog, spotlights book-related news in other media with our own context and commentary.
49th Shelf - 49thshelf.com
49thShelf.com is produced by the Association of Canadian Publishers together with the Canadian Publishers’ Council, and with funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Media Development Corporation and a lead sponsorship from Amazon.ca. 49th Shelf has one purpose: to make it easier for readers to discover Canadian books in all genres; from bestselling authors to new talent, from publishers large and small, from all regions of the country. Check out 49thShelf.com to browse their weekly selection of Featured Lists and new releases on the homepage, as well as their frequently updated blog, which comprises editors’ musings, guest posts and lists, author interviews and podcasts, and fun announcements and podcasts.