About us

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The Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association is an industry support organization representing book publishers located in Atlantic Canada. The publishers in Atlantic Canada believe a vigorous Atlantic-owned-and-controlled book publishing industry is essential to the economic, cultural, educational and social life of Atlantic Canada. The APMA works towards growing and maintaining a strong Canadian-owned book publishing industry in Atlantic Canada.

The APMA coordinates promotional projects such as the the Atlantic Summer Reading Guide Books for the Holidays, the Best Atlantic-Published Book Award and Pitch the Publisher at Word on the Street Halifax in addition to organizing professional development sessions and industry growth projects for its members.

The APMA are the folks behind Atlantic Books Today, which brings readers across Atlantic Canada the latest news about books, writers and so much more. Atlantic Books Today includes news, features, excerpts, reviews and everything readers want to know about all kinds of books—fiction, non-fiction, history, poetry, cookbooks, guidebooks, children’s books, poetry, art, photography, nature, social issues, folklore, young adults, mystery and the list goes on!

Atlantic Books Today is a full-colour, 48-page magazine available three times a year (spring, fall and holiday editions) at bookstores, libraries, cafes and schools throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Atlantic Books Today website serves as a hub for all things related to Atlantic Canadian books and authors. Visit today for digital editions of the magazine, web-exclusive content and to sign up for our newsletters.

Staff and Board


Executive Director
Carolyn Guy

Managing Editor
Chris Benjamin

Art Director
Joseph Muise

Hugh Creighton

Executive Board

Heather Bryan, Nimbus Publishing

Rebecca Rose, Breakwater Books

Terrilee Bulger, Nimbus Publishing and The Acorn Press

Donna Francis, Creative Publishing

Jim Lorimer, Formac Publishing Company Ltd.

Beverely Rach, Fernwood Publishing Ltd./Roseway Publishing

Susanne Alexander, Goose Lane Editions

Francis Mitchell, New World Publishing

Friends of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association

Access Copyright

The Association of Canadian Publishers

Atlantic Book Awards Society

BookNet Canada

Writers Federation of Nova Scotia

Writers Federation of New Brunswick

Writers Alliance of Newfoundland

Prince Edward Island Writer's Guild

The Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival

The 49th Shelf