Writers help launch Books Start Here campaign

5 February 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prominent Nova Scotia writers shared their views about the value of local book publishing at the Books Start Here campaign launch event at a packed event Thursday evening. A standing-room-only audience of 200 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic heard writers praise the role Nova Scotia publishers have played in getting their … [Read more...]

Breton Books’ Ron Caplan honoured with award

Ron Caplan

Ron Caplan, founder of Cape Breton Magazine and publisher of Breton Books, recently won a Katharine McLennan Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made contributions in the arts, culture and historical preservation of Cape Breton. Caplan received the award during a special ceremony at the Katharine McLennan Centre at the Fortress of Louisbourg. "I think the debt … [Read more...]

Libraries, publishers take new approach to ebook buying in Atlantic collection deal

(For Immediate release: Halifax, NS) Nova Scotia’s public libraries and the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association broke new ground in ebook collection development in a project announced Wednesday in Halifax. Nova Scotia Regional Libraries and Halifax Public Library have together purchased a selection of over 600 copies of Atlantic-published ebooks. The books are … [Read more...]

Atlantic ebook collection launches

Local libraries and book publishers encourage library patrons to read local The Nova Scotia Provincial Library, Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage, Halifax Public Libraries and Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association welcome the public to Alderney Landing on Wednesday, Aug. 26 to attend the official launch of the Atlantic Canadian eBook Collection. The … [Read more...]

Say no to 15% on books in Nova Scotia

The province of Nova Scotia is in the midst of a tax and regulatory review that could see higher taxes on books. Books are currently subject to the 5% federal portion of the HST, but not the 10% provincial portion of the tax, which is rebated at the point-of-sale. If the province moves ahead with this plan, Nova Scotia will be the only Canadian province to charge provincial … [Read more...]

Andrew Steeves takes home 5 design awards for Gaspereau Press

Ocean cover Gasperau Press

Each year the Alcuin Society turns an old phrase on its head, judging books solely by their covers for the annual Excellence in Book Design in Canada competition. This year the society recognized 37 winning titles from 232 entries, from eight provinces and 107 publishers. Among the winners was Gaspereau Press's own co-publisher, co-founder and designer Andrew Steeves with 5 … [Read more...]

Richard Foot Shortlisted for a 2014 East Coast Literary Award


The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced last week that Halifax journalist Richard Foot has made the shortlist for the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award. Foot was nominated for his book, Driven: How the Bathurst Tragedy Ignited a Crusade for Change. Contacted at his home in Nova Scotia, Foot graciously mentioned his colleagues and the two Bathurst mothers with … [Read more...]

Lesley Choyce featured on CBC Radio’s Tapestry

Lesley Choyce Pottersfield Press

Author, Pottersfield Press publisher and avid surfer Lesley Choyce was featured on the latest edition of CBC Radio's Tapestry. Choyce joined Father Donald Calloway and Professor Jim Gates to talk about sun, surf and spiritually on the radio show highlighting big questions and thoughtful discussion. Listen to the entire episode here: … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]