Thank you so much to everyone who has been in touch with us about our upcoming East Bound conference, and for your patience during this time of uncertainty. The situation around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve daily, and although our original hope was to postpone until Autumn 2020, the staff and board of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, along with the East Bound committee, have made the difficult decision to cancel East Bound for this year and return with a 2021 conference. We are disappointed to not be meeting this year in Halifax, but will begin planning in September for our 2021 conference and will provide an update when we have more information. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us next year.
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 Atlantic Books Holiday Gift Guide, the Best Atlantic-Published Book Award and Pitch the Publisher, 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 magazine available twice 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
Chief Marketing Officer
Manager of Programming and Member Services
Alison Carr, ISER Books
Susanne Alexander, Goose Lane Editions
Marie Cadieux, Bouton d’or Acadie
Geoff Frampton, Boulder Books
Gavin Will, Boulder Books
John MacIntyre, MacIntyre Purcell Books
John Merchant, Curriculum Plus Publishing
Heather Bryan, Nimbus Publishing
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