COVID-19 is causing us to live through strange and difficult times. The APMA will continue to operate its regular services and support, but staff will be working from home. Click here for our COVID-19 Resource Page for APMA Members, which we will update regularly.
APMA staff will continue to work our regular hours. You can continue to reach us by email (email@example.com), and our office phone line (902-420-0711) will continue to be open during our regular office hours, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Lisa Harrison, Chief Executive Officer and Alex Liot, Chief Marketing Officer can be reached beyond these hours:
Lisa Harrison: 902-414-8570
Alex Liot: 902-414-8569
We will update the membership as news becomes available and will also update the website with any new information.
Email contact information:
Lisa Harrison, Chief Executive Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Liot, Chief Marketing Officer: email@example.com
Chantelle Rideout, Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Benjamin, Managing Editor of Atlantic Books Today: email@example.com
Accounting Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postponement of East Bound 2020 (originally scheduled May 13-15)
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 the staff and board of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, along with the East Bound committee, have made the decision to postpone the conference, with the intention of moving the conference to the autumn of 2020, with the hope of aligning with both the Atlantic Book Awards and Word on the Street Halifax. We will be posting regular updates, and we sincerely hope you will be able to join us for our new dates. More details to follow as soon as we know more.
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 Book Lovers’ Holiday Gift Ideas, 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 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
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Susanne Alexander, Goose Lane Editions
John MacIntyre, MacIntyre Purcell Books
Geoff Frampton, Boulder Books
Alison Carr, ISER Books
Marie Cadieux, Bouton d’or Acadie
Beverly Rach, Ferwood Publishng Ltd/Roseway Publishing
James Langer, Breakwater Books
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