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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 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
Alex Liot

Managing Editor
Chris Benjamin

Manager of Programming and Member Services
Chantelle Rideout

Administrative Assistant
Mallory Burnside-Holmes

Graphic Designer
Gwen North

Tanya Gadsen

Executive Board

Alison Carr, ISER Books

Past President
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

Friends of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association

The 49th Shelf

Access Copyright

The Association of Canadian Publishers

Atlantic Book Awards Society

BookNet Canada

Fog Lit

The Frye Festival

The Hubbards Writers Festival

The Literary Press Group

The Lunenburg Lit Festival

Prince Edward Island Writer’s Guild

Read by the Sea

The Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival

Writers Federation of Nova Scotia

Writers Federation of New Brunswick

Writers Alliance of Newfoundland