featured project:
BC Books Online

BC Books Online marks the first ever collaboration between publishers and libraries with the objective to deliver digital content to an entire province. There has been considerable interest in our progress from across the country and internationally. The project will undoubtedly serve as a model for similar initiatives in other jurisdictions.

Congratulations BC Publishers!

November 17th, 2011

BC publishers (and women writers) fare well in this year’s BC National Award for Canadian Non-fiction longlist. Anvil Press received a nomination for Afflictions & Departures by Madeline Sonik. Douglas & McIntyre’s Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism’s Grey Zone by Michelle Shephard and Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre are also on the list along with Greystone Books’ Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill.

And in Ottawa two ABPBC members walked away with top prizes: Arsenal Pulp Press’ Girl Unwrapped by Gabriella Goliger has won the 2011 Ottawa Book Award for Fiction and Douglas & McIntyre won the award for Non-fiction for The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds by Eric Enno Tamm.

The Boreal Gourmet by Michele Genest from Harbour Publishing was awarded the Canadian Culinary Cookbook Silver Medal in the category of Canadian Culinary Culture, English language.

The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University awarded UBC Press the prestigious annual $10,000 Wilson Prize for Publishing Canadian History, citing UBC Press’s record for “ … invigorating and broadening the field of Canadian History with its distinguished list of publications.”