Thursday, August 7, 2008

BPAC Job Posting: Simon and Schuster, Publicist

Simon & Schuster Canada is expanding their Publicity Department and is looking for an energetic and experienced individual to fill the role of Publicist.
Candidates must:
* love books,
* have excellent written and oral communication skills,
* be organized,
* be a motivated self-starter who likes to work in a team environment,
* thrive under pressure,
* have a great sense of humour,
* have the ability to multi-task and handle a fast-paced environment,
* have a valid Ontario Driver's License
* be familiar with Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and Power Point programs
The position involves securing media coverage for our International authors, both Adult and Children's, including arranging all aspects of author tours, including events.
Reporting to the Director of Publicity, the Publicist will have at least one year experience in Publicity.
Please direct all resumes via email to by August 18th, 2008. No phone calls please.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Attention Young(ish) Publishing Folk!

For all you Vancouver members...

You're experienced, gifted and... an assistant. Or an intern - for the third year in a row. You've got big ideas and know that someday there'll be a place for you at the top. Maybe you're even thinking of starting your own publishing enterprise.

Are you ready? Is the industry ready?

The issue of succession is on the horizon. You're the future of the Canadian publishing scene, but are you getting the training, opportunities and recognition you need? How can we make sure our industry thrives in the face of new technology, shrinking grants and a diversifying workforce? How can we become the next industry leaders?

Join us for a brainstorming session. We'll be presenting ideas to the ABPBC and others and we want your input!

Thursday, April 10, 7:30pm at the Legion - 3917 Main St (@ 23rd)

email Selina c/o

Friday, February 15, 2008

The BC Book Prizes Society wants you!

Want to make sure BC authors get their due? Support the BC Book Prizes!

Established in 1985, the BC Book Prizes celebrate the achievements of BC writers and publishers. The Prizes are administered by the West Coast Book Prize Society, a not-for-profit organization. The Society requires a membership base, which you can join for a paltry $2.

Find out more at the West Coast Book Prize Society's Annual General Meeting.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

at the Alliance for Arts & Culture
100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver (map)
Become a member at the door for a $2 fee.

Door Prizes!
Recap of all the great stuff we did in 2007!
Voting in of the board of directors!

Don't be shy. There might be snacks. Oh, and bring a friend, too.

Vancouver Search Marketing Seminar

Looking for a way to attract more visitors to your website? Monique over at Work Industries has teamed up with Alexandre at eMarketing 101 bring us the first seminar in the QuickLearn series: Search Marketing 101.

February 19 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Work Industries offices, suite 302, 70 East 2nd Ave. (corner of Main and Quebec)
Cost: $120

More details and registration info available here.

Monday, January 21, 2008

eTalk Producer Seeks Book Pitches

Now that Brit-Brit and Adnan are splitzville CTV's dinnertime entertainment magazine is looking for book content. Please send pitches to Amy Griffin at

Monday, January 14, 2008

Winnipeg International Writers Festival Seeking Submissions

This year's Winnipeg International Writers Festival takes place September 21 to 28. Please send catalogues, review copies and press materials to;

Tavia Palmer
Administrative Coordinator

624-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
(204) 927-7323

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Support Radio One in Vancouver!

CBC needs your help! Please take a few minutes to send a note to the CRTC. More information and links to their Facebook campaign here.

CBC Vancouver has the unique opportunity to move Radio One from the AM dial to the FM dial in the Greater Vancouver area, therefore vastly improving the sound quality and coverage of our Radio One service!

Our application to the CRTC has been approved for public hearings and we have just two weeks to show enormous support from listeners in the Lower Mainland in order to convince the CRTC to give us the FM signal.

Why move to FM? There are two main reasons.

1. AM reception is very poor in many parts of the Lower Mainland, including the heart of the city in the West End. CBC did a survey of Radio One listeners in Vancouver that told us that almost 40% of respondents experienced poor reception either at home, at work or in their cars. Making the move to FM is the only way to ensure that all of the people of Vancouver are able to receive Radio One's unique and distinctive service.

2. Tuning to the AM dial is in decline and has been for years. Four out of ten Vancouver radio listeners do not listen to the AM dial at all. Making the move to FM is an investment in CBC Radio One's future. It's about being relevant and staying connected to everyone living in Metro Vancouver.

How can you help?

By sending your written support by email, fax or mail to the CRTC by January 23, 2008. The message doesn't have to be long, but it does have to be individually written. The CRTC dismisses the "cut and paste" copying of form letters. A few sentences explaining why you value Radio One's programming and how you would like it to be on the FM dial so you can hear it consistently wherever you are in Metro Vancouver is all that's required.

To email your support, click here and follow the instructions under "Here's How You Can Help". (CBC actually has three applications in for various improvements in BC, but these instructions specifically support the move of CBU to the FM dial.)

We also have a Facebook page which you can link your own Facebook page to if you'd like.

In order to be successful, we will require hundreds of letters of support, so please pass this information on to everyone you know who values public broadcasting in Greater Vancouver. Again, the deadline is less than two weeks away - January 23, 2008.