A labour shortage and increased lead times on the part of domestic and international printers are putting pressure on the country’s book distribution network trying to get product to consumers in a timely fashion.
“The entire chain has been disrupted all at the same time,” says Association of Canadian Press executive director Kate Edwards.
By revamping its mainstream fiction line as a dedicated genre imprint, the Hamilton, Ontario, publisher hopes to fill a void in Canadian books.
A pugilistic, self-absorbed author, a scandal-mired biographer, and a disillusioned scholar. What could possibly go wrong?
Moving to a hybrid model that sees staff come into the office once or twice per week provides opportunities to save money and decrease the company’s footprint.
As big North American publishers become ever bigger, authors lose opportunities to place their work and readers lose the chance to avail themselves of riskier books.
As the incoming chair, Forde wants to extend what has been successful about the IV Programme in the past while also adding new initiatives.
Publishers are increasingly relying on morals clauses to shield them from blowback should an author’s bad behaviour become public scandal.
As Walsh takes time to focus on his health, the staff at Anansi will be working to bring the fall list to market, while also making tentative moves back to a more public work environment.
Total unit sales were up year-over-year for the first part of 2021, with juvenile/young adult sales in the lead, followed by adult nonfiction, and adult fiction.