LPG Personnel Update

LPG is pleased to announce William Kemp as the new General Manager of LitDistCo. William is co-founder of Words on Pages and has been working on the LPG's marketing experimentation project, CarryOnBooks.

Julia Horel leaves a nine-year tenure as LitDistCo's GM and All Lit Up's project manager for a position outside of the industry.

Lubna Sarigat joins the LPG for the summer as an intern, previously working for Blue Moon Publishers. 

Now Hiring: LitDistCo, General Manager (Toronto, ON)

LitDistCo, the distribution arm of the Literary Press Group, is looking for an ambitious, self-directed, and accomplished person to fill the position of General Manager. As the sole employee of LitDistCo, the candidate must be highly organized and proficient in a variety of administrative operations.

This position is a unique opportunity for a person with some publishing experience who has a desire to further their skills and work with a varied group of publishers from coast to coast in this key area of the book industry.

Job Description/Responsibilities

At Bay Press

Winnipeg , MB

At Bay Press is an independent, award-winning publisher established in 2008. We strive to seek out new work by undiscovered authors and artists and bring their work to light. Our volumes are produced in Canada, some of which are constructed by hand. We are known for original, thoughtful content as well as exceptionally crafted and well designed titles.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: Independent Publishers Group
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Blue Moon Publishers

, ON

Once in a blue moon, a story comes along that captures hearts and imaginations. We're a boutique Canadian publishing house that shines a light diverse stories and new voices. We strive to change lives through literature, and have a meaningful impact on our readers through the tales we tell. We are proud members of the Literary Press Group of Canada and the Ontario Book Publishers Organization, and are committed to publishing writing that inspires, encourages, and motivates our readers to make the world a better place.

 

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales & Distribution: Ingram

Running the Goat

Tors Cove, NL

Running the Goat, Books Broadsides specializes in fine children’s books, and letterpress-printed, hand-sewn chapbooks and broadsides. Our commercially-printed books are noted for excellence in writing, illustration, and design. Our letterpress publications for quirkiness, playfulness, and variety.

All of our publications celebrate the diverse stories, history, folklore, and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the rest of Atlantic Canada. While our titles are regional in origin, they are universal in appeal.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: LitDistCo

Promontory Press

, BC

Promontory Press was founded in 2010 and is based in Victoria, BC. Promontory likes to take chances on first-time authors to share new and exciting voices in literature and to ensure that publishing remains accessible to newcomers of all stripes.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: LitDistCo
US:

2016 Governor General's Literary Award Wins Announced

The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced the winners for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards, the 80th year of the awards. The GGs are Canada's national literary awards, celebrating the best in Canadian Literature and showcasing the rich diversity to be found there. The winners are selected by a peer assessment committee for each category--fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature-text, children's literature-illustration, and translation in both official languages.

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