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Why Buy Books in Canada?

Recently, one of our book reps sent us some great reasons about buying books in Canada. Thank you, Saffron, for sharing this with us.

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Buying your books in Canada means that you are:
– An integral part of Canadian culture and Canadian publishing
– Supporting Canadian authors and illustrators
– Ensuring that our stories will be told for many generations
– Employing thousands of Canadians
– Preserving our Canadian identity
– Partnering with Industry advocates for financial support of our libraries
– Working with companies that understand and respect the Canadian Marketplace
– Sustaining programming in our libraries

At a TD Reading Summit, Thomas King said, “Politics can’t change the world; stories can”.
In order for that to be true, we need to maintain a healthy Canadian publishing industry.

So thank you for supporting our Canadian Book Suppliers!

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Review of Foreign Investment Policy for Canada’s Book Industry

We received this notice on July 20, 2010.

Subject: Book Policy Review

Members of the Canadian book industry:

Earlier today, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced a review of the Government of Canada’s foreign investment policy for the book industry.

The Revised Foreign Investment Policy in Book Publishing and Distribution, working in conjunction with the Investment Canada Act, sets conditions for foreign investment in the Canadian book industry. Given the changes the book industry has experienced since the policy was last revised in 1992, the review will seek to determine whether the policy continues:

to provide opportunity for healthy competition in the book publishing, distribution, and retail sectors of the industry; and to contribute to the broader government objective of ensuring that Canadian cultural content is created and accessible in Canada and  abroad.

The first step of the review process is to invite interested parties — from the reading public to businesses from all sectors of the industry — to put forward their views on the subject. A Web site has been launched that offers relevant background information and that provides a forum for public comment (www.pch.gc.ca/bookconsultation). Submissions received through the Web site will help inform the Minister’s decision on whether and, if so, how to revise the policy.

I am writing to you at this time to ensure that you are aware of the review and of your opportunity to participate in its online consultation phase, should you wish to do so.

Sincerely,
Carla Curran, Director
Book Publishing Policy and Programs

Tony Deserves a Raise

Tony Buchanan is our student shipper. He has been with us throughout his undergraduate degree and knows everything there is about sending out our books. As a result, I am always concerned when he takes a holiday. Recently, he was away for two weeks, so I had to bite the bullet and fill in the large gap he leaves in our team.

The key task was to fulfil orders from our online website; something I avoid doing as I have so little experience with the technology. Downloading the information from our secure site is the easy part, however. It’s the payment angle that gives me grief!

Once I had the information, I went to the University of Alberta Bookstore to see if we had sufficient stock in the small inventory and shipping office they provide to us. We did. Then it was time to see if Tony’s directions on how to use the cash register and credit card machine were comprehensive enough for a neophyte. They almost were…except that the orders I was trying to fulfil had some quirks.

The first one was straightforward and all went well, which gave me a degree of misplaced confidence. The second one was for our Augustana campus, and I had to figure out how to get the machine to accept no shipping charge. The credit card for the third one was declined. The fourth one was for multiple copies of the same book, going to a US destination and requiring a textbook discount and no GST payable.

At that point, Tony’s instructions gave out, so I gave up and called on a bookstore colleague to help. Who knew that you had to enter the number of copies first, THEN scan the barcode, THEN apply the discount? The whole time, the little screen was blank… And who knew that you had to hit “enter” after pressing the “logout” button? I was thoroughly humbled.

After a most frustrating 45 minutes, back I went to the main office, vowing that any other online orders would have to wait for Tony’s return. As I crossed campus, I came to the conclusion that he definitely deserves a raise.

This thought comes late in the game, however, as Tony has made good his threat to leave us to pursue graduate studies in political science at Carleton University. He heads off in mid-August for new adventures, with heartfelt good wishes from all his colleagues at the U of A Press.

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