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An Important Open Access Title from the University of Alberta Press

Our first Open Access title, the two-volume set The Metis in the Canadian West, has been posted to our website. Written by Marcel Giraud and translated by George Woodcock, this important two-volume set has been out of print for many years. Each download is about 40 MB, even at a web-friendly resolution. Understandable, as the two volumes comprise a whopping 1398 pages!

This is an important milestone as the U of Alberta Press moves more titles into digital formats. While most of our electronic editions complement our newer print books and will be available through retailers, we plan to make older, seminal works available via Open Access as finances allow.

 

2012 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Finalists

The 2012 Alberta Book Publishing Awards finalists have been announced and the University of Alberta Press has nine nominations: five in the Book of the Year category, three in the Book Design category, and one for the Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence. Congratulations to all!

Trade Non-Fiction Book Award
The Grads Are Playing Tonight! by M. Ann Hall
Intersecting Sets by Alice Major
The Man in Blue Pyjamas by Jalal Barzanji

Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award
Kat Among the Tigers by Kath MacLean
Demeter Goes Skydiving by Susan McCaslin

Book Cover/Jacket Design
Intersecting Sets by Alice Major, cover design by Alan Brownoff

Book Design
Kat Among the Tigers by Kath MacLean, book design by Alan Brownoff
Intersecting Sets by Alice Major, book design by Alan Brownoff

Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence
The Man in Blue Pyjamas by Jalal Barzanji, Edited by Peter Midgley

The winners will be announced on Saturday, June 9 at the Alberta Book Awards Gala at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, co-hosted by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta and The Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Tickets to the Gala are available at the BPAA and the WGA. Everyone is welcome !

Writing a Book Made a Difference

Author Michael Rosberg got in touch with us a while ago, letting us know how writing a book, The Power of Greed, has led him to a new chapter in his life. It’s exciting to hear that he is heading up an important endeavour in Jamaica.

Thanks to Power of Greed, I’m presently Director of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship and Equity (I-SEE) at the University College of the Caribbean. Among our activities is a 20-month MBA programme where we specialize in social entrepreneurship. The MBA students are starting a company to help them market their skills to entrepreneurs at the base of the pyramid and carry out other tasks. We are establishing a venture capital fund with a credit union so that those entrepreneurs at the base of the pyramid can take start-up or expansion loans, and also have funds to pay the MBAs for services rendered. In other words, we’re developing a self-sustaining model to build wealth at the base of the pyramid, to form business associations, to allow the latter to engage in political advocacy. We shall see what comes of all this.

Congratulations Michael. We are looking forward to receiving further updates from you!

ForeWord Reviews’ Finalists

ForeWord Reviews‘ announced their 2011 Book of the Year Awards list of finalists. We are very happy to see three UAP books on the list:

The Grads Are Playing Tonight! by M. Ann Hall (Regional)
The Man in Blue Pyjamas by Jalal Barzanji (Autobiography & Memoir)
Winter in Fireland by Nicholas Coghlan (Travel Essays)

ForeWord‘s Book of the Year Awards program was designed for booksellers and librarians to share in the process of discovering distinctive books across a number of genres with judgments based on their own authority and on patron interests. The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers selected from their readership. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be awarded in June.

Congratulations Ann, Jalal, and Nick!

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