Approximately 10,000 books are published each year in Canada, almost all of which are initiated by publishers. Publishing firms take calculated financial risks every time they publish a book, laying out money for the editing, marketing and production of a book before the book earns any sales. Most publishing houses are inundated with unsolicited manuscripts on a regular basis, so becoming a successfully published writer takes a lot of determination, research, and a little luck.
It is with sadness that the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) shares news of the passing of Jim Douglas, who died September 24 in Vancouver. We extend our condolences to Douglas’ family, and the many friends and colleagues who worked with him over the course of his storied career.