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.
The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is delighted to announce that Margaret Reynolds, the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia’s long-time executive director, will be presented with the President’s Award at the ACP’s upcoming Annual General Meeting. ACP is also pleased to announce that Paul McNally and Holly McNally, celebrated independent booksellers and founders of McNally Robinson, will be granted Honorary Lifetime Membership in the association.