As schools remain closed indefinitely and classrooms shift to online learning, educators and librarians are seeking out ways to connect with students and provide meaningful learning opportunities from a distance. In response, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and Access Copyright have partnered to start the Read Aloud Canadian Books Program.
The Program will allow, on a temporary basis, a waiver of licence fees related to the reading of all or part of select in-print books from participating publishers and authors, and the posting of the video recording online.
Participating ACP publishers include:
The full list of participants and links to see the in-print works that they have offered to license under the program is available on Access Copyright’s website. The program’s usage guidelines are posted here.
During the COVID–19 crisis, many ACP publishers are offering special sale prices, online events, eBook bonuses, and more. Please see below for current offerings.
|At Bay Press||1) Free delivery when shipping within Winnipeg;
2) Online author events: readings and artists will be hosting instructional drawing videos and other academic postings for students. Visit At Bay Press’ Twitter and Facebook for details.
|Arsenal Pulp Press||
25% off entire list + plus free shipping ($50 minimum).
|Beech Street Books||
Offering 40% off orders of 1-19 books, 50% off orders of 20-39 books, and 60% off orders of 40+ books.
Offer expires May 29, 2020.
|Between the Lines||1) 25% off entire list;
2) BTL author Julie Lalonde reads from her memoir on Instagram live.
|Breakwater Books||Online author events streamed on Facebook and YouTube.||www.breakwaterbooks.com/2020/03/digital-sale/|
|BWL Publishing Inc.||BWL is offering a different free eBook download every day from their website.||www.bookswelove.net|
|Demeter Press||40% off all Demeter titles (current and forthcoming) with coupon code “MOTHERS”.||www.demeterpress.org|
|Engage Books||Engage Books has created free resources for parents and educators to help children understand the significant impact that COVID-19 and be made available to as many children and families as possible.
To help support their translation efforts, physical copies are also available for purchase.
|Email [email protected] for more information.|
|Formac Lorimer Books||20% off print and ebooks with promo code “ReadOn2020”.||www.formaclorimerbooks.ca|
|Invisible Publishing||All ebooks on Invisible Publishing’s website are now PWYC with 100% of revenues going to the author; print books are discounted 25%.||www.invisiblepublishing.com|
|ISER Books||50% off online orders from their website.||www.hss.mun.ca/iserbooks/news_items/57|
|Linda Leith Publishing||50% off spring launch titles.
Additional eBook promotions offered online; video readings and conversations to be announced.
|Owlkids Books||Facebook Live reading: author Heather Camlot reads her new book What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows? and does an author Q&A.||Link to author’s Facebook profile:
|Playwrights Canada Press||All books (print & ebook) are 25% off on their website.||www.playwrightscanada.com|
|Signature Editions||Free e-book using the promo code “STUCKATHOME”.||www.signature-editions.com|
|Theytus Books||Author readings on Youtube.||Theytus YouTube channel|
|Wilfrid Laurier University Press||Connecting with Knowledge and Culture is Vital:
1) WLUP has allowed a number of terms of access for many of their titles through selected digital vendors to libraries;
2) WLUP has reduced the ebook price of three of their Indigenous studies titles up to 70% for a limited time. A free educator’s guide for high school level is available for each of these titles, downloadable from their website.
3) WLUP is offering a free audiobook with every purchase.
Visit WLUP’s blog post for more information.
|UBC Press||20% off all print books and 30% off e-books.||www.ubcpress.ca/covid19|
Updated on May 19, 2020