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Kobo Launches Canadian Indie Publisher Promo — Updated
January 24, 2013 | 2:47 pm

From the Ontario Book Publishers Organization (OBPO) today comes a bit of interesting news about a ten-day e-book promo that kicks off today on Kobo's Canadian site, Kobo.ca, which apparently involves an opportunity to win either a Kobo Arc or a Kobo Mini. (More on that later in the post.) Dubbed the 1001 Canadian Nights Promotion, the scheme involves "almost 360 titles across eight different categories" from 16 different OBPA members, "including small independent presses, children's publishers, specialty publishers of poetry and plays, academic presses and general publishers," according to a release. (A full 125 of those titles are Young Adult...

Ontario Independent Publishers expand ebook catalogs; state of epublishing in Canada
July 14, 2010 | 10:10 am

obpo.jpgReceived this fascinating press release today. Despite all the talk about the majors, it's when I see something like this that it brings home just how pervasive ebooks will be. The Backgrounder, after the break, is especially interesting, as it describes a typical small publisher's problems and challenges in undertaking to do ebooks and gives a good overview of the state of ebooks in Canada. I would note, given my comments about Epub not being a standard, the Backgrounder's comment: It is only now that we are beginning to see the flattening out of formats to the...