Canadian Publishing Industry News
17 July 2024,     CALIFORNIA

Adobe opens doors to worldwide print network

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Is the dominate design software forpublishing with Photoshop, Illustrator InDesign .
 Adobe has added a web-to-print capability to its Adobe Express AI content creation app, with the vision of enabling “a growing ecosystem of print partners”. Adobe is taking on the likes of Canva and Gelato with the new offering, described as an “open ecosystem print strategy”. Adobe's vision is to make it easy for Adobe Express users to create any print product they can dream of, ordered and delivered anywhere in the world by a network of print providers with any print option they can imagine. Adobe says we are opening the doors wide for our partners,

29 June 2024,     TORONTO

The COPAs - Inspiring the Next Generation to be the Best in the World!

 

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The Call for Entries is now Open for 2024 COPAs.  The deadline for entries is September 30, 2024. The 2024 categories have in 4 divisions ( B2B, B2C, News, and Academic). The COPAs is now in its 16th year. 
 
Visit the 2024 Rules Page here 
 
Call for Judges
The COPA call for judges is now open if you are interested in becoming a judge and be part of the Who's Who of digital publishing in Canada. Deadline is July 31.

28 June 2024,     MANHATTAN, NEW YORK

Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Monthly

 

Was one of North America's longest running weekly magazines
Was one of North America's longest running weekly magazines
For nearly its entire 100-year run, Businessweek has been distributed weekly, just as its name implies. Starting with the July 2024 issue, will be publish Bloomberg Businessweek once a month.The publication will be redesigned with “heavier paper stock for a more high-end look and feel”paper and contain more stories chronicling the most important figures, companies and trends in business, technology, economics and politics. Businessweek claims an increasing percentage of their work is published online in theform of columns, features, podcasts and video reports, and delivered to email inboxes in a daily newsletter that has the same penetrating reportingBloomberg .

27 June 2024,     CALGARY

Journalism Conference for 2024

 

 
The Fraser Institute is hosting the 2024 Journalism Conference, featuring two exclusive in-person professional development courses for Canadian journalists. The Economics for Journalists and Policy for Journalists programs will take place in November in Calgary, AB. These programs are designed to deepen journalists' understanding of economics andpublic policy.
 
 

27 June 2024,     TORONTO

Magazines Canada Announces The Remote Consultants Program

 

An updated version of the Travelling Consultants program
An updated version of the Travelling Consultants program
Magazines Canada has announce the Remote Consultants Program (RCP), an updated version of the previous Travelling Consultants program! The RCP is for members of Magazines Canada, providing one-on-one access to industry experts, John Wilpers and Peter Medwid, on an ongoing basis for seven months at a low cost. In collaboration with Katahdin Media Management,

12 June 2024,    

Adobe New Terms Upset Users

 

Is the dominate design software for the publishing industry Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign .
Is the dominate design software for the publishing industry 
An Updated Terms of Use popup that appeared for Photoshop users , led many to believe that Adobe would have access to the projects they were working on, such as confidential work being carried out “may access your content through both automated and manual methods, such as for content review”. Users voiced their discontent and concerns online, with many also believing Adobe planned to use their work as training data for the software giant’s AI tools.Users were locked out of the app unless they agreed to the new terms.

3 June 2024,    

The 2024 COPA Call for Entries is July 1, 2024

 
The Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) the largest digital publishing awards program for Canadian content creators call for entries for 2024 is on July 1, Canada Day. The deadline for entries is September 30, 2024. The 2024 categories have been released in 4 divisions (B2B , B2C, News, and Academic). The COPAs is now in its 16th year. Visit the 2024 Rules Page here

Call for Judges
The COPA call for judges is now open if you are interested in becoming a judge and be part of the Who's Who of digital publishing in Canada. Register Here. 

2024 Categeories below

1 May 2024,     TORONTO

Another Missed Opportunity for Copyright Reform

 

Coalition of associations are calling on the federal government to restore fair compensation to creators and publishers for the use of their works by the education sector.
Coalition of associations are calling on the federal government to restore fair compensation to creators and publishers for the use of their works by the education sector.
Access Copyright and Copibec, copyright collectives serving over 40,000 writers, visual artists, and publishers across Canada, are alarmed by the Government of Canada's Budget 2024, which neglects to include long-needed action regarding Canada’s fair dealing regime.Despite sustained and concerted advocacy from the entire creative and book-publishing industry in Canada regarding copyright reform, the government has once again chosen to delay the adoption of measures that are necessary to ensure that rightsholders are properly compensated when their works are used in Canada.
 

1 May 2024,     TORONTO ,

Royal Memoir Top-seller Book in Canada in 2023

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is a non-profit organization that develops technology, standards, and education to serve the Canadian book industry.
 New insights into the Canadian print book market released by BookNet Canada. The top-selling English language print book in Canada last year was Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, according to new research released by BookNet Canada. Sales of this title drove a 16% increase in the Biography & Autobiography category when compared with 2022. For the first time this year, data on the circulation of library books in Canada was included in The Canadian Book Market 2023. Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex was also the top loaned book in Canada in 2023. Books by Canadians made up 12% of print book sales in Canada in 2023,

22 April 2024,     TORONTO

News Media Canada Welcomes Federal Government " Local Journalism Initiative"

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The voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada and represents hundreds of titles.
Canada’s news publishers welcomed Budget 2024’s support for the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI).The programme places more than 400 reporters at nearly 300 media outlets in 1400 communities across Canada.“The Local Journalism Initiative is a world-leading programme that is vital in funding original local civic journalism in underserved communities across Canada, and we commend Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, for ensuring it continues,

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