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Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) talked to the Book and Periodical Council, Toronto Public Library,  and me, about Freedom to Read Week 2013, and a Type Books window display that has been generating a lot of chatter.

VIDEO: Freedom to Read Week 2013

My 2012 Holiday Reads for Day 6 (also Far from the Tree, which I seem to have forgotten about when taking the picture...)


Three more shopping days till Christmas!

Here are my tips for the buzziest books underneath the tree this year, as shared with Brent Bambury on this morning’s CBC Day 6.

Shoppers in Toronto: you can get all of these and more at the fabulous Type Books, where I’m often to be found selling books of a weekend. All except Building Stories, that is, which is sold out everywhere in the city (gasp!) except for The Beguiling, which was clever enough to get a Santa’s warehouse full! Go indies!

Happy holiday reading folks.

This morning I was on Fresh Air with CBC Books Producer Erin Balser (@booksin140) talking about our publishing predictions for 2012.

They are:

1) The rise of eBOOK SHORTS. Long-form journalism in eBook form has been a big growth area in the past 12 months. Will it be a game-changer in 2012?

2) The ongoing fight for INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES. With news of several closures already in 2012, now more than ever indie retailers are having to do more than just sell books. We highlight some of the ones that are doing it best.

3) Will 2012 be the year of NON-FICTION? Literary awards for non-fiction have started to steal some of the media limelight from the big fiction prizes. Will this be the year serious, narrative non-fiction gets sexy?

4) CANADIAN-OWNED PUBLISHERS v. the might of multi-nationals. With Random House now a full owner of iconic Canadian house McClelland & Stewart, what does this mean for the year ahead in publishing?

Listen to the audio of our conversation here.