Publishing News & Views

Montreal Noir, from Passion to Print

Emily Mernin

Ricochet Books

Ricochet Books is an imprint dedicated to republishing vintage, out-of-print Canadian mystery novels.

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On Their Own Track

J.B. Staniforth

Among Quebec’s English-language publishers, there are those who specialize even more precisely, delivering books that might not find a mainstream audience but delight small pockets of specialty readers.

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For the Pleasures of Creation

Billie Gagné-LeBel

Linda Leith reflects on her career in the local literary scene as her eponymous publishing company celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Genre Benders

Roxane Hudon

It’s a crowded literary landscape for fantastical beasts and thrilling whodunits, but Renaissance Press, a small and independent Gatineau-based publishing press, isn’t afraid to roll up its sleeves and elbow its way in, armed with fresh voices and unique perspectives representing the intersectionality between queer and disabled voices.

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Turning the Page

J.B. Staniforth

The publishing industry across North America has faced a variety of pandemic roadblocks, but English publishers in Quebec are already in a unique situation with particular challenges, which the coronavirus pandemic only exacerbated.

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Regional Revival

Marianne Lassonde

With the relaunched Shoreline Press, Angela Leuck is nurturing and growing the literary community in the Eastern Townships.

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Let’s Get Radical

Roxane Hudon

Radical publishers hold up a megaphone to the voices that call us away from complacency and cynicism and lead us to activism and change.

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