An important announcement from the Book and Periodical Council

January 5, 2024

Hello Everyone,

In 2022, the Book and Periodical Council (BPC) engaged in a strategic revisioning process to better align its programs and services with the needs of its members. As a result of this process, we made the decision to retire Book Summit after 20+ wonderful years. Our final conference on Sustainable Publishing in a Changing World was held virtually in 2021. All information found here regarding our final conference is for reference only.

We are immensely proud of this conference and its impact. With support from our dedicated funders, sponsors, and partners, we’ve been able to educate and provide networking opportunities for publishing professionals across the industry. We are deeply grateful to all the individuals who have attended Book Summit over the years.

The BPC will continue to provide in-depth training to its members on topics that directly relate to their work and the current landscape in which they operate. For publishing professionals and creators, we encourage you to seek out other learning opportunities from our industry colleagues including Tech Forum, presented by BookNet Canada; the Accessible Publishing Summit presented by the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS); and webinars and workshops presented by the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Literary Press Group, The Writers’ Union of Canada, the Canadian Authors Association, CANSCAIP, Editors Canada, and WorkInCulture.

As a not-for-profit, the BPC runs several programs for the benefit of the overall book industry. If you are interested in supporting the BPC’s work as a sponsor, Affiliate, or partner on other initiatives, please reach out to Anne McClelland.

Thank you again for all your support and engagement over the years.


The BPC Board & Team

The Book and Periodical Council (BPC) would like to acknowledge the sacred land upon which we operate. Toronto, known as Tkaronto, is the traditional territory of the Anishnabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron Wendat, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, who remain the current treaty holders. This territory is subject to the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement that was originally established between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and Anishnabek Nations to peaceably and responsibly care for the lands and waters of the Great Lakes Region. The tenets of this agreement still hold today and require our ongoing commitment to the land and one another. The meeting place of Tkaronto continues to be home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities from across Turtle Island and the Book and Periodical Council is grateful to meet and work in this community, and on this territory.


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