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The Newsletter: Summer

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Welcome to the summer edition of the AU Press newsletter!


A review of Living on the Land was published in the Catalyst. Michelle Nieviadomy writes that “Living on the Land is a beautiful and complex collection of perspective, story, knowledge, and wisdom.”

We took our Instagram followers on a book tour of Edmonton this summer! Points of interest included Commonwealth Stadium, the Legislature, the Walterdale Theatre, West Edmonton Mall, and the Gibson Block. We still have three more stops to go!

New releases

An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Land was released in August. More than an anthology, this book illustrates Brown’s exceptional skill in the close study of texts—including oral documents, images, artifacts, and other cultural expressions—and elucidates the scholarly evolution of one of the leading ethnohistorians in Canada and the United States. Brown will be honoured at the annual Ethnohistory conference in October. Stay tuned for details!


Ever wondered how to turn your dissertation into a book? We hosted a Facebook Live event with our senior acquisitions editor on how to revise your dissertation for publication! The live video is still available to watch or you can read a summary on our blog.

The annual Book Publishers Association of Alberta conference is only a few weeks away. Put on by the BPAA, this conference offers professional development, networking, books, and an awards gala!


Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning won the Distance Education Book award at the 2017 AECT Division of Distance Learning Awards. Congratulations to George Veletsianos and the contributors to this collection!

We have been nominated for Publisher of the Year at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards. It’s an honour to be nominated for the second year in a row and we are looking forward to the gala!

Visiting with the Ancestors has been shortlisted for Book Design of the Year at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards.

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