Book Publishing

BOOK PUBLISHING in BC is a $150 million industry, producing about 1,200 new book titles each year and accounting for about 3% of total sales in Canada.


Its origins date back to 1858, when Alfred Waddington wrote and published the first book to appear in the colony, The Fraser Mines Vindicated; or, A History of Four Months. About 110 more books appeared before 1900, a mixture of regional travel and information books, political and social commentary, fiction and poetry. Not...

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