Canadian Publishing Industry News
21 November 2017,     TORONTO

The 2017 COPA Winners


The 2017 COPA Awards were held at the Double Tree Hilton last week in Toronto on November 14. The 9th annual COPAs is reflective of digital publishing excellence from across the country as there were winners from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec this year. The winners of the Best of Canada Awards was Western Magazine for Best Digital Solution, Vice News for Best Digital Content and Legion Magazine won Independent Publisher of the year.

18 November 2017,     TORONTO

Heritage Canada review of Magazines

Department of Canadian Heritage
Department of Canadian Heritage
The Department of Canadian Heritage continues its review of cultural programs such as the CPF, Magazines Canada is collecting key statistical data across the industry, on a random and aggregated basis, to inform policy-makers and shape the positions  on major issues.The Board of Magazines Canada has prioritized this research, and asks for  help to ensure the magazine industry is well represented through accurate and relevant data.

18 November 2017,     TORONTO

Coalition on Copyright Changes

 I Value Canadian Stories is an initiative driven by a coalition of associations across the creative industries founded by: Access Copyright, Association of Canadian Publishers, Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens, Canadian Publishers’ Council, News Media Canada, Playwrights Guild of Canada and The Writers' Union of Canada.

17 November 2017,     OTTAWA

Magazines on Parliament Hill



Magazines Canada members and key partners are invited to join the association's Board of Directors in Ottawa on November 21 for  Magazines on the Hill reception. This is an opportunity to meet  with Members of Parliament, Senators and other influential Ottawa decision-makers who are responsible for the legislation that underpins Canada's cultural policy and programs, including the Canada Periodical Fund.

Come out and share a #MagazineMoment with Ottawa!

7 November 2017,     TORONTO

State of Digital Seminar



How to compete in the digital world for publidhers. What digital wagon do they hitch a ride on? The digital landscape includes programmatic, search, social, content marketing, web display and email.  What are the needs of the reader and advertiser in this new environment? There are signs that readers are suffering from digital ad overload? What is the ad effectiveness of tv, radio, outdoor, newspaper and magazines versus digital which is better. What works and doesn’t work will be explored in this panel discussion with 3 marketers.

7 November 2017,     MONTREAL

Transcontinental Media sell 21 publications


exiting the publishing feild
exiting the publishing field
Transcontinental Media  announces  the sale of 21 of its publications and their related web properties to Icimédias Inc. In total, 140 employees of these various publications and 28 employees from TC Media's Production team are transferred to Icimédias.  With the completion of this transaction, close to 50% of the titles included in this process are now in the hands of local owners.

7 November 2017,     TOTONTO

Magazine Canada Awards Merge with National Magazine Awards

The National Media Awards Foundation and Magazines Canada  announce the integration of 10 Magazine Grands Prix categories into the National Magazine Awards.The National Magazine Awards will be a unified program of 29 categories  to recognize excellence in journalism, writing, visual art, design and publishing. Open to all Canadian creators and publications in both official languages, the National Magazine Awards recognize our country’s diverse communities of readers.

7 November 2017,     LONDON

KODACHROME launched by Eastman Kodak

A magazine about analog renaissance
A magazine about the  analog renaissance
Kodachrome is a new magazine designed to tell the story of the analog renaissance and to showcase the place of craft and analog technologies in contemporary culture. KODACHROME magazine highlights the worlds of cinematography, photography, vinyl records, publishing and more, telling a broad mix of stories inspired by the craft revival – while also considering the harmonious balance with digital technologies like 3D printing and CGI.

6 November 2017,    

Quebecor launches a tablet version of the J5 mobile app for Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec daily newspapers


The digital consumption habits of Canadians according to Comscore based on their hardware show that 50% of users are on the desktop, 30% smartphones and 20% tablets. Canadians are well connected with 30.6M cellphone subscribers (73% have smartphones) in a market with a population of 35.1M (87% index), that is 2 phones per household in Canada (15.4M HHs), the average household size is 2.4. 

6 November 2017,    

Cover Re-Design for Canadian Woodworking


The Dec/Jan 2018 issue of Canadian Woodworking has a fresh new look.  Publishers Linda and Paul Fulcher commissioned K9 Strategy + Design to assist with the project.


Norm Lourenco, Creative Director at K9 Strategy + Design said this:

“Our main goal with this project was to develop a masthead logo/wordmark that would stand out against its competitors – a challenge when working with long titles. We worked hard to find the right balance that would accommodate the variety of different sized projects that are regularly featured on the cover and at the same time allow the masthead to stand out.”


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