Taking the Pulse of Canada’s Niche Bookstores

For years now, niche bookstores (specializing in mystery, sci-fi, kids’ books, etc.) have been seen as better positioned than most indie bookstores to survive the changing book retail landscape. In a piece about the upcoming closures of Oscar’s Art Books and Toronto’s Cookbook Store, we write about whether niche stores are still the future.

Publishing Doesn’t Need to Be Exclusive

When we launched Page Two, we crafted our mandate carefully. We wanted to attract writers of upmarket, accessible non-fiction that challenges current conceptions. We love working with authors who are entrepreneurs and innovators in their fields; people who have big, new ideas to express.

From Vancouver Sun: A New Breed of B.C. Book Publishers Rises to the Revolution

By Tracy Sherlock

Almost a year ago, venerable Vancouver publisher Douglas & McIntyre filed for creditor protection, ultimately closing up shop after more than 40 years in business. Today, at least three new companies have emerged in the aftermath, while the former publishing company’s three publishing lines are all still flourishing….

From Quill & Quire: Former D&M Staffers Launch Page Two, a Twist on the Traditional Literary Agency

By Julie Baldassi

Former D&M Publishers staffers Trena White and Jesse Finkelstein have announced the launch of a new company, Page Two Strategies, that will serve both authors and corporate clients on a variety of projects.

Day One for Page Two: The Publishing Future is Bright

You’re danger junkies. Gluttons for punishment. Moths to a flame.

Such was the response from concerned family and friends when we announced our plan to launch a publishing agency.

And who could blame them?