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Winners of the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award

Williams, Kevin close-up

Kevin Williams

This award is presented at the discretion of the ABPBC board to recognize an active BC publisher that has earned the respect and applause of the community.

2016 Winner: Talonbooks

Talonbooks has been a model of Canadian literary publishing under legendary publisher Karl Siegler and has now successfully navigated an ownership transition to savvy businessman Kevin Williams without compromising Talon’s solid editorial integrity.

Vici Johnstone of Caitlin Press

Vici Johnstone of Caitlin Press

2015 Winner: Caitlin Press
Read about Caitlin Press here.

Ronald Hatch

Ronald Hatch Ronsdale Press

2014 Winner: Ronsdale Press
Read about Ronald Hatch here.
Read about Ronsdale Press here.

Diana Douglas

Diana Douglas

2012 Winner: Diana Douglas, co-founder of Self-Counsel Press
Read about Diana Douglas here.

Rolf Maurer

Rolf Maurer

2011 Winner: New Star Books, Rolf Maurer
Read about New Star books here.

2010 Winner: No Award Presented.

Peter Milroy

Peter Milroy, UBC Press

2009 Winner: UBC Press, Peter Milroy
Read about UBC Press here.

Roger and Pat Touchie

Rodger and Pat Touchie

2008 Winner: The Heritage Group
Read about Rodger and Pat Touchie and
The Heritage Group Publishing Co.

Brian Lam

Brian Lam

2007 Winner:Arsenal Pulp Press
Read about Arsenal Pulp Press here.

Bob Tyrrell

Bob Tyrrell

2006 Winner: Orca Book Publishers
Read Bob Tyrrell’s Acceptance Speech

2005 Winner: No Award Presented

Scott McIntyre

Scott McIntyre

2004 Winner: Douglas & McIntyre
Read about Douglas & McIntyre here.

Chris and Judith Plant

Chris and Judith Plant

2003 Winner: New Society Publishers
Read about Chris Plant and Judith Plant.

Howard White

Howard White

2002 Winner: Harbour Publishing
Read about Howard White and Harbour Publishing