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If you read on a tablet, e-reader, or smartphone, you may have noticed that the number of available Talon titles has grown steadily since we published our first electronic book back in 2011 (all part of Talon’s now completed renewal plan). There are now 100 Talonbooks available as ebooks (depending on which ebook vendor site one peruses; for example, there are currently 98 Talon titles available from Kobo). Here are some fun facts about our ebooks published to date:
Talon’s bestselling ebooks are
The most recent Talonbooks published in electronic formats are
By August 2013 Talon had sold more than 500 ebooks, and the total number sold to date has grown to about 2,975 – and counting! We work hard to publish words that matter and ebooks that are high-calibre, and we are happy to see evidence of our readers enjoying them!
August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!Friday June 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.