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25 Aug
15 Aug

Fall Book Preview: Need a flyer for your staff room?

Hey guys!

Want to help us spread the word to your coworkers about our Fall Book Preview? Click each city below to find a downloadable flyer with information about each event!

TORONTO: Sunday, September 7th

LONDON: Sunday, September 14th

OTTAWA: Sunday, September 21st

MONTREAL: Monday, September 22nd

HALIFAX: Sunday, October 5th

CALGARY: Sunday, October 19th

EDMONTON: Monday, October 20th

VANCOUVER: Tuesday, October 21st

VICTORIA: Wednesday, October 22nd

WINNIPEG: Sunday, October 26th

Don’t forget to RSVP! We can’t wait to see you this Fall. Cory’s already working on his jokes, and I’ve got boxes and boxes and boxes of free books for you already piling up in my office.

Free books and jokes, now that’s the sign of a good event!


29 Jul

You’re Invited to our Fall Book Preview!


29 Jul

Booksellers Love The Miniaturist!

The Miniaturist is the story of a young woman who moves to Amsterdam following an arranged marriage to a successful businessman. There, she finds a house full of secrets, a mysterious husband, and an elusive miniaturist…

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton is on sale August 26th, but I’ve already gotten some great feedback about this one!

“I finished The Miniaturist….and loved it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Cecilia

“I just finished The Miniaturist and I really enjoyed it! It kept me interested the whole way through. I loved the character development throughout the book.  It’s a perfect read for those who loved The Night Circus.” —  Leila

“Thank you for sending me this lovely book (in such fabulous wrap!) I fell right into this story immediately. I now want to go to Amsterdam. Quite the intriguing tale, and well laid out.” —  Heather

“I just finished reading the ARC of ‘The Miniaturist' - and I absolutely loved it!  Well-written, great narrative, extremely rich and textured - a fantastic read from beginning to end.  One of my favourite books of the year, thus far!” Tyler

Want an ARC? Email me at!

22 Jul

Save the Date: Cory and Shannon are coming to a city near you!

Hey guys,

We have started planning our Fall Product Knowledge Tour! This is where Cory and I come to a city near you, and talk about the biggest books of the Fall. We’ll bring a ton of finished books, advanced copies (and yes food) with us. Who knows, there may be even a special guest or two. With new books from Graeme Simsion, Patricia Cornwell, Martin Short, Amy Poehler, Thomas King and Justin Trudeau there are a lot of books to be excited about.

Here are the dates! We’ll be sending out an official invite shortly, but just wanted to let you know, so you can mark them in your calendars.


TORONTO: Sunday, September 7th, 6:30pm

LONDON: Sunday, September 14th, 6:30pm

OTTAWA: Sunday, September 21st, 7:00pm

MONTREAL: Monday, September 22nd, 6:30pm

HALIFAX: Sunday, October 5th, 9:00am

CALGARY: Sunday, October 19th, 6:30pm

EDMONTON: Monday, October 20th, 6:30pm

VANCOUVER: Tuesday, October 21st, 7:00pm

VICTORIA: Wednesday, October 22nd, 7:30pm

WINNIPEG: Sunday, October 26th, 7:00pm

Don’t worry about RSVP-ing yet, we’ll have all that information in the official invite.

Locations and special guest information to come!

Hope to see you all this Fall.


18 Jul

A special package for you…

Hey y’all!

Be on the lookout! Your store should be receiving one of these special packages…

Can’t wait to hear what you think. (And if you haven’t received yours let me know!)


10 Jul

The Queen of the Tearling is HERE!!!

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen is FINALLY HERE! You guys know that I love this book (many, many of us here at HarperCollinsCanada do) so I’m so excited to see it on bookshelves this week.

The Queen of the Tearling is the first book in an epic new trilogy about a young woman who must reclaim her throne and learn to rule a kingdom in turmoil. It has adventure, magic, and a strong, fierce heroine.

Here’s a sneak peek at the transit ads we will be running next week across the GTA:


The author also wrote a really, really great piece on Buzzfeed entitled ‘Why We Need “Ugly” Heroines’. Check it out here:


Hope you guys get the chance to read this one!


08 Jul

Look What’s Coming This Fall…

Over the past month we’ve revealed some of the covers of our biggest Fall 2014 books! Check them out:

Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell - New crime fiction starring Kay Scarpetta, coming November 11th, 2014!

Desert God by Wilbur Smith -  Game of Thrones meets Ancient Egypt in this epic new historical fiction novel, coming October 21st, 2014!

The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah — A thrilling new mystery starring Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, on sale September 9th, 2014.

And finally…

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion — Are you ready for Don and Rosie’s next adventure? Coming September 30th, 2014!

07 Jul

Some Smackdown Updates

We love this homemade display for The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden from Chapters Belleville!

And, check out the innovative way Chapters St Vital is promoting Natchez Burning - “Natchez rhymes with matches”!

What a great start to Summer Smackdown! Keep those updates coming :)

03 Jul

The Product Knowledge Tour: Fall 2014 Questionnaire

Hello all!

As you know, we are starting to plan our Fall 2014 Product Knowledge Tour and would LOVE some feedback from you!

If you have a few minutes, could you possibly email me ( and answer the following questions? Extra ARCs to anyone that provides feedback!

1. What’s the one city we absolutely have to visit this year?

2. Where you do think our Product Knowledge event should be held in your city? (Exact venue suggestions are definitely appreciated!)

3. What types of ARCs should we bring?

4. Who is your ideal special guest? (Besides Cory and I, of course!)

5. Do you prefer a morning or an evening event?

6. What’s the best day of the week to hold the event, for you and your coworkers?

7. What kind of food/snacks would you like served?

8. What’s the one thing that you think we can do to get more of your coworkers to come to an event???

Any feedback would be greatly, greatly appreciated!

Thanks guys,