The Literary Press Group of Canada (LPG), of which ARP is a member, has released a new strategic plan. A blueprint for the reinvention of the 37 year-old organization, the document proposes innovative new measures to strengthen Canadian literary publishers, promote Canadian-authored literary books, and embrace the diversity of the organization’s more than sixty members. The three-year plan will reinvent several of the LPG’s existing programs and enter some entirely new areas of business.
The most immediate change will be in the way the LPG provides sales representation to its members. Beginning January 1, 2013, the Canadian Manda Group will assume sales duties for the LPG. Working in partnership with the LPG’s marketing staff, Manda will represent a new collective of publishers to the Canadian trade. The LPG’s distribution arm, LitDistCo, will continue its current relationship with Fraser Direct.
You can read the entire announcement on the LPG blog site.