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Love Our Local Authors Month - February 2024

02 Feb
February is Love Our Local Authors month! The NL Public Libraries are taking a fresh approach to celebrating local books and authors this year. From 2018 to 2023, NL Reads focused on a four-month competition between four new local books. Each title had a reader advocate, with the winning title determined by popular voting online and in-person at the NL Reads finale.
In 2024, NL Reads shifted focus in order to celebrate more new local books. The Must-Read Book of the Year will be determined based on patron demand and NLPL staff feedback from around the province.
Ten of NLPL's top circulating NL books for 2023 are up for Must-Read Book of the Year, including two Flanker Press titles!
Head over to the NLPL website, linked below, for more information on events surrounding Love Our Local Authors month, past winners and shortlists, as well as the Margaret Duley Award, a prize bearing Margaret Duley’s name, awarded annually as part of Newfoundland and Labrador Public Library’s LOLA programming, is an appropriate way to remember a distinguished literary pioneer while honoring the talented writers of contemporary Newfoundland and Labrador.
Most importantly, head to your local NLPL branch, check out their displays of NL books, and support your local library.

About Flanker Press
Turning pages since 1994

Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.

The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.

Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.

Flanker Press Ltd.
Unit #1 1243 Kenmount Road, Paradise, NL              A1L 0V8

TF: 1.866.739.4420

Tel: 709.739.4477

Fax: 709.739.4420

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10 May, 2024
Flanker Press and Rink Rat Productions are excited to announce that the Operation book series by Helen C. Escott has been optioned for film and television!
02 Apr, 2024
Change to shipping rates for retail accounts, and local deliveries
02 Feb, 2024
Love Our Local Authors Month - February 2024

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation for our publishing activities.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.