All Lit Up is Eight!
Turning eight, feeling great is what our editors thought upon waking this happy morning, because it's our eighth birthday! To celebrate, we asked the team to share a fave memory from when we were young (aka, seven).
Plus, there's an eighth birthday GIVEAWAY - read on!See more details below
Do we ever love a birthday! Our team sat around the virtual table and shared the following memories from our seventh trip around the sun:
For the first time in three years we finally had an in-person AGM, and it was so so wonderful to see everyone again after so long. The book publishing community is the best community – I had no idea just how much I’d missed everyone until we were all hugging it out in Calgary (masked, but affectionate!).
My favourite memory from the past year would have to be working with Bella to support the publishers through the accessible digital books conversion project, and successfully launching eBooks for Everyone!
Our first hybrid AGM, in Calgary and online, was a memorable day! It's always heartening to see our members gathering and sharing knowledge so freely. And it was also great to go on a literary walking tour of Calgary, which ended at the amazing Shelf Life bookstore. (Thanks to our friends at the Book Publishers Association of Alberta for organizing these events!)
After a career wandering, I returned to ALU's mom company, the LPG. And what a joy to be back, especially in time to discuss the fantastic books in our "Summer of Andrés" book club with colleagues new and old.
You could win a prize pack of eight great books from our eight years of website life (plus some ALU extras): head on over to the Instagram post below to find out how!
Thanks so much for taking this trip down memory lane with us, loyal readers - we quite literally couldn't do it without you! If you'd like to celebrate with us, join in on social with the hashtag #ALUturns8.
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