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Exhibitor Marketplace

We're excited to welcome exhibitors to #BookitHfx19.  The Word On The Street's Exhibitor Marketplace is Nova Scotia's biggest outdoor bookstore, providing you with an opportunity to connect and speak with, the many people who fuel the publishing industry across Canada.

Jane Doucet – The Pregnant Pause – Booth Z4

Front Lower Plaza

#Booth V located in front of library windows

Kat Smutz Author and Freelance Writer – Village Tent B Upper Plaza Booth U

Front Lower Plaza

MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc. – Magnificent Market Place Booth C

Front Lower Plaza

MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc. has published award winning books across Canada, the United States and South Korea. The company has a track record of not only producing quality books but also bestsellers. MacIntyre Purcell has worked with some of the country's best authors, illustrators and cartoonists, including Michael de Adder, Jon Tattrie, Dave Kelly, Amy Jo Ehman, Will Tyrell, John Boileau, Vernon Oickle and the list goes on. The company produces 10-12 books a year.

Maple Leaf Publishing Inc. Main Tent Booth J

Front Lower Plaza

We, Maple Leaf Publishing Inc., comprised of dedicated individuals with the vision of helping Authors achieve their goals. Driven with passion, we guarantee to deliver our promise with excellence. Our expertise, honed for more than a decade, enables us to adapt with haste to the latest book publicity campaigns.

Our diverse staff's collective experiences have grown from working with traditional publishers and self-publishing companies. Our company has been founded with the vision of helping writers become notable authors.

With our innovative team, building the author’s reputation in the publishing industry while maintaining the longevity of market visibility becomes inevitable. We make certain that our Authors earn the recognition they deserve. Our commitment as a reputable book publishing firm compels us to excel in whatever marketing endeavor we partake.

Join Maple Leaf Publishing Inc. now and unravel the journey of your book’s success with us.

“Our Mission”

 Our mission is to connect self-published authors to their target audience and publishers in Canada and around the world.

Book Endorsement Objectives:

  • Reach Canadian publishers who are looking for books like yours
  • Explore the new market for your title and reach interested readers
  • Set you a credible track record that would help entice Canadian publishers
  • Set your book aside from the congested market to stand out and be noticed
  • Pitch your book to interested publishers who are looking for titles under your genre
  • Establish connections to your target audience through Canadian Publishers
  • Possible rights acquisition and Canadian-French translations

What We Can Offer:

  • Efficient endorsement for your book to a new market
  • Higher chances of being discovered through the ratio of books being endorsed and the number of attendees (publishers, etc.)
  • No leg work on your part - you only need to register and submit information about your book
  • We’ll send a detailed report few weeks after the endorsement
  • Experienced staff on the event to answer queries and assist attendees
  • Introduction of your title to specific publishers through our agents during the publishing gathering

Our Staff's collective experience has grown from working with traditional publishers and self-publishing companies. Our company has been founded with the vision of connecting authors to Canadian readers and audience.

Marquis Book Printing – Marquis Tent Front Plaza

Front Lower Plaza

Marquis Book Printing 

Nevermore Press – Main Tent Booth K

Front Lower Plaza

Established in 2017, Nevermore Press is a small, independent publishing company specializing in Nova Scotian and Atlantic Canada fiction and creative nonfiction. We are constantly searching the sea of voices to find stories that explore and celebrate our vast cultural and ethnic diversity; stories that serve as both a window and a mirror for our readers–a window for readers to see into another world, and a mirror for those who are underrepresented in literature. What we look for are character-driven narratives that allow readers to experience other worlds. Our imprint, Trap Door Books, publishes books for middle grade and YA readers. We believe dreamers and storytellers are educators who inspire children and provide them with a refuge in what is often a confusing and chaotic world. Website Twitter  

New World Publishing – Magnificent Marketplace Booth G

Magnificent Market

#Magnificent Marketplace Booth G

header New World is a small, eclectic company founded in 1995 to produce books “that make a difference in peoples lives”. From our inception, New World has used the maximum amount of recycled/post-consumer waste material available during the production of all of our publications. The bulk of our publications relate to the mandate of being Atlantic or Canadian in authorship, design, pre-publication and production.

Nimbus Publishing – Magnificent Marketplace Booths A & B

Magnificent Market

#Magnificent Marketplace Booth A & B

o Nimbus Publishing is the largest English-language publisher east of Toronto. Nimbus produces more than 30 new titles a year on a range of subjects relevant to the Atlantic Provinces — children’s picture books and fiction, literary non-fiction, social and cultural history, nature photography, current events, biography, sports, and cultural issues.

OC Publishing – Magnificent Marketplace Booth E

Creative LabMagnificent Market

#Magnificent Marketplace F

OC Publishing   Founded by award-winning author and Halifax native, Anne Louise O'Connell, OC Publishing is a hybrid publishing company that mentors new authors and provides coaching, editing and publishing services tailored to the individual author’s need. From story idea and outline, through plot and character development to finished manuscript and publication, OC Publishing can create a book development program just right for your personal author journey. The genres that we publish include women’s fiction, mystery/suspense, memoir, historical fiction and children’s books. Writing workshops and retreats are also offered regularly. Visit for more information and details on upcoming retreats.    

Open Heart Forgery – The Village Tent – Front Plaza Booth Z3

Front Lower Plaza

#Literacy Lance Inside Library Booth L

ohflogo2fr Open Heart Forgery is a free monthly journal of poems and lyrics that aims to energize Halifax writers from the grass roots up. Created in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and read everywhere. Open Heart Forgery was founded in February 2010 by Donal Power, a Halifax writer. Donal realized that there is a pressing need to encourage local writers by publishing their work in a way that everyone in the community can access, either freely downloadable or free to pick up around town. OHF was Donal’s labour of love for four years. Since he moved away, a volunteer committee is working hard to keep it alive.

Pottersfield Press Ltd. -Magnificent Marketplace Booth D

Magnificent Market

#Magnificent Marketplace Booth D

Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 1.42.55 PM Pottersfield Press was founded in 1979 and is located at Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada. Pottersfield specializes in books about Atlantic Canada but also publishes a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles in the areas of history, biography, health, environment and books about the sea.

Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada – The Village Tent B Upper Plaza – Booth T

Magnificent Market

Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada, was the first Romance Writers of America chapter born in the 21st century.

Led by RWAC's founding president, Victoria LeBlanc, the chapter consisted of two published authors and more than a few writers who had yet to complete their first novel.
From those early days in January 2000, RWAC, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia has supported and encouraged and cheered on first time and multi-published authors, Golden Heart and Rita finalists, Pro members and Pan members.

Share International (Canada) – Village Tent B Upper Plaza Booth V

Magnificent Market

Share International is a volunteer network that publishes information on the Ageless Wisdom Teachings in its most modern context -  the enormous challenges facing humanity, the possible solutions, and the emergence of our most evolved planetary Teachers to assist us with the needed transformation".   Website

The Antigonish Review – Magnificent Marketplace – Booth J

Magnificent Market

#Magnificent Marketplace Booth M

    Founded in 1970, The Antigonish Review is the third longest-running creative-writing journal in the Maritimes and one of the oldest continuing literary magazines in Canada.

A Small Magazine with an International Reputation

Far from being just a regional magazine, TAR reaches readers throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in countries like Germany, Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, England, and the Netherlands. Every year the journal receives more than a thousand submissions from as far away as Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Australia/New Zealand, India, Hawaii, and Brazil.

What Makes TAR Special

TAR has always prided itself on offering an eclectic array of poetry and prose by emerging as well as established writers. It also encourages critical discussion through its publishing of extensive book reviews and thoughtful scholarly articles. TAR was also one of the first English-language literary journals in Canada to publish translations of French-Canadian poets. This tradition has expanded to include translations by international award-winning poets such as Estonian Arved Viirlaid and Brazilian Edilberto Coutinho. In addition, each cover includes pieces by emerging and prominent artists. TAR won 2003 Canadian Magazine Publishers Award for Best Cover Art among Literary Magazines. TAR also offers students opportunities to participate in the life of the journal, whether through internships or its Poet Grow-Op program, a joint initiative with UBC that promotes and publishes work by emerging college and university writers.

A Destination for Literary Excellence

TAR has a long reputation for attracting internationally recognized, award-winning writers. It has published the work of luminaries like Milton Acorn, Annie Dillard, Louis Dudek, Jane Jacobs, Marshall McLuhan, Thomas Merton, and Alden Nowlan. Some of the many major Canadian voices that have appeared in its pages include Marshall McLuhan, John Thompson, Margaret Atwood, Alistair MacLeod, David Adams Richards, Irving Layton, Carol Shields, Sheldon Currie, Lorna Crozier, Michael Crummey, Lynn Coady, Rohinton Mistry, Jan Zwicky, Stephanie Bolster, Sheree Fitch, Johanna Skibsrud, George Elliott Clarke, Don McKay, Brian Bartlett, Kathleen Winter, Alexander MacLeod, Wayne Johnston, Leo McKay Jr. and Anne Simpson.

The Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association – Marquis Tent Front Plaza

Magnificent Market

#Stage Host Pitch the Publisher Room 301

atlantic-publishers-marketing-associationThe Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association is an industry support organization representing book publishers located in Atlantic Canada. The publishers in Atlantic Canada believe a vigorous Atlantic-owned-and-controlled book publishing industry is essential to the economic, cultural, educational and social life of Atlantic Canada. The APMA works towards growing and maintaining a strong Canadian-owned book publishing industry in Atlantic Canada.

Tina Assanti Books – The Village Tent C – Lower Plaza – Booth Z9

Magnificent Market

    Tina Assanti books are written with a passion for human nature, drama, family dysfunctionalism and humor. Her characters are endearing and sometimes pretty stupid. Just like in real life. Reading a Tina Assanti book is guaranteed entertainment. They are sure to leave your mind lingering on the characters you have fallen in love with and leave you wanting for more. 

Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia – Magnificent Market Place – Booth M

Magnificent Market

logo The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia is a province-wide arts service organization founded with the core principle of “writers helping writers.” The WFNS offers development programming and professional services that support the craft of writing, the business of being a writer, and the promotion of Nova Scotia writers as integral to our cultural life and creative economy. More information about membership, our programs and our services can be found at