Spring List & Fall News!

November 06, 2018

Our latest e-news is set to hit inboxes Wednesday morning, November 7th! Do you want to join our mailing list? We send an e-newsletter out every few month or two with our publishing news. Sign up here!

We’ll be announcing our Spring 2019 list, which you can check out here!

Hot Summer to Fall Launches

August 07, 2018

Summer has been hot hot from coast to coast and we hope you have found time to curl up in the shade with a great book!

It’s never too early to jot fall book launches into your calendars and we hope you can join us for the following Winnipeg events at McNally Robinson on Grant:

October 11th – Parallel Prairies, edited by Darren Ridgley and Adam Petrash, will get you set to spook!

October 25th – More Abandoned Manitoba, Gordon Goldsborough’s much anticipated follow-up to the 2016 hit!

November 18th – Coop The Great launches his adventure! This middle grade book by Larry Verstraete will have you rooting for this down-and-out dachshund.

Have A Glad Dad This June!

June 05, 2018

Father’s Day is coming and Great Plains has you covered! Share the image above on your social media pages and tell us a story about what make your dad (or the father figure in your life) special. Four books will be given to four winners*, with two helping to keep your #WpgWhiteout memories alive!
*Winners addresses must be in Canada. 

Stuck In The Middle 2 by Bartley Kives and Bryan Scott
The Sign for Migrant Soul by Richard Cumyn
Golden Boys by Ty Dilello
The Hot Line by Geoff Kirbyson

Be sure to tag us in your posts (you can find us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook). We’ll announce the winner on June 11th.

More Great Plans news here!

Have you heard?

March 20, 2018

Our authors have gotten some great radio play this week!

Curious about why Angie Abdou asks “why isn’t Thomas Trofimuk a household name?” Listen to her audio review of This Is All A Lie on CBC Alberta! Following Angie’s rave review, Daybreak Alberta hosted Thomas for an interview, which you can listen to here.

Anne Mahon has committed her life making a difference. Let’s Give A Damn interviewed her about her volunteer work, and how that led to her commitment to share the stories of people in marginalized communities in her books The Lucky Ones and Redemption. Get ready to be inspired and check it out.

Yellow Dog Launches!

January 30, 2018

We have dates scheduled for the launches of our Yellow Dog titles this spring!

April 12th – Anita Daher kicks things off with her novel, Forgetting How To Breathe.

April 29th – Get ready for espionage at the launch of Family of Spies by Jodi Carmichael.

May 11th – Colleen Nelson and Nancy Chappell-Pollack wrap the spring season with Pulse Point.

All of our Yellow Dog launches will take place in Winnipeg at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Grant Park. We hope to see you there!

 

Starred Reviews & Bestsellers

January 02, 2018

Happy 2018!

We are thrilled to start the new year with a starred review in Quill & Quire for Thomas Trofimuk’s This Is All A Lie. Grab your copy of this exceptional magazine for Canadian literature, which calls Thomas’ novel “a powerful, dazzling accomplishment.”

This Is All A Lie has also been selected for The Complete NP99: The best books of 2017 by The National Post!

Looking back at 2017, we are thrilled to see three Great Plains non-fiction titles on the McNally Robinson Manitoba Bestsellers list. If you haven’t grabbed a copy of Stories Best Left Untold, Abandoned Manitoba or Stuck In The Middle 2 yet, be sure to catch up on these bestsellers in 2018!

Merry Christmas!

December 27, 2017

Warm greetings from Great Plains! We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. See you in 2018!

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Yellow Dog Launches!

October 03, 2017

We are proud to announce the launch of Yellow Dog, our latest imprint named in honour of our favourite #dogAtWork, Scout. You can read all about the imprint in our latest e-news. Interested in submitting? Be sure to review our guidelines.

While we’re jazzed about the Spring list – announcement coming soon! – we are also busy bees working away on our Fall titles. Be sure to catch these upcoming launches at McNally Robinson Booksellers:

October 26 – Anne Mahon’s Redemption illuminates the harsh realities of gang life.

November 15 – Stuck In The Middle 2 kicks off. Bartley Kives and Bryan Scott’s Stuck In The Middle was a smash hit in 2013.

November 22 – Who is the greatest Manitoba hockey player of all time? Get down to the launch of Golden Boys by Ty Dilello to find out!

 

Farewell, Scout

August 08, 2017

After nearly 16 years guarding and greeting couriers, employees and authors, Scout slipped away to a new chapter in life. In all his time as official greeter for Great Plains, he showed an unerring nose for literary talent and routinely offered himself up as inspiration for sometimes lame Christmas cards. Scout has passed the baton, ‘er bone,  to Trish,  who has perky ears, but is the appropriate yellow.

Five Thousand and Counting!

June 26, 2017

Abandoned Manitoba by Gordon Goldsborough has surpassed 5,000 copies sold!

Since its launch in October of 2016, Abandoned Manitoba has flown off store shelves. Here at Great Plains, we have hit the reprint button three times to ensure enough stock was available to retailers. Congratulations to Gordon Goldsborough on being the fastest Great Plains author to reach Canadian Bestseller standing!

Two Titles on the Shortlist

May 29, 2017

Congratulations to Katherine Koller and Natasha Deen, who have both made the Alberta Readers’ Choice Awards shortlist. Natasha Deen’s Gatekeeper is the second book in her Guardian series. Watch for the final book, Game’s End, this fall! Art Lessons by Katherine Koller is a crossover fiction title, appropriate for teenage audiences as well as adults. Art Lessons is a novel about art and growing up on the outside.

Voting opens in July!

Danuta Gleed

May 02, 2017

We are pleased to announce Lyse Champagne’s The Light That Remains has been shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award!

The Jury had this to say about Lyse’s exceptional collection:

Through the brutal lens of war, the stories in The Light that Remains span the twentieth century and travel the globe. Readers are caught up in the lives of innocent people in Armenia, the Ukraine, Hong Kong, France, Cambodia, and Rwanda, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the harrowing cruelties of war. With clear, elegant prose and a compassionate voice, Lyse Champagne explores loss, love, kindness, hope, despair, the need to survive. In so doing, she forces into the reader’s heart a deeper understanding of the anguish and strength that resides in the human spirit when worlds are shattered beyond recognition.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

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