American Booksellers Association is an advocacy group for independent booksellers in the US. For many years, Canada had an association, too.
About 100 school boards and education ministries are suing the federally mandated copyright agency in English-speaking Canada.
PubLaunch engages providers on behalf of the author, who can then crowdfund the money needed to pay those providers.
In 2018, we should see action in both lawsuits and in Toronto’s legislative review of the Copyright Modernization Act.
Canada’s largest bookseller, Indigo Books & Music announced plans to expand into the United States, starting in New Jersey in 2018.