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Comment on Copyright Board of Canada Tariff Decision for Schools

On June 26, 2009, the Copyright Board released its decision on the 2004 Access Copyright application to the Board for a tariff that would address the copying of the works in its repertoire; extensive negotiations with the education sector on fair compensation for copying of that repertoire in elementary and secondary schools ended in deadlock.

The Board set a royalty tariff of $5.16 for each full-time equivalent (FTE) student, a significant increase from the current tariff of approximately $2.45 per FTE student.

We acknowledge the Board's thorough and thoughtful analysis of all evidence presented in this complex and arduous process.

The decision considered the scope of the fair dealing exception in the educational setting. The decision's major findings and first principles with respect to uses of copyright material will be analyzed in the coming weeks.

For info or for comment, contact:
David Swail


Membership in the Higher Education Publishers' Group means that individual firms benefit from the collective resources, ideas and influence of many of the largest, most creative, and productive publishers for post-secondary markets. The Group presently includes members who are directly involved in the publication and distribution of post-secondary books and educational materials. The Group implements programs to address factors affecting the well-being of the college and university course materials marketplace. Important issues are dealt with directly such as: the growing market reliance on used books, the effects of technology on publishing and the illegal photocopying of copyright materials.

The Group maintains close contact with national faculty and student associations to ensure publishers are in tune with our customer groups. The Group also regularly works with national and regional bookselling organizations to effect ongoing, positive collaboration and communication, and to implement changes important to each constituency.

A Word from the Executive Director :
The Higher Education Publishers' Group supports its members in providing value to the Canadian post-secondary education community and in sustaining a viable return on their investment. It uses the collective advantage of association to deal effectively with common industry issues as guide and spokesperson. In addition, the Group focuses on national strategic initiatives which will provide the most benefit to its members.

Elsevier Canada
McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited 
Macmillan Higher Ed Publishers Group
Nelson Education  
Pearson Education Canada
John Wiley & Sons Canada Limited

Board of Directors:
Brenda Kirkconnell, Elsevier Canada
Mike Hamel, McGraw-Hill Ryerson
James Reeve, Pearson Education Canada
Jonathan Abrams, Nelson Education
Michael Wright, W.W. Norton & Company
Maureen Talty, John Wiley & Sons Canada Limited 
Geoff Forguson, Oxford University Press
Greg David, Macmillan Higher Ed Publishers Group




CPC released our most recent Student and Faculty Research Report in April  2009. The research conducted by UTHINK Consulting was a survey of college and university faculty and students about their course materials, materials usage, attitudes about course materials, buying behaviour and the impact on students by faculty on the selection process.


The information in this document is vital to booksellers, faculty, students and parents of students!

To purchase a copy of the complete results of the survey please email David Swail at dswail@pubcouncil.ca.

The cost of the full report is $150.00 plus GST and shipping. 


Author Information!
What are the steps to publishing a textbook?



• Author submits textbook proposal to publisher.

• Publisher conducts market review of proposal.

• Contract between author and publisher is signed.

• Editorial works with author to create manuscript.

• Entire manuscript is sent out for review.

• Production begins.

• Author reviews editing.

• Pages and cover are designed and formatted.

• Marketing and sales strategy is determined.

• Ancillaries are developed.

• Index is prepared.

• Book is sent to printer.

• Book is published.

• Sales reps work the market.

• Adoptions are secured.

• Books are shipped.

• Books are purchased by students.

• Royalties are paid to author.


Research Available for Purchase:

On-Line Purchasing:
Phase 1
Current Practices, Future Prospects Phase I Published 2000 Price: $125.00 for Phase I
Phase I of this research includes 800 interviews. Answer questions such as how much course delivery is electronic; do students prefer buying texts over the Net; how many bookstores are e-tailers?
On-Line Purchasing:
Current Practices, Future Prospects Faculty, Booksellers, Students Phase II Published Jan 2002 Price: $125.00 for Phase II
Phase I data is integrated into Phase II research. Answers questions such as how much course delivery is electronic; do students prefer buying texts over the Internet; how many bookstore are e-tailers?




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