TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ - McClelland & Stewart has announced the
creation of a new non-fiction imprint, Signal. The new imprint, which
will debut with five titles in Fall 2011, is dedicated to the power of
ideas and original thinking. Featuring politics, religion, culture,
history, business, and the environment, Signal will publish Canadian
and international authors with the intention of sparking debate and
furthering the collective understanding about Canada and the world.
The inaugural list will include Diplomacy in the Digital Age, edited by Janice Gross Stein; In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood; Arguably: Selected Essays by Christopher Hitchens; Damned Nations: Greed, Guns and Aid by War Child North America founder Samantha Nutt; and The Anatomy of Israel's Survival by Hirsh Goodman. Future Signal authors include Alain de Botton, Ezra
Levant, Ronald Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski, Chris Anderson, Mel
Hurtig, Conrad Black, among others.
President and Publisher of McClelland & Stewart Doug Pepper said: "Our
goal with Signal is to publish creative, daring, and intellectually
significant works of non-fiction that stir the pot and raise our
awareness of the most important issues of the day. As book publishing
changes, so must publishers, and with the creation of this new imprint
we are establishing a platform to not only publish great books but to
extend their reach through digital- and event-based marketing."
"Our world is changing constantly and rapidly; long accepted orthodoxies
are being shaken up on every front, political, intellectual,
technological. Signal shows McClelland & Stewart taking on those
challenges from within the publishing world," said Janice Gross Stein,
Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of
Also being launched today, www.SignalBooks.tv is the interactive companion website designed to spark debate and
continue the engagement with these authors and other critical thinkers.
At the heart of this online community, people looking to engage with
others about the original and controversial ideas found in the Signal
books will find videos that will act as debate starters and provide for
For further information:
Ashley Dunn, Publicity Manager, McClelland & Stewart Ltd.