Toronto Star Boosts Books Section

Greater Coverage of Canadian Authors, Publishing Industry

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2015) - The Toronto Star will be expanding its coverage of Canadian authors and book publishing, with more book reviews, more best-seller lists and more news.

Effective Saturday, Oct. 17, the Toronto Star will also be making its books coverage available to a wider audience by moving its books pages, which previously appeared on Sunday, to the Entertainment section in the Saturday Star, which has the largest readership of any newspaper in Canada.

The Toronto Star has a long history of supporting Canadian authors and the Canadian book publishing industry and these enhancements are a clear indication of its continuing commitment to this vital cultural sector.

The changes will include:

  • Four pages of book coverage;
  • Enhanced bestseller lists featuring Canadian authors:
    • Original fiction
    • Original non-fiction
    • Canadian fiction and non-fiction
    • Juvenile (children's and young adult)
    • Rotating category-specific lists, including mystery, parenting, health, self-improvement and food;
  • More book reviews and book excerpts;
  • Increased listings of book-related events.

The Toronto Star has actively supported authors and book publishers for many years. The newspaper has conducted the Toronto Star Short Story Contest, considered one of the top competitions in North America, for the past 37 years; is a media sponsor for the Toronto Book Awards that honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto; is a long-standing media partner of Word on the Street festival; is a media sponsor of the International Festival of Authors; and is the media sponsor for the Toronto Public Library's eh List Author Series, a premiere destination for lovers of Canadian literature, hosting award-winning authors and exciting new voices.

In addition, the Metro free daily newspapers in seven Canadian cities, which are part of Star Media Group, recently enhanced their book sections, offering more reviews and author interviews.

About the Toronto Star, and Star Touch

The Toronto Star, founded in 1892, is read by 3.0 million readers a week in print, online ( and on Star Touch, one of the news industry's most innovative tablet apps. The Toronto Star is a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited and part of the Star Media Group, which includes the Metro free daily newspapers in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax. Star Media Group also includes, Torstar Syndication Services and The Kit, a fashion and beauty publication, and the jointly owned Chinese language newspaper Sing Tao. Toronto Star Newspapers Limited is a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation.

Contact Information:

Toronto Star
Bob Hepburn
Director, Community Relations and Communications
(416) 869-4947