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  1. 1. Connect with us instagram: @bulbpress twitter: @bulbpress facebook: FALL 2017 COMING SPRING 2018 HOTEL HOW AIRBNB IS CHALLENGING WHAT IT MEANS TO RENT A ROOM KarenSawatzky&JacksonCane HYPE ANTI HOME UBER THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON OF INDEPENDENT RIDE-SHARING AlexisCardell-Washington HYPE ANTI TIME Catalogue_Interior2.indd 2-3 2016-11-29 10:18 AM
  2. 2. BULB STAFF Jessica Riches Publisher Lauren Dembicky Marketing Manager Kirsten Bell Associate Publisher Xiaojun Lin Designer Lydhia Marie Art Director Tara Nykyforiak Editor-in-Chief Shujuan Fan Publishing Assistant 8888 University Dr. Vancouver, BC V5A 1S6, Canada Connect with us instagram: @bulbpress twitter: @bulbpress facebook: 17 October 2017 antihype series bus054000 Business & economics/ Real estate bus035000 Business & economics/ International Paperback; $18.95 978-1846303914 eBook also available 6 × 9 / 144 pages Rights held: World, All languages 10 black-and-white graphs and tables Bibliography, index From Vancouver to Toronto, Sydney, and Singapore, one explana- tion for rising real estate prices has repeatedly been heard: blame Chinese investors. While the image of predatory Chinese wolves gobbling up local houses at the expense of struggling millennials makes sensationalist headlines, is foreign investment really the cause of the housing bubbles we are witnessing in many parts of the world? In GlassHouses, Josh Gordon and Sara Hsu step back from the hype and the xenophobia to suggest that the reality is a lot more complex. Focusing on both the Chinese shadow-banking sector and the Canadian real estate market, they use Vancouver as a case study to explore the complicated relationship between foreign investment, government policy, and local real estate prices. With their combined backgrounds in political science and economics, they ask three questions: What is really going on in Canadian real estate? Is Chinese money genuinely raising prices in markets around the world? If so, how, and what might be done to stabilize house prices in the future?Given the book’s timeliness, media outlets have a natural interest in the subject matter Josh Gordon is an assistant professor at the Simon Fraser University School of Public Policy. He is the author of an influential report on Vancouver’s housing crisis, which has been covered in publications like The GlobeandMail, the GeorgiaStraight,and VanCityBuzz. It is part of the Antihype series so there are opportunities for cross-marketing with CrudeExcesses “Gordon and Hsu successfully avoid the trap of white washing or demonizing their subject matter in this thought-provoking and timely analysis” – Olivia Chow, former member of parliament and best-selling author of Olivia Chow: My Story “A must-read for anyone trying to understanding the relationship between Chinese invest- ment and the Canadian real estate market.” – Ian Young, South China Morning Post Sara Hsu is an assistant professor of economics at the State University of New York. An expert on the Chinese economy and shadow financial sector, she contributes regularly to Forbes magazine on the topic of Chinese finance. 9 Catalogue_Interior2.indd 4-5 2016-11-29 10:18 AM
  3. 3. Is Chinese money really responsible for skyrocketing real estate prices around the world? A political scientist and an economist join forces to challenge this widely held view. GLASS HOUSESChinese Investment and the Real Estate Market Josh Gordon and Sara Hsu “The business immigration program began in 1978 with an ‘entrepreneurial stream’ that encouraged high net worth individuals to migrate to Canada and set up businesses. It did so by requiring them to have a minimum net worth (which has changed over time with inflation) and to establish a business in Canada that employed at least one Canadian. In 1986, though, another stream was added to the program, the ‘investor stream.’ “After a few tweaks, the investor stream basically required applicants to front the Canadian government a five-year, interest-free loan of $400,000 and have a net worth of at least $800,000. The proceeds were then distributed to the participating provinces on the basis of their admission rates. In 2010, these sums were doubled to $800,000 and $1.6 million, respectively. In return, these migrants would receive permanent residency. In essence, ‘cash for citizenship.’” PUBLISHER’S NOTE Bulb Press publishes nonfiction for the digitally exhausted — those wanting a respite from the daily information deluge. Nurturing fresh Canadian voices and rooted in a philosophy that values sense over sensation, our books shine a light on hot topics without blinding the reader. Bulb Press is committed to reducing the consumption of old-growth forests in the books it publishes. WegratefullyacknowledgethefinancialsupportoftheCanadaCouncilfortheArts,theBritishColumbiaArtsCouncil,theProvinceofBritishColumbia throughtheBookPublishingTaxCredit,andtheGovernmentofCanadathroughtheCanadaBookFundforourpublishingactivities. 8 1 Catalogue_Interior2.indd 6-1 2016-11-29 10:18 AM
  4. 4. After years of ludicrous excuses to disguise that she just hates kids, Nancy Robertson of CornerGas fame investigates why more Canadians are going childfree. BABIES ARE GROSSWhy Couples Are Choosing Not to Have Kids Nancy Robertson with Marianne Richardson BABIESARE GROSS Why Couples are Choosing Not to Have Kids Nancy Robertson with Marianne Richardson “When I married Brent in 2005 while working together on CornerGas, we were getting on—I was 34, and he was pushing 40. Being older when we got married, I expected our families to be ecstaticthatwe had finally found the person who we wanted to spend our lives with, but we were quick to notice the real reason they were so happy for us… ‘If you two act fast, you can still pump out a couple kids by 36! Honeymoon’s a “waitin”!’ “When we explained we had no plans of having children, it became obvious that our families only saw marriage as a means of starting a family, and it saddened me to think that even at our age, our worth was being defined by our choice to not have kids of our own. “Now 45 and not regretting our decision in the least, I decided to travel across Canada and talk with other couples about their decision to remain childfree and to challenge the definition of family in the twenty-first century.” 14 November 2017 antihype series pol068000 Political science/ Public policy sci024000 Science/ Energy Paperback; $18.95 978-1846302914 eBook also available 6 × 9 / 144 pages Rights held: World, All languages 10 black-and-white graphs and tables Bibliography, Index Hundreds ofthousandsof kilometresofoilpipelines crisscross Canada.These pipelines operate safely virtually all of the time, but that hasn’t affected the nature of theconversation surrounding them, a topicthat remains extremely divisive and politicized.For supporters,they quickly and safelydistributea natural resource that is central to Canada’s economy. For critics, they are a disaster in the making, increasing the possibility of environmental destruction, and distracting from the development of renewable energy. Instead of picking sides, Langdon investigates the key players and issues at stake, which hesuggestsaresometimes concealed by the dominant rhetoric. If we need to develop sustainable and renewable forms ofenergy long-term, but our energy needscannot currently be met without resorting to “dirty”energy sources, how do we proceed? Given the book’s timeliness, media outlets have a natural interest inthesubject matter “Jack Langdon tells it like it is. This is a book that demands engagement, if not agreement.” – David Suzuki, author of Everything Under the Sun Jack Langdon is a sociologist at the University of Alberta whose work has been widely published in academic journals. He has also garnered a substantial following on Twitter, mostly through his regular assess- ments of Canadian politics using a rhetoric-based adaptation of the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter. His op-eds have appeared in The GlobeandMail. The bookwillbemarketed touniversitiesas wellas the largerpublic “I’m not personally interested in hauling gasoline over the Rockies in jerry cans, and that’s where the pipeline debate is headed. Luckily, Jack Langdon has called a time-out in this timely and well-reasoned intervention into the pipeline debate. A must read.” – Andrew Leach, associate professor, Alberta School of Business (University of Alberta) and Maclean’s contributor “When the rational take is also the revolutionary one, you know you have an important book on your hands. Please read this one so I can retire knowing that there will still be at least one measured voice dealing with this topic.” – Don Braid, Calgary Herald columnist and co-author of Notley Nation: How Alberta’s Political Upheaval Swept the Country It is partofthe Antihype seriesso thereare opportunities for cross-marketing with GlassHouses 2 7 Catalogue_Interior2.indd 2-3 2016-11-29 10:18 AM
  5. 5. A refreshingly nuanced analysis of oil pipelines and the controversy surrounding them. CRUDE EXCESSESThe Pipeline Controversy Jack Langdon “Pipelines are not new. The earliest ones in Canada were built to transport natural gas for heating homes.They were generally small: they weren’t moving hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil across the country. And really, nobody thought much about them. “Then global warming turned up the heat on national pipeline discussions, and suddenly, every pipeline proposal was met with hot debate, often before it was anything more than a pipe dream. Pipelines have become a symbol of our continued gluttony for nonrenewable energy, enablers without which we might finally wean ourselves off our troubling addiction. “But a pipeline is a tube, not a war, and talking about the issue as though people are dying tends to obscure the pivotal details of the conversation. And, make no mistake, we need to have these conversations: they’re about our environment, our economy, and our future as a nation.” 19 September 2017 hum011000 Humor/ Marriage & family fam006000 family & relationships/ Alternative family Paperback; $22.95 978-1846301914 eBook also available 6 × 9 / 240 pages Rights held: World, All languages 10 black-and-white cartoons and graphs Bibliography “We can’t even keep our air plants alive!” “Our poodle, Peaches, wouldn’t like it.” “We’re members of VHEM—the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.” Whether straight or gay, young or old, the growing number of childfree couples still feel like they need to provide excuses for why they aren’t interested in pursuing the “joys” of parenthood. In this funny but thoughtful book, Nancy Robertson of CornerGas fame (and member of the VHEM), teams up with sociologist Marianne Richardson to delve into why couples are really choosing not to have kids, weaving together interviews with Canadian couples and data on current birth rates, housing costs, and personal debt. BabiesAreGross provides both a resource for child- free couples encountering Parents and a tool for Parents trying to understand this bewildering new breed. At heart an exploration of the changing way we view family in the twenty-first century, BabiesAreGross suggests that Sigmund Freud was right when he described children as “completely egoistic,” and a growing number of adults are saying “no” to life with a mini Justin Bieber. Partnership with No Kidding, an international social club for adult couples and singles who have never had children (chapters in Vancouver and Calgary) “By affirming my life choices, Wanda – sorry, Nancy – proves that she really is the smartest woman in town.” – Rick Mercer, comedian and author of A NationWorth Ranting About Marianne Richardson is a professorofsociology at the UniversityofToronto specializingin thechanging dynamicsofCanadianfamilies. Nancy Robertson is a Canadian actress and comedian best known for her work on the beloved sitcom CornerGas, which ran forsix seasons, and her more recent series Hiccups. She livesin Vancouverwith her husband, Brent Butt, and their dog Oliver.This is her first book. Nancy Robertson tour in Vancouver, Calgary,Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and Toronto and accompanying media A woman who says she’s happy about not having kids? Nancy Robertson delivers a humorous and honest glimpse into the reasons why not all Canadians dream of Sunday soccer matches and See Spot Run.” – Emma Hunter, co-anchor of The Beaverton 6 3 Catalogue_Interior2.indd 4-5 2016-11-29 10:18 AM
  6. 6. A mysterious box found in a teenage girl’s basement reveals a troubling family history in this stunning graphic memoir. EYES OF OUR ELDERSWritten by Dakaasin Allan / Illustrated by Angela Sterritt 10 October 2017 cgn007010 graphic novels/ Biography & memoir bio028000 Biography/ Native Americans Paperback; $24.95 978-1846304914 9 × 6 / 96 pages Rights held: World, All languages Colour Dakaasin Allan is a Haida teenager living with her grandparents, who have always kept their culture out of the family home. When she finds a box of old photos and toys in the basement, Dakaasin asks her family about their meaning, only to be met with silence. Exposing the legacy of residencial schools across generations, Dakaasin begins a journey to learn more about her native roots, helping her family to break free from their silence and heal deep wounds. Animated book trailer “From the perspective of a young aboriginal girl, Eyes of our Elders brings to life the painful reality of the residential school system on the generations that grew up with survivors.” – Patti LaBoucane-Benson, author of The Outside Circle Dakaasin Allan is a Haida woman who was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has worked with aboriginal educational programs in Vancouver for the past ten years. This is her first book. Partnership with First Nations Education Steering Committee to incorporate EyesofourElders as a teaching resource “Tragic but hopeful, this graphic novel explores the difficult questions the young generation of aboriginal people in Canada must ask about their past” – Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road Angela Sterritt is an award-winning Gitxsan First Nation journalist, artist, and writer who has won two CBC President’s awards for her work as a producer and reporter with CBC Aboriginal. Her artwork has appeared at galleries across Canada. 4 5 Catalogue_Interior2.indd 6-7 2016-11-29 10:18 AM