Incoming CBA President Now Outgoing President
Lee Trentadue, owner of Galiano Island Books, B.C., and the incoming president of the Canadian Booksellers Association, has stepped down, citing differences with fellow board members. Quillblog reported that Trentadue, who had been serving as CBA's v-p, said her decision "stemmed from the fact that the executive had not been meeting regularly enough, and she felt shut out of several important decisions."
"Basically, I felt for the last year and half that decisions were being made that I had no knowledge of," Trentadue observed. "As an executive of the board and the incoming president I thought that was untenable." She claimed she was "kept in the dark" about CBA's role in consultations with Google regarding its e-bookstore, which launched in Canada earlier this month. Quillblog noted that Trentadue "saw the Google eBookstore as an opportunity for booksellers here to get into the e-book game. She was disappointed when Google's Canadian retail partners were restricted to a conglomerate of campus bookstores and the Prairies-based chain McNally Robinson."
CBA president Mark Lefebvre told Quillblog that the board is scheduled to meet this week to discuss finding Trentadue’s successor.