Atlantic Books Today, June, 2010.
It is with sadness that the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association (APMA) recognizes the passing of one of the founding members and a past-President of the APMA, William Robert “Bill” Pope. Bill established Lancelot Press, a family-based publishing company that flourished for twenty-five years. Bill and wife Isabel published over 500 books in total over the life span of Lancelot Press, making a significant cultural contribution to Atlantic Canada. After leaving the publishing scene in the late 1990s, Bill and Isabel traveled North America exhibiting his late son’s art (Illness and Healing) at hospitals giving comfort to terminal ill patients. Bill and Isabel also operated a summer gallery each summer at their home in Hantsport, Nova Scotia.