Announcement – Broadview Press/Freehand Books Management Roles

Broadview Press/Freehand Books is pleased to announce a shift in management roles for the new year. Effective this week, Leslie Dema assumes the position of President, taking over from Don LePan. Leslie, who has been the company’s Vice President since 2011, holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Guelph; she held the position of Sales Manager before becoming Vice President.

Don, who founded the company in 1985 and has been president for most of its history, will continue to work full time for Broadview, acting as CEO and as the general editor of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature. (His new title is CEO and Company Founder.)

The shift in management roles does not signal any change in policy or direction for Broadview; we look forward to continuing and extending the company’s traditions of excellence—and to continued good relations with our authors and our customers.


Broadview Press is an independent academic publisher in the humanities. Based in Canada, the company is internationally oriented, both in its publishing program and in its approach to marketing; Broadview employs more than 25 people across Canada, and has sales representation around the world. Founded in 1985, Broadview now publishes over 40 titles per year and has annual sales of more than $3,000,000.

Freehand Books, Broadview’s Calgary-based literary wing, was founded in 2008 to publish new works of fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction. It currently publishes 4 titles per year.


Posted on January 6, 2014