Thanks for getting back to me, even though you called me Cynthia!
Just to clarify, I am pafalafa-ga, one of the GA researchers.
Cynthia-ga is also a reseacher who provided some information as well
(your question is open to hundreds of researchers, any one of whom can
offer information or opt to answer it if they see fit).
Your comment seemed to be addressing the information I had provided,
so I am posting this answer with the additional information I have
available. I think we both realize that it's not perfect -- there's
still the mismatch between close dates information, and online
directory information -- but I think you'll agree it's an awfully good
First off, let's get to the close-dates lists in the US and Canada:
BellSouth--Directory Closing Dates
DIRECTORIES PUBLICATION SCHEDULE [Canada]
[Lots of information referenced here throughout Canada]
And I mentioned the Verizon link already:
but just want to point out that there's a link on this page to pull up
close-dates for their entire list of over 1,000 directories. The page
(which takes a while to open) can be accessed by clicking on the text
that says: "Click here to see a list of directories independent of
As for other online directories, your absolute best resource (beyond
what I've posted already) is an odd-but-extremely-useful tool that
you'll find at:
"Tearpages" is a term you might be familiar with, and refers to copies
of the actual ad pages in the Yellow Pages directories. As the
TearPagesLive site notes:
TearPagesLive! is a resource developed exclusively for the Yellow
Pages CMR community.
TearPagesLive! offers Tear Pages users the following features:
Multiple publishers' content in one environment
Look up by Heading, Business Name or Page Number
Ability to tear by page or heading
Compile brochure of customized content and change page order once compiled
Search by YPIMA Code
Export to PDF to JPEG
At the bottom of the page is a link to "Get the software--Go".
which will bring you to:
Please register with us.
Tear Pages Live! is available exclusively to the CMR community. We
will send you an email with a link to download the software once your
registration has been approved.
I registered at the site a while ago, and they then emailed me the
full information for obtaining their TearPages software at no charge.
Go ahead and register at the site, and I imagine they will do the same
for you. Once you have their software installed, you can access a
substantial online library of Yellow Pages directories from the
Ad Ideas Inc.
Alaska Communications Systems
Area Wide Directories
BellSouth Advertising and Publishing
Bilingual Yellow Pages
Bridgerland Phone Book
Community Phone Book
Double D Directories
Eagle Publications/Hometown Phonebook
Hill Country Directories
Local Advantage Directories
SuperPages of Canada
The Beach Book
The Data Source
The Paradise Pages
White Directory Publishers/Talking Phone Book
Yellow Pages Group
Your Local Directory
Note that SuperPages of Canada is included here, as are some other
publishers with coverage in Canada.
This is a fantastic resource, and I think you'll love having access to it.
Lastly, you may already be familiar with the term CMR, which stands
for "Certified Marketing Representative". This is industry lingo for
yellow pages specialists who coordinated local, national and
international ad campaigns for companies that want to appear in
multiple Yellow Pages. They are an obvious source of information for
you on close dates, etc. and may even turn out to be viable business
partners for your activities.
A list of CMR's can be found here:
Note, particularly, C-K Yellow Pages at:
as they specifically mention their access to Canadian publications.
I trust this information will prove useful to you in your efforts.
However, please don't rate this answer until you have everything you
need. If you would like any additional information, just post a
Request for Clarification to let me know how I can assist you further,
and I'm at your service.
All the best,
search strategy -- Google search on [ "yellow pages" ("publication
schedule" OR "close date") ] and use of existing bookmarks to online
P.S. Thanks for the "feist" link -- I wasn't aware of that.