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  • Publishing Symposium The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and SaskBooks are partnering to offer writers and publishers a chance to learn about how to sell your book(s) better. Is direct marketing your best option? How do you get your book into a bookstore? How do you get the bookstore to love your book? Does it really matter what it looks like? These are all questions this symposium will answer. The symposium consists of a half day of presentations and information on Friday September 29, 2017 at the Western Development Museum (Palace Theatre), in Saskatoon. The symposium covers topics such as how to find a publisher, how to format and submit your manuscript, contract and royalties, self-publishing intensive (including workflow, production, hiring an editor, etc.), working with publishers to market your book, and more. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Only 40 spots are available. The schedule is available here.
  • Head Back to School with SaskBooks Back to School – SaskBooks Supports Education in the Province SaskBooks has lots of ways to help educators get Saskatchewan books into classrooms September 1, 2017 – (REGINA) – It is the time of year that parents anticipate and students dread – back to school.  Fortunately, SaskBooks is committed to making the process easier for everyone, by providing resources and innovative programs for teachers and students, and education to the public. SaskBooks believes the best way to teach the story of the province is through the stories of its people, and that there is no better way to tell those stories than through Saskatchewan-published books. On behalf of its members, SaskBooks sells a diverse array of titles, from biography and memoir, to poetry and children’s books, and everything in between.  SaskBooks sends its annual catalogue, Read Saskatchewan, to schools throughout the province, and to help get Saskatchewan-published books into the classrooms, SaskBooks always ...
  • SaskBooks at the Regina Farmers’ Market This summer, for the first time ever, attendees of the Regina Farmers’ Market can view and purchase the fruits of the labours of a variety of Saskatchewan publishers, with books in genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, cookbooks, and children’s books. In partnership with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild (SWG), SaskBooks will be attending Regina Farmers’ Markets on most Wednesdays throughout the summer. Attendees of the Market will be able to learn more about the programs and services the Writers Guild offers, as well as purchase Writers Guild memberships, merchandise, and publications. SaskBooks will be providing a different selection of Saskatchewan-published books for sale each week, and staff will be on hand to chat about the publishing industry in the province and the services SaskBooks offers its members. Wednesday afternoons in the summer will also feature the Saskatchewan Writers Guild Words in the Park Reading series. Between noon and 1:00 P.M., some great Saskatchewan ...
  • Publisher Profiles: Literary Press Publisher Profiles: Literary Press by Collette Parks Saskatchewan was home to an explosion of literary activity in the 1970s; it was a bit of a revolution. Why send manuscripts out to Vancouver or Toronto when they can be published right here at home? For over 40 years, Thistledown Press and Coteau Books have been publishing high-quality literary fiction, poetry, short story collections, and young adult novels. “There is a uniqueness to the prairie. The landscape and history play a role here,” says John Agnew, Coteau Books’ Managing Editor. “We strive to publish the best in prairie writing, and there is lots of it. We see hundreds of manuscripts each year.” Jackie Forrie, Publishing and Producing Manager at Thistledown Press, says “We look for good writing that touches people, and we especially like to feature new voices. We feature writers from across Canada, but we very much enjoy bringing books written by prairie authors ...

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Dates and Deadlines

Professional Development sessions:

  • September 28/29
  • November 23 – Winter PD and Seasonal Luncheon, Saskatoon
  • November 24 – Winter PD and Seasonal Luncheon, Regina
  • March 2018 (TBA)

Displays schedule:

  • August 2, 16, 23, 30 – SaskBooks at the Regina Farmers’ Market
  • September 14 – 15 – Northern Lights Library Conference, Elk Point, Alberta
  • September 24, 2017 – Word on the Street, Saskatoon
  • October 13 – 14 – Cream of the Crop Craft Show, Regina
  • November 17 – 19 – WinterGreen Craft Fair, Regina
  • December 1 -3 – Sundog Craft Faire, Saskatoon
  • February 16, 2018 – Regina Teachers Convention, Regina

Annual Conference:

  • June 2018 in Regina

Partnerships, Funders, and Supporters

    • Canadian Heritage via Canada Book Fund
    • Canada Council for the Arts
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    • SKArtsBoard
    • SaskCultureColour
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