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  • Inclusiveness in Grant Eligibility SaskBooks would like to see eligibility requirements for Creative Saskatchewan’s Book Publishing Grant be inclusive of all commercial publishing business models operating in the province. Media statement
  • Independent publishers respond to provincial governments’ legal attack on Canadian creators and publishers (ACP) Independent publishers respond to provincial governments’ legal attack on Canadian creators and publishers TORONTO, ONTARIO—(February 28, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is alarmed by the legal actions launched last week by Ministries of Education for all provinces and territories (except Quebec, and in Ontario through the provinces’ school boards) against the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) demanding repayment of more than $25 million collected under a legally certified tariff for the period of 2010 to 2012. ACP calls on the Ministries and school boards to withdraw the suits, pay the tariffs certified by the Copyright Board for the copying of materials in K-12 schools for the period beginning in 2013, and bring Canadian K-12 schools back under licence. Ministries of Education (outside of Quebec) and Ontario school boards claim they are exempt from paying tariffs certified by the Copyright Board. As was made clear by the Federal Court of Canada ...
  • Contributions to Publishing Award SaskBooks and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the creation of an award to recognise commitment, leadership, excellence and innovation, and mentorship by individuals or by individual book publishers who operate(d) in the publishing industry in Saskatchewan. Book publishing has been an active part of Saskatchewan’s business landscape and creative economy since 1905. Over the years, Saskatchewan has been home to publishers of every kind of book imaginable. This Award was created to recognize the hard work, commitment, leadership, and business innovation that has kept Saskatchewan publishers at the forefront of the publishing industry in Canada. SaskBooks is Saskatchewan’s creative industry association for book publishers. Incorporated nearly 30 years ago as a provincial agency to represent the then six publishers in the province, SaskBooks now enjoys a membership of 47 book publishers. The books our publishers produce regularly win awards and turn heads. Join SaskBooks and the Saskatchewan Book Awards on ...
  • 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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Professional Development sessions:

  • March 26/27 Saskatoon or Regina – David Caron presents an Audiobooks Primer for Publishers
  • April 13, George Bothwell Library, Regina – Publishing Symposium (presented with the SK Writers Guild – the business of publishing)
  • Conference – June 2018

Displays schedule:

  • February 16, 2018 – Regina Teachers Convention, Regina
  • April 26-27, Saskatoon – AWASIS Conference
  • April 26-29, Jasper – Alberta Library Conference
  • May 26-June 1, Regina – Congress of the Humanities
  • May 26, Regina – Cathedral Village Arts Festival
  • October 12, 13, Regina – Cream of the Crop

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
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