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  • Saskatchewan Books Bring all the Awards to the Yard! Some notable winners in Saskatchewan for 2015 include Parkland Publishing of Saskatoon, who won Tourism Saskatchewan’s Travel Media Award for The Great Saskatchewan Bucket List, Saskatchewan Scenic Drives and Saskatchewan’s Best Hikes and Nature Walks; Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing of Regina, whose Leaving Mr. Humphries was shortlisted for a Shining Willow Award; and the Saskatchewan-published books which won almost half of all the awards at the 2015 Saskatchewan Book Awards, the rest of which were won by books written by Saskatchewan authors but published elsewhere. In Canada, Saskatchewan books were featured at the BC Book Prizes (Sophie, in Shadow by Thistledown Press, shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize), Manitoba Book Awards (In the Tiger Park by Coteau Books, shortlisted for the Landsdown Prize for Poetry), The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic (Sophie, in Shadow by Thistledown Press and The Song of the Sword by Coteau ...
  • Fall PD Registration How to get your book reviewed or featured in a story (A SaskBooks PD Session) November 26, 2015, 9 a.m. -12 p.m., Gabriel Dumont Institute, 2-604 22nd St W., Saskatoon. November 27, 2015, 9 a.m. -12 p.m., Canada-Saskatchewan Sound Stage, 1821 College Avenue, third floor board room, Regina. Three decision-makers from national review publications in a panel discussion will take you through best practices in submitting your books to print publications for reviews and for story coverage by detailing how to submit, timelines, what the publication looks for, and how to get features done. Following the discussion publishers can book a 5-10 minute meeting, depending on time, to discuss their upcoming books with each reviewer. This is an opportunity for a face-to-face meeting, and a chance to showcase your titles and your publishing house. Leigh Anne Williams is the Canadian correspondent for Publishers Weekly, a New York-based trade magazine for the book publishing. Mark ...
  • Saskatchewan Book Publishing Week Saskatchewan has celebrated its first Book Publishing Week. Officially declared in August 2015 by the Honourable Mark Docherty, Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport on behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, to take place on the week of September 20, 2015, Saskatchewan Book Publishing Week was a great success for Saskatchewan publishers. “This celebratory week was declared to recognize the activities of Saskatchewan’s publishers, who collectively contribute to the province’s cultural landscape and GDP. Saskatchewan’s publishers produce books that tell Saskatchewan’s stories, and they help us share our stories with the world,” said Brenda Niskala, Executive Director of SaskBooks, the provincial publishers association. The declaration of Saskatchewan Book Publishing Week is in part the result of enthusiasm from SaskBooks, and from Coteau Books and Thistledown Press, two of Saskatchewan’s premiere literary presses, both of whom celebrate their 40th anniversaries in 2015. “Book production thrives on the prairies,” said Niskala. “Saskatchewan ...
  • Read Local: Publishing Success Stories – DriverWorks Ink We want to treat you to just a few of the success stories our publishers have to share: DriverWorks Ink After the Truck Hit by Jennifer Kuchinka, Gina’s Wheels by Mary Harelkin Bishop, Jamie and the Monster Bookroom by Kerry Simpson, printed with the support of the Creative Industries Production Grant from Creative Saskatchewan (a funding resource for the creative industries in the province, including publishing), all received Honorable Mentions in the Wild Card, Children’s Books, and Children’s Books categories respectively at the Great Midwest Book Festival in Chicago, IL. After the Truck Hit by Jennifer Kuchinka sold out first print run in three months.    

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  • Saskatchewan Arts Board
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