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  • Saskatchewan Book Publishing Week   SaskBooks is pleased to have wrapped up a successful Book Publishing Week!  During the first week of October, we celebrated all across Saskatchewan in schools and at public library readings. Bibliophiles across the province got to meet Saskatchewan publishers and published writers, in addition to hearing a bit about some of the province’s best books. Here are the places we went: October 2 – John M. Cuelenaere Library, Prince Albert.  Featued a presentation from The Photographer’s Guide to Saskatchewan by Robin and Arlene Karpan of Parkland Publishing, and a reading from A Map in My Blood by Carla Braidek (Thistledown Press) October 3 – Alex Robertson Library, La Ronge.  Featued a presentation from The Photographer’s Guide to Saskatchewan by Robin and Arlene Karpan of Parkland Publishing, and a reading from A Map in My Blood by Carla Braidek (Thistledown Press). Batoche National Historic Site Theatre, featured a free theatrical performance of The Betrayal by Laurier Gareau, presented in ...
  • 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 ...

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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
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