What’s New @ Sask Books
- Conference Registration Registration for the annual conference is now open: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/saskbooks-annual-conference-registration-46238228787. Details and the conference program are available here.
- SaskBooks Media Release – SaskBooks Honours Geoffrey Ursell at Saskatchewan Book Awards SaskBooks Honours Geoffrey Ursell at Saskatchewan Book Awards Saskatchewan Publishers Win Acclaim at 25th Annual Saskatchewan Book Awards Regina, SK, May 1, 2018: The 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards took place in Regina on the evening of April 28, 2018, and Saskatchewan Publishers were well-feted at the event, in front of an audience of over 250 people that included such dignitaries as Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant Governor Tom Molloy and the Honourable Gene Makowsky, Minister for Parks, Culture, and Sport. Four Saskatchewan publishers took home 11 of the 13 awards presented. The University of Regina Press won the Jennifer Welsh Award for Scholarly Writing for Fiery Joe by Kathleen Carlisle, the Publishing Award for Claiming Anishinaabe by Lyn Gehl, the Publishing in Education Award for Speaking in Cod Tongues by Lenore Newman, and the Indigenous People’s Publishing Award for Aaniih/Gros Ventre Stories, compiled and edited by Terry Brockie and Andrew Cowell. Regina’s Coteau Books also won several ...
- 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 ...
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Dates and Deadlines
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
- 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
- June 2018 in Regina