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 offers a 20% discount on book sales to teachers, schools, and educational institutions. Other programs, such as the Review Program, the Quarterly Book Feature, and the Preview Book Box Program make it easy for educators to keep up to date with what is happening in Saskatchewan publishing.
SaskBooks is also taking a role in educating the public about the publishing industry. SaskBooks developed a special presentation for the classroom to teach school children about how books are published and what careers are available in publishing. In partnership with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, SaskBooks also offers Publishing Symposia, which are open to the public and offer information on topics such as self-publishing, the editorial process, and how to market books. The SaskBooks website is also a valuable resource for the public, with sections on how books are published, the difference between hybrid-publishers and vanity presses, a publishing glossary, and more.
SaskBooks members have great Saskatchewan-published books that deserve to be in the classroom, and SaskBooks has a lot of great ways to help them get there. When it comes to learning the story of the province, it helps to always Read Saskatchewan.
SaskBooks is a non-profit creative industry association representing book publishers in the province. SaskBooks receives financial support from Creative Saskatchewan, Canada Book Fund, and the Canada Council for the Arts. To learn more about SaskBooks and its programs or services or Saskatchewan publishers, visit www.skbooks.com, or contact Daniel Parr at 306-780-9811.
SaskBooks Program Officer