SaskBooks actively markets books published in Saskatchewan by its member publishers. In order to be eligible for SaskBooks’ marketing activities, a book’s ISBN must be demonstrably registered to a Saskatchewan entity. If you have used an out-of-province vanity press or pay-to-print service, your ISBN may not be registered in your name and/or region. SaskBooks uses the National Library of Canada’s publisher directory and ISBN registry to determine the region of an ISBN’s registration. Publishers are welcome to join SaskBooks even if their books are not eligible for marketing activities, as there are other benefits of membership.
SaskBooks participates in several marketing and promotional activities to raise awareness for the vibrant book industry in our province. Our marketing and promotional activities include a book review service, advertising, paid advertorials, publicity, displays at conferences and gift markets, and Saskatchewan Book Week. We began submitting reviews of members’ books to weekly newspapers in April 2001, and produced highway billboard signs in November of the same year. SaskBooks hosted a weekly book show on the newly-born CJTR 91.3 Community Radio in Regina for several years and added an online bookstore to its website. We also produced a book poster for schools and libraries which highlighted many of our province’s book stars.