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Publishing Symposium

When: Saturday, April 8 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Regina - George Bothwell Branch Library, 2965 Gordon Rd. (Southland Mall)
Cost: Free

**This workshop is now full. Thank you for your interest!**

Space is limited, so please register in advance here: http://www.reginalibrary.ca/events/booking.php?id=11878.

Are you a writer looking to get published, or are you thinking of being a publisher?

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, Regina Public Library, and SaskBooks are partnering to offer writers, and those interested in publishing, a chance to learn about the journey a book takes from pen to shelf. Where do you start? Should you self-publish or submit your manuscript? How do you find a publisher? What’s the difference between printing and publishing? These are all questions this symposium will answer.

The symposium continues with a full day of presentations and information on Saturday April 8, 2017 at the George Bothwell Branch Library, 2965 Gordon Rd. (Southland Mall), in Regina. 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.

Morning Session 9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Journey of a Book 


Jillian Bell (Co-Executive Director of SaskBooks) 

Judith Silverthorne (Executive Director of Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild)

Judith Silverthorne will focus on an overview of the book development journey—what happens before, during and after you write a book. Touching on aspects of the book adventure, what happens when, where it happens, who does it, and why it matters.  

Jillian Bell will introduce talk about basics and processes for navigating the road between finishing your manuscript and seeing your book on the shelf. Topics covered will be basic terminology, production processes, and the stages of production a book goes through from start to finish.

Judith and Jillian will discuss how and when the SWG and SaskBooks can help with the process.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm – Lunch Break (Food will not be provided).

Afternoon Intensive 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Publishers Panel


John Agnew: Submission-model Publisher (Coteau Books)

Heather Nickel: Hybrid Publisher (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

Mary-Ann Kirkby: Self-Publishing

Are you thinking of self-publishing but want to know where to start, or are you thinking of querying submission-model publishers? Are you new to the process? This session offers three differing styles of publishing, submission-model, hybrid and self-publishing, providing you with the tools and tips you need. Presenters will introduce their publishing models, guidelines and tips for successfully engaging with the publishing industry.




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