Publishing Symposium in Saskatoon

swg logo.jpgTomorrow I will be attending a Publishing Symposium put on by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. The event is to happen at the Western Development Museum in the afternoon. The SWG describe the event below:

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.

Now, since I have already published a good number of books, I am not sure just what I will learn to make the future better for me as both a writer and as a publisher. Still, there is no question that there is no such thing as knowing too much. I know that I still have a lot to learn, especially as a publisher.

Published by Robert G. Longpré

I am a Canadian born in our nation's capital, Ottawa. I have recently retired from a career as a teacher and school principal in Saskatchewan. With retirement came the opportunity to return to writing, photography and publishing. I hold a B.Ed., B.A., and P.G.D. from the University of Saskatchewan. My first published work appeared in Ottawa in 1968, followed by a series of editorials in various newspapers in Saskatchewan in the early 1970s. My first book, "Sakitawak: Bicentennial History of Ile-a-la-Crosse," was published in 1977. It took almost twenty years before I returned to professional writing with a chapter in a book called "Educational Technology and Educational Reform in Saskatchewan" (1994). Three years later another chapter was published in "Wired Together: The Online Classroom in K-12" (1997). With retirement, writing has become a full-time occupation. As a writer, I wanted to finally get control of the publishing aspect of the profession which resulted in my establishing Retired Eagle Books. So far, three books have been published with more coming in the future.

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