A publisher explains publishing fundamentals and shares his thoughts on why the details—timelines, data, sales channels (physical bookstores, online sellers), and of course the glorious, physical book—remain central to a title’s success.

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Time: 13:00 to 15:00

Duration: 24 October, 2020

Location: Online via Zoom—, ,

Description

Are publishers still publishing? How are publishing houses making decisions about what to accept in the time of COVID?

What can authors do to make their submissions more effective?

As ever, there are no guarantees. An author’s voice and the quality of writing remain key to a publisher’s decision-making, as does a book’s fit for their particular list. How can authors make themselves easy to work with, and marketable? Have some manuscripts become dated by the epidemic? Can that be fixed?

A publisher explains publishing fundamentals and shares his thoughts on why the details—timelines, data, sales channels (physical bookstores, online sellers), and of course the glorious, physical book—remain central to a title’s success.


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Workshop leader

Bruce Walsh, the new publisher of House of Anansi Press, was the founding director of University of Regina Press, a vice president of Margaret Atwood’s LongPen, and the director of marketing and publicity at McClelland & Stewart. A two-time winner of the Libris Award for his “outstanding contribution to Canadian publishing,” Walsh has been a mentor to the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation and a board member at the Dunlop Art Gallery, PEN Canada, and the environmental group, Canopy. He is a recipient of the “Order of the Forest” and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for work on the environment, free speech, and the advancement of culture.

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