The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization, founded in 1976. The CCBC promotes and supports the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. With book collections and extensive resources in five cities across Canada, the CCBC is a treasure-trove for anyone interested in Canadian books for young readers.
On Saturday September 17, a panel of authors, illustrators, publishers and booksellers will present sine great tips and views on what it takes to get published. These professionals are donating their time and expertise to raise awareness and funds for the CCBC. Space is limited so register early.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE CANADIAN CHILDREN’S BOOK CENTRE PRESENTS: GET PUBLISHED! SEMINAR
TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011:
On September 17, 2011 in Toronto, three panels of experts will discuss how children’s books are written, illustrated, edited, and selected for publication and sale in Canada. There will also be a question and answer period where panel experts will discuss participants’ questions.
CREATORS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE:
Award-winning authors Barbara Reid (children’s books), Gillian O'Reilly (non-fiction), Frieda Wishinsky (fiction) and Kevin Sylvester will talk about the creative process and how their careers took off.
PUBLISHERS TELL ALL:
Margie Wolfe (Publisher, Second Story Press) and Sheba Meland (formerly Publisher of Maple Tree Press) give the inside scoop on the children's publishing industry and what publishers are really looking for in a manuscript.
BOOKSELLERS REVEAL THE INs AND OUTs OF BOOKSELLING:
Highly successful wholesaler Maria Martella (owner of Tinlids Inc.) and sales executive Saffron Beckwith (Vice President of Kate Walker & Co.) explain how booksellers decide which books to showcase in their stores.
WHEN: Saturday September 17, 2011
9:00am to 12:00pm
WHERE: Canadian Children’s Book Centre
2nd Floor, Northern District Library
40 Orchard View Blvd
(One Block North of Yonge and Eglinton)
COST: $75 per participant (includes the CCBC’s best-selling ‘Get Published!’ kit)
Registration is limited. Please register with Dawn Todd by phone at 416.975.0010 ext. 224 or online at www.bookcentre.ca/store/products/get_published_seminar by Thursday September 15, 2011.
All proceeds go to the Canadian Children's Book Centre, a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to encourage, promote, and support the reading, writing, and illustrating of Canadian Children’s literature.
For further information contact:
Dawn Todd, General Manager
Canadian Children’s Book Centre
416 975-0010 ext. 224