June 11, 2021: Read Alberta: Telling Alberta’s Story

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar, Read Alberta: Telling Alberta’s Story with Anna Boyar and Heather Lohnes.

Read Alberta is a website dedicated to celebrating Alberta’s book community and the people who tell Alberta’s story. It is a hub where Alberta’s readers, authors, publishers, booksellers, and libraries can connect, support, and learn more about one another. In this presentation, Anna and Heather will highlight the content Read Alberta provides and how this benefits Alberta publishers. They will also discuss how publishers can engage with the Read Alberta website and team to promote their titles. We encourage attendees to send their questions in ahead of time, but there will be time for questions during the webinar as well.

Please note, this session will be recorded, and attendees will have the option to actively participate. If you would like to avoid having your video and audio recorded, you are welcome to keep it off and use the chat option for any questions or comments.

This event is free and limited to members of the BPAA. Please register to reserve your spot by 4:30pm MT on Thursday, June 10.

head shot of Anna BoyarAnna Boyar provides book marketing and publicity services to independent Canadian publishers. She reads ebooks in the winter so she can cozy up with her head under a blanket (and still see). In the summer, she loves nothing more than basking in the sun with a print book. She’ll read books in any format in the bath. That’s right, she lives dangerously (despite some tragic submergences). She lives in Calgary, equidistant from Shelf Life Books and Pages on Kensington.

Headshot of Heather Lohnes.Heather Lohnes has a Masters in Publishing from Simon Fraser University. She owns Alpine Book Peddlers, a wholesaler based in Canmore, that works both with bookstores and other retailers who sell books in Alberta and the Canadian Rockies. She lives with her partner in book peddling and life, Tobias, in the unlikely-named hamlet of Dead Man’s Flats, where she skis, walks her dogs, cuddles her cat, and annoys her neighbours by attempting to learn the ukulele. They prefer it when she’s reading.

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