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SaskBooks 2019 Publishers Conference

2019-06-06 @ 12:00 pm - 2019-06-08 @ 1:00 pm CST

$100 – $150

Join SaskBooks for our annual conference on June 6, 7 and 8 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Full conference package is available here (link).

Thursday, 6 June, Station 20 West

Industry Updates from Saskatchewan Book Awards, Friesens Printers, and the Saskatoon Public Library; Catherine Mitchell’s Overview of Selling Internationally; and a Stakeholders’ Reception at the University of Saskatchewan’s Faculty Club, followed by a visit to the Museum of Antiquities on campus.

Friday, 7 June, Station 20 West

Karon Schmon opens the day with a presentation on editing Indigenous manuscripts, then we hear some Industry Updates from Access Copyright and eBound, Overview on rights presented by Catherine Mitchell.

Concurrent Sessions:

Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press) – scaling up your publishing business


Catherine Mitchell – Foreign Rights

Book Design with Alan Brownoff is the final session on Friday.

Saturday, 8 June at Station 20 West

We have added an extra day!

In the morning, Catherine Mitchell will guide a presentation on pitching to domestic markets, followed by Publishers’ Dream Big Roundtable and lunch will wrap up our day.

Registration is $100 per person from publishing houses with memberships in SaskBooks or any of our sister affiliates (ABPBC, AMBP, BPAA). Registration fees are $150 per person for non members. Your registration fees include two lunches, a breakfast, all sessions (including the Saturday Sessions) and the Stakeholders’ dinner and reception.

Registration will remain open until Monday, 3 June at 5:00pm.

Full conference schedule is availble here (link).


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email info@saskbooks.com or call 306-780-9809

If I’m just a beginning publisher, am I still able to register?

Yes please! SaskBooks has tried to design the annual June conference with sessions that will apply to publishers in every stage of their development.

I’m not a member of SaskBooks. Can I still attend?

Yes, please! Our regular registration price is $150 for all three days of the conference and everyone is welcome to register!

Can I register for individual sessions?

Unfortunately, no. The only single-session registration available is for the Saturday Session (please contact the office if you wish to register for the Saturday session only). If you have registered for the whole conference you do not need to register for Saturday Sessions, as it’s included in your conference package.

Can I bring our entire staff?

Of course you may! Each individual attendee must register, however. If you have any food allergies, please let us know.

What’s the refund policy?

SaskBooks will issue refunds up to 7 days prior to the event (30 May)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event, but you do need to register ahead of time. We cannot accept registrations at the door.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, however, if you have food allergies or sensitivities, we will need to know that when you register.


Station 20 West
1120 20th St W
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Y8 Canada



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