March 2017 Meeting

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 – 7:00 to 8:45 pm

The Changing Economics of Book Publishing in Canada

Marc Christensen

This talk will introduce audiences to the hidden economics of traditional book publishing in Canada, including discussion of royalties, government supports, distribution costs, marketing, bookstore discounts and returns. We will also explore the ways that e-books and the rise of alternate distribution models (in particular Amazon) are changing the nature of publishing, in both positive and negative ways.

By day Marc Christensen is the Manager of the Internal Communications team at the University of Victoria, and by night he runs Emdash Publications, a small literary press in Victoria. He spent nearly a decade as a writing instructor at several colleges and universities in the US and Canada, and wrote about writing instruction in Parenting and Professing (Vanderbilt University Press) and Canada’s _University Affairs_ magazine.

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All members are encouraged to display their published works or related services around the room. Tables are supplied.

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