- 10.00-10.30 Finding the Facts-Historical Research for Writers
- 10.30-11.30 Ten Ways to Kill Your Writing
- 12.00-1.00 Publishing and Editing. REGISTER NOW!
- 1.00-2.00 Make it in Magazines
- 2.00-3.00 Mainlining the Language of Love
- 3.00-4.00 Sex Sells In Every Genre
At noon, our third presentation will come from an editor and two publishers from the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Don’t miss this one. Manoj Khanna, John King, and Sandra McIntyre will share their insights into the industry along with guidelines for submissions.
Manoj Khanna, a techpreneur, began his career in book publishing by publishing open source technology books under his company rapidBOOKS, which was founded in 2007. In September 2011, rapidBOOKS merged with the Calgary-based literary publisher Frontenac House to form Frontenac House Media, Ltd. Manoj Khanna became President and CEO of the combined company.
John King is Senior Editor of the University of Calgary Press and Past President of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. For over twenty-five years he has been involved in scholarly publishing and has experience in various aspects of the publishing field — from manuscript acquisition to copyediting and production.
Sandra McIntyre got her start in the book biz as an editor for regional trade publisher Nimbus Publishing after earning a master’s degree in English from Dalhousie University. She has helped bring to print hundreds of books in a variety of genres, including children’s literature, fiction and non-fiction in a wide array. Sandra’s “book recommendations” can be seen on Calgary’s Breakfast Television and she moderates the Calgary Book Club for Writers, which reads and discusses challenging works of fiction as a way of understanding how fiction works from a writer’s perspective. Sandra edits fiction primarily, on a freelance basis, and is currently at work on a historical novel. She will also be the editor of an anthology of short political fiction, forthcoming in Spring 2013.
See you FEBRUARY 4th!