Read Local: Saskatchewan Publishing Success Stories – University of Regina Press

March 27th, 2015

Creative Saskatchewan released the following media statement today, and we want to make sure you’ve seen it. Because if there’s one thing we loooove to talk about, it’s how awesome our publishers are. We can talk about that All. Day. Long. So congratulations, University of Regina Press! This is some great success for one of your new titles, and an important book in the Canadian bibliolandscape. Yeah. We just invented that word.

Saskatchewan Publishing on the Front Page

It is not very often that a book graces the cover of a national newspaper, yet that is exactly where The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir was featured in the Saturday March 21st edition of The Globe and Mail.

In addition to appearing on page 1, combined with a multi-page article inside the paper, The Education of Augie Merasty is an Amazon top 10 bestseller and is one of CBC’s CanLit15 picks. Demand for the book has sent it back to press for another print run!

Published by the University of Regina Press, this book was written by Saskatchewan-based authors Joseph Auguste Merasty, with David Carpenter. Described as “one of the most important books of the Spring season” by Canada’s national newspaper, the success of The Education of Augie Merasty is a positive reflection of the great activity occurring in Saskatchewan’s publishing industry as a whole.

“Thank you to Creative Saskatchewan for supporting the publishing of this book,” said Bruce Walsh, Publisher of University of Regina Press. “This success would not have happened without your support.”

Creative Saskatchewan funding from the Creative Industries Production grant supported the publishing of this and other books released by the University of Regina Press in 2014.

“This is very exciting for everyone involved,” says JP Ellson, CEO of Creative Saskatchewan. “This is great recognition of the hard work of both the publisher and author and is a nod to the work of Saskatchewan’s publishing industry as a whole.”

The University of Regina Press launched on June 1, 2013 and publishes books on aboriginal issues, Saskatchewan history, and other topics for both the trade and scholarly markets. The first book published by University of Regina Press, Clearing the Plains, won the Governor General’s Award for History and became the rarest of things in academic publishing: a national bestseller. It was also published with support from the government of Saskatchewan. Visit for more on University of Regina Press.

Read Local – Saskatchewan Best Sellers 2014

March 13th, 2015

Here’s a list of SaskBook’s top 20 best selling Saskatchewan books from 2014 (sold through SaskBooks’ display and catalogues):

Great Saskatchewan Bucket List by Robin and Arlene Karpan, published by Parkland Publishing

Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Wedding by Marion Mutala, published by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

St. Victor Petroglpyhs: The Place of the Living Stone by Tim E.H. And S. Louise Jones, published by The Friends of the St. Victor Petroglyphs

Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan by Margaret Hyrniuk and Frank Korvemaker, published by Coteau Books

81 Interesting Places in Saskatchewan by Frank Anderson, published by Gopher Books

Herstory 2015 by the Saskatoon Women’s Calendar Collective, published by Coteau Books

Indian Ernie: Perspectives on Policing and Leadership by Ernie Louttit, published by Purich Publishing

ABCs Down on the Farm by Eileen Munro, published by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

The Diamond Willow Walking Stick by Leah Marie Dorion, published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute

From Moose to Moccasins by Jeff Coleclough, published by KAKWA

Roogaroo Mickey by Wilfred Burton, published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute

Saskatchewan Scenic Drives by Robin and Arlene Karpan, published by Parkland Publishing

Maskisina: A Guide to Northern Style Métis Moccasins by Gregory Scofield, published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute

Métis Soldiers of Saskatchewan by Cathy Littlejohn, published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute

Remembering Will Have to Do by Louise Moine, published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute

What Do You Do All Day?: Women’s Stories of Retirement by Miriam Hoffer, published by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

Boulder Monuments of Saskatchewan by G. Ian Brace, published by the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society

Egg Money: A Tribute to Saskatchewan Pioneer Women by Deana Driver, DriverWorks Ink

Outlaws of Saskatchewan by Frank Anderson, published by Gopher Books

After the Truck Hit by Jennifer Kuchinka, published by DriverWorks Ink

Read Local: Publishing Success Stories – Dunlop Art Gallery

March 12th, 2015

Dunlop Art Gallery will be hosting a party at Central Library on Saturday, March 28 to celebrate the launch of three of our forthcoming titles documenting 3 exhibitions we’ve produced in 2014-15.

Who’s Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green?, Tragedy Plus Time, and Material Girls.

These three titles, co-published with Black Dog Publishing, celebrate some of Dunlop Art Gallery’s highest-attended and critically-acclaimed exhibitions presented in 2014-2015. Black Dog Publishing Limited London specializes in beautifully produced illustrated books that represent a fresh, eclectic take on contemporary culture. Dunlop Art Gallery has been thrilled to partner with Black Dog to produce these exciting new publications, filled with full colour illustrations, critical essays, and commissioned artist projects.

Contributing authors:

Mark Cheetham, Michael Davidge, Blair Fornwald, Dagmara Genda, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart

Artist projects:

Thirza Cuthand, Alison S.M. Kobayashi, Walter Scott, and Joy Walker

The Dunlop welcomes all local publishers to attend and partake in some food, drink, dancing, and bad art making while celebrating the launch on SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 7:00 PM

Congratulations are in order!

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