PRLog - April 26, 2011 - COQUITLAM, British Columbia -- Edmonton, AB- With the closing of many well-established publishers in Canada, writers are struggling to find new ways to have their work read and noticed by the public. The e-book revolution and social media have opened up new opportunities for authors to publish and will be highlighted at the Get Publishing Conference- At the Edge of Print May 6-7 in Edmonton.
“At this type of conference, being shy is not an option. This conference offers a unique pitch camp for writers to speak with publishers, editors, a literary agent, radio producer, and publicist to see how viable their work might be for publication. West of Toronto, where can writers go for this kind of access? It’s a great opportunity to meet face to face- something that can’t be done just online,” says one of the organizers, Theresa Agnew.
People who sign up for pitch camp get a one on one, focused meeting with publishing industry professionals, as well as being able to rub shoulders with other writers at the conference. Keynote speakers Andrew Steeves of Gaspereau Press will be speaking live from Kentville, Nova Scotia, taking the delegates on a virtual tour of the hand-cranked printing press that printed this year’s ScotiaBank Giller prize winner. And Minister Faust will be speaking about the risk of writing, and how to recognize the Next Big Thing, including whether e-books and self-publishing is the right route to go.
Get Publishing – At the Edge of Print is the only conference in Alberta with the sole purpose of giving writers the connections and tools needed to meet their publishing goals.
Interested attendees are encouraged to register for the conference which includes all workshops, keynotes, and banquet. The conference fee is $295.00.
For information or to register, call (780) 497-5346 or visit At the Edge of Print www.getpublishing.ca/
To book an interview contact:
Rachel Sentes, Publicist
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gal-friday is a publicist, and freelance writer She works with authors, agents, publishers, businesses and cool arts causes. She is partnered with Brian Wood- a non-fiction literary agent in Vancouver to maximize publicity exposure