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Salon de Livre Montréal

À des fins purement éducatives, sociales, charitables et philanthropiques et sans intention de gain pécuniaire pour ses membres:

Organiser le Salon du livre de Montréal et ainsi éduquer le public de tous âges, le sensibiliser et l’aider à mieux comprendre :

a) la diversité de l’expression littéraire;

b) l’importance de la lecture et du livre comme source de culture et de savoir par la diffusion du patrimoine littéraire national;

en offrant des activités éducatives et culturelles, entre autres au moyen d’ateliers, notamment sur les sujets suivants : histoire, humanisme, société, diversités culturelles, lecture, littérature, religion, santé et sciences.

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Author PR: Generating Buzz About Your Book

You have finished your book, and you feel in your gut that it’s best-seller material – if only people knew about it. Enter the media. The media landscape has shifted greatly over the past few years, and the world of the blogger has blurred the lines. I would challenge you to look beyond just traditional media to find influencers who can tell your story and talk about your book.

Here are a few things to consider when you are reaching out to media outlets and influencers to generate buzz about your upcoming book.

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Word on the Street – Toronto

The Word On The Street Toronto is a non-profit organization that celebrates Canadian reading and writing, and champions literacy, primarily through a free, annual outdoor festival.

Every year, The Word On The Street aims to have lots of family-fun activities at the festival. TD KidStreet is a special area of the park devoted to families, and offers exciting children’s programming all day in the TVO Kids Stage, the TD Children’s Literature Tent and the Children’s Activity Tent.

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Word on the Street – Saskatoon

Celebrating Reading. Advocating Literacy.

The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations, workshops, and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. There is always plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, and best of all, The Word On The Street and all of its events are FREE!

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Word on the Street – Halifax

Celebrating Reading. Advocating Literacy.

The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations, workshops, and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. There is always plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, and best of all, The Word On The Street and all of its events are FREE!

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The Word On The Street

A national festival for books and magazines cleverly called The Word on the Street is coming our way this month on Sunday, September 27th at the Harbourfront Centre to support the importance of literacy. Swing by over the weekend to catch the latest publishing news from your favourite publishers and authors!

TD KidStreet Festival Guide
If you have a little reader, bring him or her along to the event for fun programming, activities, and meat loveable characters from Chirp, ChickaDEE, and Owl’s magazine.

TD KidStreet Exhibitor Marketplace
Some of Canada’s top children’s publishers will be on site, showcasing their newest books and magazines for your children or yourself to fall in love with.

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What Authors Need to Know About Branding

It’s such an exciting time to be an author!

Writers can now self-publish, which gives them more freedom and control over their work than ever before. However, as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility.
Nowadays, the self-published writer’s role goes well beyond completion of the manuscript. Now there’s branding, marketing and selling to explore. And if you’re a savvy self-published author, you’ll want to pay close attention to these branding facts.

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National Book Festival

The Library of Congress and Honorary Chairs President Obama and Mrs. Obama invite you to the 15th Anniversary National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center. To mark this special occasion, as well as the 200th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival has as its theme Jefferson’s quote, “I Cannot Live Without Books.” Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest15.

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ePublishing Marketing, Sales: Pricing Matters

“What should I charge?”

It’s an exciting question for any new freelancer or entrepreneur, and they usually have little trouble enjoying the dreams of making a living and a life by doing what they love. From a practical standpoint, there are a few factors based in my ghostwriting experience that I’d like to pass along to everyone taking their first few ambling steps up the entrepreneurial mountain.

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Author Summit 2015

A first of it kind in Toronto. Publisher Production Solutions and their co-organizer, Canadian Women Small Business, brings you Author Summit 2015. Workshops on writing, marketing, PR and author branding to get you started or continue in your journey of becoming a published author.

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