Publishing Pros from Four Countries Weigh In

Twenty-five publishing professionals from Canada, the United States, England and Scotland will come together to explore, share and reflect on the world of writing and publishing at the 12th annual Book Summit on June 20, 2013.

Scotland’s Mark Buckland, founder of Cargo Publishing and publisher of Roddy Doyle, Will Self and Amy Bloom, will take part in a discussion on the new landscape for acquiring titles. To wrap up the day, he will take part in a panel that will reflect on the state of the industry. He will be joined by England’s Victoria Barnsley, CEO and Publisher at HarperCollins UK and International; Fiona McCrae from the United States, Publisher at Graywolf Books; and Vancouver’s Howard White, publisher at Harbour Publishing.

The day will kick off with Chuck Klosterman, who writes The Ethicist column in the New York Times Magazine, in a session titled “The Ethics of Publishing.” Participants can then participate in two of six workshops that explore such themes as “Can an E-Book Look Good?,” “How Much Does Free Cost?” and “What’s New About New Adult?” BookNet Canada will present a session that looks at the profile of the Canadian book buyer. The day will end with the panel discussion, titled “Reflections on the Book Industry in Motion.”

Presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College’s School of Creative and Performing Arts, in association with Authors at Harbourfront Centre, Book Summit 2013 is a day-long conference held at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. This year’s conference, titled Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Book Industry in Motion, offers practical workshops and hard numbers alongside theory, prognostication and observations from publishing professionals from Canada, the United States, England and Scotland.

The conference will take place on June 20, 2013, beginning at the Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West. For details and to register visit

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