Saskatchewan Publishers Group, 1988-

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Saskatchewan Publishers Group, 1988-

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  • Saskatchewan Publishers' Group

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Dates of existence

1988-

History

Professional publishers in Saskatchewan organized informally in the early 1980s as a mechanism to collaborate on promotional activities. This collaboration appears to have been ad hoc in nature involving occasional association with the Prairie Publishers Group which represented publishers from the three prairie provinces. The first step toward the formation of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group appears to have taken place in March, 1986 with the opening of a bank account in the Group's name.

Professional publishers in Saskatchewan organized informally in the early 1980s as a mechanism to collaborate on promotional activities. This collaboration appears to have been ad hoc in nature involving occasional association with the Prairie Publishers Group which represented publishers from the three prairie provinces. The first step toward the formation of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group appears to have taken place in March, 1986 with the opening of a bank account in the Group's name.

Programs and projects of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group have included Prairie Books from Home, the launch of Prairie Books Now, outreach projects and a travelling book display. The Saskatchewan Publishers Group has also assisted in the development of the Saskatchewan Book Awards and the Prairie Festival of Books in the early 1990s and in lobbying against the provincial government's proposed tax on reading materials in 1991.

Past Executive Directors and Co-Executive Directors of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group have been Archie Crail (1990), Heather Wood (1990-1993), Barbara Kahan (1992-1996), and Rachael Van Fossen (1996-1998).
Currently (2005) the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group is Brenda Niskala, who has held the position since 1993. The Saskatchewan Publishers Group has fifteen full members, eight associate members, and thirty-four supporting members.

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PA 307

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Authority record created on 2008-06-04. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.

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Saskatchewan Publishers Group website

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